Swiss Master Roger Federer Knocks Down Novak Djokovic in Wimbledon Semi-Final!!!!
Roger Federer in eighth Wimbledon final
LONDON — Perpetual rain, the changing of the guard, double-decker buses, fish, chips, and Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final.
Quintessential London was safe and sound Friday afternoon when Federer, the Swiss master whose initials are embedded in the AELTC’s emerald turf, knocked down world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, to reach the Wimbledon final for the eighth time.
Federer got the job done again with his trademark fluidity, consistency, and near-flawless ground game, but what tied it all together was his unusually strong service game, with which he conjured 12 aces (to Djokovic’s nine) as well as a 72 percent success rate on second service points — an important 15 percent more wiggle room than the crafty Djokovic. That bit of underlying mettle to Federer’s game allowed him to be more aggressive against the tournament favorite.