Wimbledon 2017: Title favourite Roger Federer eases past Milos Raonic

Murray Djokovic exit in Wimbledon quarterfinals

Murray Djokovic exit in Wimbledon quarterfinals

Effervescent Roger Federer moved serenely into the Wimbledon semi-finals a few weeks before his 36th birthday and then expressed his concern for two stricken rivals on Wednesday.

Federer put in a near-perfect straight sets 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (4) win in his quarterfinal against No. 6 seed Milos Raonic to reach his 12th Wimbledon semifinal.

In another upset Berdych made it to the last four after his opponent Novak Djokovic was forced to retire due to a shoulder injury.

Raonic's belief ebbed away at the start of the second set when a careless forehand gifted Federer another break and the third seed went for the jugular, grabbing another break of serve as he sauntered into a two-set lead.

That rule does not apply when it is Federer, king of Wimbledon, inflicting the punishment in the silky manner only the 18-times grand slam champion is capable of.

The Swiss, who turns 36 next month, played his best tennis of the tournament to dismantle the big-serving Canadian who knocked him out at the semi-final stage previous year. Everybody thought that past year was the last chance for him, then he had a knee injury and took six months off.

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Murray, a two-time champion at the All England Club, has now lost his last four five-set matches overall.

At the end of his news conference, speaking in Serbian and translated through an interpreter, Djokovic alluded to the possibility that he could take a long break. "I have just got to try to find a way to try to be better on the day". I'm rested. I'm fresh. I'm ready to go this afternoon if I have to, which is great, but I don't have to.

That would be a first for Djokovic, who has been one of the best players on tour for about a decade. That's why I can't think too far ahead. Among these, Roger Federer won nine matches whereas Milos Raonic won three matches. I can look at this quarterfinal in a totally relaxed fashion.

"I'm very pleased with how I'm playing". "He kept a very high gear the whole entire time without giving many real glimpses. I think that was the most sort of defeating thing".

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