Veteran tennis great Roger Federer entered his 11th Wimbledon final when he defeated Czech Tomas Berdych 7-6(4) 7-6(4) 6-4 on Friday. In a game which lasted more than an hour, Berdych gave a tough fight but ultimately Federer’s class proved too much for him. With this win Federer has now reached 29 grand slam finals, winning 18.
Federer hasn’t dropped a set in the tournament and will face Croatian Marin Cilic for the title on Sunday. However, Federer’s win over Berdych sent Twitter into a frenzy. Here are some of th reactions.
A magician on top of his game, every shot at his command. Wow! #Federer
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 14 July 2017
— Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) 14 July 2017
— Rohan Bopanna (@rohanbopanna) 14 July 2017
— ITF (@ITF_Tennis) 14 July 2017
Meanwhile, after the match, Federer spoke about his opponent in the final and said, “Last year against Marin (Cilic) was brutal,” Federer said. “I got really lucky to win. He’s a lovely guy, I’m happy for him he’s in his first Wimbledon final. “He crushed me at the U.S. Open a few years ago. Hopefully, he won’t play like that again.”