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Federer defeates Murray, will get chance to set Wimbledon record

Roger Federer defeated Andy Murray in straight sets today in Wimbledon to advance to the finals. Federer won the match in just over two hours of play by going 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 through three sets.

Federer described the match as “one of the best matches I’ve played in my career” as he beat the 3rd seed comfortably. He broke the serve of Murray in the last game of each set.

Murray was happy with his play throughout the match but admits Federer deserved the win saying:

“He served fantastic, apart from the first game where I had the chance there, I didn’t really have any opportunities. That puts pressure on you. The pressure builds throughout the set.”

Federer had a high 20 aces in the match and this was part of the reason he proved to be too much for Murray today.

With this win, Federer will play in his tenth Wimbledon final. In the nine finals he’s been in, he has won seven of them. An eighth Wimbledon tittle would give him more Wimbledon tittles than any other player in history.

The final, which will be played on Sunday at 9am ET, will be no walk in the park for Federer. He will play the number 1 seed Novak Djokovic. Djokovic was the man who beat him in last years Wimbledon final and Federer will want revenge for that match.

There’s no doubt the final on Sunday will be a very tight match. Federer will be playing on the court he’s best on but Djokovic looked very strong in this semifinal win against Richard Gasquet of France earlier today.

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