LONDON, July 6 Six-times champion Roger Federer
produced a vintage display to beat defending champion Novak
Djokovic 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-3 in the Wimbledon semi-final on Friday.
The Swiss maintained his record of never losing a Wimbledon
semi-final to reach a record eighth showpiece match at the All
England Club with a dominant performance on Centre Court.
After the first two sets were shared in less than an hour,
the match came alive in the third set.
Serving at 4-5 Djokovic blazed a smash long at 15-30 to give
Federer two set points. Djokovic saved the first with a forehand
but Federer seized his chance, winning a sensational 20-stroke
rally with a smash to move within a set of the final.
Djokovic could not recover and dropped serve early in the
fourth set as Federer rolled to his first final at the
grasscourt slam since he beat Andy Roddick in 2009.
He will face either Briton Andy Murray or Frenchman
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Sunday's final.
(Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Pritha Sarkar)