Roger Federer Sets Grand Slam Match Win Record – Switzerland’s Roger Federer defeated Croatia’s Marin Cilic to reach the semi-finals of the 2016 Wimbledon.
Federer’s 6-7 (4/7), 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (11/9), 6-3 victory over 9th-seed Cilic gave him his 11th Wimbledon semi-final appearance, matching the existing record.
The win also gave the legendary tennis player his 307th win at a Grand Slam event, the most of any player in history, and will now face Milos Raonic in the semi-finals.
“Marin is such a wonderful player and I knew I was in so much trouble in the third set and in the fourth,” said Federer. “But my legs and back were there and serving was key. Mentally this will give me a hell of a boost.”
In the other semi-final, Andy Murray will face Czech Rep’s Tomas Berdych after securing a 7-6 (12/10), 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1 victory over France’s Jo Wilfried Tsonga.
“It was a tough match. Tsonga is one of the best grass-court players in the world and he came up with some great shots at big moments,” Murray said. “I just tried to use all my energy at the start of the fifth set to get myself pumped up and thankfully I got the early break and managed to hang onto it.”