Originally written July 06, 2012 on Tennis Grand Stand:
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Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga each trying to make history at Wimbledon By Maud Watson Blockbuster Battle At the time of writing, the men’s semis are set, and once again, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer find themselves ready to do battle in a highly anticipated semifinal matchup with plenty on the line. In many ways, this is a bigger match for Federer. A win over the Serb would put him one match away from a historic victory at SW19. Such a win would not only see him tie Sampras’ record of seven Wimbledon singles titles, but it would also earn him the No. 1 ranking to then tie and likely surpass the record Sampras set for most weeks at No. 1. The Swiss will be well aware that Wimbledon likely represents his best shot at regaining the top spot. He has some room to maneuver over the course of the summer, but given how dominant Federer was last fall, time is running out for him to gain the necessary number of points to leapfrog the current No. 1. As for Djokovic, a semifinal wi...
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