Found July 02, 2012 on Tennis Panorama :
WIMBLEDON – No. 3 Roger Federer had to fight off Xavier Malisse to move into his 33rd consecutive major tournament quarterfinal with a 7-6 (1), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 win at Wimbledon on Monday. Federer was having problems with his back on Centre Court as he took a medical time out that was over eight minutes while up 4-3 in the first set. “ I felt the back going the beginning of the first set,” Federer said, “and then I played on it maybe three, four games. I asked for the trainer, the doctor to come out to just talk about it. So I decided to have treatment inside. “Yeah, I guess it must be a mix of maybe from the five‑setter and the two days off and the cold wind today. So I guess it was unlucky in this regard. Fortunately I pulled out the match the way I did today.” Federer will play Mikhail Youzhny next:”I played him last week in Halle,” the Swiss said. I played him here last year on grass, and again at Halle years back. We’ve played a lot, to be honest, on grass. We know what...

Federer reaches Wimbledon semifinals

Roger Federer earned a record 33rd Grand Slam semifinal berth and moved closer to a record-tying seventh Wimbledon title when he beat Mikhail Youzhny 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 Wednesday.

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  WIMBLEDON – Roger Federer is in a record 32nd major semifinal, trying to make his way to capturing a record-tying seventh Wimbledon title. The Swiss beat Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. Federer will meet No. 1 Novak Djokovic in Friday’s semifinals as the Serb moved past Germany’s Florian Mayer 6-4, 6-1, 6-4. It will be his 27th meeting against Djokovic but the...

Prince William and Kate visit Wimbledon

Prince William and his wife, Kate, visited Wimbledon on Wednesday to match the men's quarterfinals on Centre Court. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were given a loud ovation as they took their seats in the Royal Box ahead of six-time champion Roger Federer's match against Mikhail Youzhny. British hope Andy Murray was set to play David Ferrer of Spain in the second match...

Wimbledon Round 3 Recap: Federer Survives

First of all, we have to give major credit to Yaroslava Shvedova. Shvedova, who really caught a lot of attention with her great French Open run, completed the first “golden set” in women’s tennis in the Open Era against Sara Errani in her third-round match. She won all 24 points to take the first set 6-0, which is quite a feat. Roger Federer survived quite a scare in his third...

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic's Wimbledon Semifinal Could Be One of Best Tennis Matches Ever

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have been making the case that the three-headed rivalry that's producing the best tennis ever should become a two-man show. But Roger Federer, as much royalty to tennis at the Prince William and Kate Middleton sitting in a box at his quarterfinals match on Wednesday, has shown otherwise. Federer is 30 years old, an age that sends most other tennis...

Wimbledon Semifinals Preview

Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic What a difference a round makes. If these two had met in the quarterfinals, we would all be looking at Djokovic as a prohibitive favorite. And maybe we still should be. But Federer looked dominant in beating Mikhail Youzhny today. Youzhny looked like someone who knew he was in a match that he couldn’t win and it really showed in his play. He looked...

Wimbledon Schedule of Play for July 4, 2012

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