WASHINGTON, July 5, 2012 — This is what Wimbledon is all about, a meeting of giants on grass. This is what draws Prince William, Princess Kate, Virgin Airways Sir Richard Branson and legends Martina Navratilova, Andre Agassi, and Steffi Graf courtside. This is why we are glued to TV.
The Semifinals at Wimbledon on Friday, July 6, will be the match tennis fans have hungered for. Swiss-born Roger Federer, at 31 the oldest quarterfinalist, will face Serbian Novak Djokovic, 25 and the youngest quarterfinalist, in a contest that is truly a clash of the Titans.
The action will start July 6, Friday, on ESPN at 8 a.m. EST.
No doubt about it, the Semifinals will prove to be a more exciting match than the Finals on Sunday, no matter who wins. The Quarterfinals was already a phenomenal display of power and finesse. Just imagine the Semifinals.
Women’s Semifinals: Breaking News
Agnieszka Radwansk defeats Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4, reaching her first Grand Slam final.
Serena Williams makes it her seventh Wimbledon final by defeating No. see Victoria 6-3, 7-6(6)
Roger Federer: He humbled Russian Mikhail Youzhny, 26th seed, with a scorching ace, clocked at 102 mph, grabbing a solid lead early and never letting up till the score read 6-1,6-2, 6-2 and he reached his record 32nd career Grand Slam semifinal.
Now Federer is a mere two wins away from a seventh Wimbledon championship, a record set in 1880 by William Renshaw and tied by Pete Sampras.
Yet Federer hasn’t won Wimbledon since 2009 and he has had a dry spell of 2 1/2 years without adding to his string of 16 Grand Slam titles. For Federer, with the clock ticking, this Wimbledon is a must win.
Novak Djokovic: A formidable court foe, Djokovic, Wimbledon’s defending champ, took down 31 seed Florian Mayer of Germany 6-4, 6-1,6-4 in the Quarterfinals without much sweat.
He has had a sublime two-year run as a winner and his confidence is riding mighty high as is to be expected. But he can’t be called cocky. Just cool.
While he and Federer have battled it out 27 times prior to the Friday’s game, this will be their first encounter at Wimbledon.
“We never played on grass [against each other],” Djokovic observed to the Associated Press, “so I think it’s going to be interesting for both of us to see what happens.”
And that’s why tennis fans will be having their breakfast coffee, glued to the TV.
Check out the TV Schedule at Wimbledon TV schedule on ESPN with men’s finals July 8
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