The Wimbledon 2017 championships have taken fans and the media by surprise as ATP Top 4 ranking players, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic have not made it to the semi-finals. Instead, we are witnessing Roger Federer’s unyielding performance in hopes of winning the Wimbledon 2017 championships, especially with his victory over Milos Raonic yesterday at 6-4, 6-2, 7-6.
Semi-final – Roger Federer vs Tomas Berdych
Head to head records show that Roger Federer might just breeze through this round since historically, he has beaten the Czech 18 times. Seven-time champion Roger Federer has shown greater potential ever since his comeback from a knee injury with hitting more than 10,000 Aces in his entire career even though he isn’t really one of the strongest-serving players in the ATP.
Tomas Berdych was lucky to have made it to the semi-finals owing to his skill in clinching the first set against Dkokovic 7-6, and Djokovic’s retirement due to an elbow injury in the second set. The 195cm-tall Czech had once beaten Federer and Djokoviv at the All England Club 2010 but can he do it again this year?
Semi-finals – Marin Cilic vs Sam Querrey
World No. 6 Croatian, Marin Cilic, defeated Gilles Muller yesterday with a close fight at 3-6, 7-6, 7-5, 5-7, 6-1. Marin Cilic’s power-serve is certainly one of his biggest advantages in the Wimbledon semi-finals over the World No. 28 American. In his match against Gilles Muller, he scored 33 Aces with his fastest serve at 132 MPH.
Based on the head to head records here, you can see that Marin Cilic stands a high chance of defeating Sam Querrey due to his historical wins of 4-0. Sam Querrey however, showed his dexterity in holding his ground to defeat British sensation Andy Murray in center court at the Wimbledon 2017 Quarter-final match yesterday.