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Federer outclasses Berdych to reach final

Federer outclasses Berdych to reach final
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July 14
18:012017

LONDON, July 14 (Reuters) - Roger Federer's relentless pursuit of an eighth Wimbledon title continued as he beat stubborn Czech Tomas Berdych 7-6(4) 7-6(4) 6-4 to reach the final for the 11th time on Friday.

Rosewall, 39, went on to lose to Jimmy Connors but Federer will be a huge favourite to reclaim the title against big-serving Croatian Marin Cilic on Sunday.

Federer has now reached 29 grand slam finals, winning 18, and he has carved his way through the draw without dropping a set.

This was his toughest test so far, though, as Berdych put in a solid shift at the coalface to keep Federer on his toes.

Berdych refused to throw in the towel and even had breaks points at 3-3 in the third set, only for Federer to smash down three aces and an unreturnable serve.

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