So it is decided: World no.1 and the defending champion Serbian Novak Djokovic plays the men's singles semi final against world no.3 Swiss Roger Federer.
|On road to Wimbledon Final: Djokovic [left] - Federer [right]|
Roger Federer who has come so close to make history by equaling the seven times win record of William Renshaw and Pete Sempras, is to face the defending champion in the semis - now is the time for Federer to beat the Serbian to move to the Finals to win for history.
Their semifinal match will mark their 27th head-to-head meeting on tour or in Grand Slams. Besides, their showdown will be a historic encounter. Not only will the match be their first meeting at Wimbledon, but it will also be their first grass-court meeting in any event. Djokovic defeated Federer in Rome and the French Open this year, while Djokovic was beaten by Nadal thereafter at Roland Garros.
Federer beat Russian M.Youzhny in an easy run over of 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinal on 4 July.
On the other hand, Djokovic is all set to to defend his title and continue afresh by bagging all four Grand Slam titles - an opportunity he missed when he lost to Nadal at French Open recently.
Djokovic overpowered Florian Mayer of Germany easily too 6-4, 6-1, 6-4.
The match is scheduled for Friday 6 July 2012 on the Centre Court at 12:00 GMT
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