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Roger Federer beats Milos Raonic in three sets to go into Wimbledon semis

• Roger Federer wins 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (4)
• Federer will play Tomas Berdych in semi final

Roger Federer rolled back the years as he rolled over Milos Roanic to emphasise again why is favourite to claim a record eighth Wimbledon title.

If anything the 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (4) scoreline flattered Raonic, whose power game was first defused and then utterly dismantled. This was not only Federer’s 100th match at Wimbledon – an accomplishment that puts him only to second to Jimmy Connors in the open era – but, incredibly, one of the Swiss No3 seed’s best. He won 90% of first serve points, hit 46 winners to nine unforced errors, and with Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic both exiting the tournament, will surely fancy his chances against Tomas Berdych in the semi-finals and either Marin Cillic or Sam Querry in the final.

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