Wimbledon Day 9 Scores: Djokovic, Federer, Murray, Gasquet In Semifinals
Wimbledon 2015 men’s quarterfinal results from the center-court are here.
Djokovic Vs Gasquet In Semifinals
Top seed and world number one, Novak Djokovic, overcame the challenge of Croat Marin Cilic 6-4 6-4 6-4 in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
Novak Djokovic will play Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the Wimbledon semi-finals. Gasquet shocked French Open Champions Stan Wawrinka 6-4 4-6 3-6 6-4 11-9 in a five-set thriller, the best match this edition’s tournament witnessed.
Had Wawrinka won, all top 4 seeds would have played the semifinals for the first time in last 20 years.
This is 28-year-old Djokovic’s 50th win at Wimbledon, as the Serb maintained his unbeaten record against Cilic after their 13th clash.
“It was a very solid performance after a tough five-set match against Kevin Anderson in the fourth round,” Djokovic said in an interview.
“I didn’t know how my body was going to feel. I was hoping I was going to play well and that’s what I did.
“The top players are expected to reach the final stages of these competitions, but still I’m happy to make my way through. Of course I try not to take it for granted.”
The Eight-time Grand Slam winner didn’t allow a single break point to his opponent and hit 27 winners on his road to the last four.
Federer To Clash Murray In Last Four
It’s going to be a mouth-watering semifinal clash between seven-time Wimbledon champions Roger Federer and 3rd seed Andy Murray.
The Swiss second seed continued his impressive show despite two rain interruption against France’s Gilles Simon. 33 year-old Federer won comfortably 6-3 7-5 6-2 in one hour and 34 minutes.
Federer last won the Wimbledon, beating Murray in the finals of 2012. The Briton will be eying to avenge the defeat in this semifinal clash on Friday.
“We both like to look back on that summer of 2012,” Federer said in an interview. “If we knew beforehand that I would win Wimbledon and him the Olympics, I think we both would have taken it. It was a great summer for us.
“I am happy for him, he is doing so well after his back surgery. People forget how hard it is to get back from injury and get back into contention to win tournaments.
“Friday will be a tough one for me but I am obviously looking forward to it.”
The third seed Scot defeated Canadian Vasek Pospisil 6-4 7-5 6-4 in straight set. Murray, 28, too had to cope with two rain delays, the second of which saw the roof brought across in the second set.
“It was difficult, we were stopped a couple of times,” said Murray.
“I felt I played some good stuff. He served extremely well for periods. I tried to change my return position at the end of the second set to see the returns better.”
About his meeting with Federer in the semis, Murray was candid and confident, “I know Roger very well, we walked to the practice courts together this morning.
“Friday is a different story and hopefully we can have a great match.@