Roger Federer is back in his old supreme form.
The Swiss maestro’s 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Andy Murray and the style in which he achieved it in Friday’s semifinals has drawn praise from every quarters.
Fedx struck 56 winners and 20 aces, against only 11 unforced errors on his way to 10th final at centre court.
“Today I was clearly able to play very well from the start,” he said. “The beginning was always going to be an important part of the game. I had to save break point first, then I was able to start rolling on my serve. Played a great game to break. I mean, definitely one of the best matches I’ve played in my career. The first set, I don’t remember point by point, but it was definitely really, really solid.”
Federer now faces World No 1 Novak Djokovic in the finals, a rematch of 2014 final which Djokovic pulled off winning the decider 6-4.
“I don’t really think about the match we played against each other last year. I just remember it was unbelievably thrilling. The crowd really got into it,” Federer said. “I’m just happy personally for myself to be back in a final. Whoever that’s going to be against, it’s always a big occasion. That it’s Novak, the world No. 1, it obviously adds something extra.”
Andy Murray admitted that he was out-played by vintage Federer.
That’s definitely the best he served against me.” The third seed Briton said. Murray also was technically perfect on Friday, but was out-classed by his Swiss opponent.