Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are going to fight it out in semis. Here are Wimbledon 2012 results and score
They are top two names in the world of tennis and one of the two is going to face the prospects of being eliminated in the semi-finals. So, to be true, the final is effectively being played between top two players in the world in the semis itself.
Another top player who could have made the finals a lot enticing was Rafael Nadal who was eliminated in the second round of the tournament itself by an unknown player who was ranked lower than hundred.
Mikhail Youzhny, on the other hand was beaten badly by none other than Roger Federer. Their match was not very challenging, but what made it very interesting was the way Mikhail Youzhny sought some hint from the top players of the yore sitting in the stadium, on how to win the match against Federe. This was purely a joke, as no player can expect some advice from others sitting in the box, but it showed his frustration facing Federer, who has been playing exceedingly well throughout the tournament.
There was no hope for the Russian throughout the match and he felt dejected after facing his 12th humiliating defeat at the hands of Federer in as many meetings. He had no chance at all with Federer in his best form. After his victory over the Russian, Federer said, “A good matchup, I guess, for some reason…He is a good player and makes it hard, normally, for players. I had a tough one with him last year. I’m obviously excited about this result.’’ But to be true, throughout the almost 75 minutes long encounter, Federer never faced challenged by him. It was a simple victory for a great player.
Both Roger Federer and Djokovic are excited with the prospects of fighting it out on grass court in semis. But the history is in favour of Federer as he has won four out of five matches played so far between him and the defending champion Djokovic. An excited Federer said, “A nice matchup…Obviously I’m aware that Novak is the defending champion and the world No. 1. That’s not going to make it easy.” On the other hand Djokovic is equally excited and apprehensive about his opponent. He says, “”It’s always a pleasure playing against Roger…Obviously he’s a great champion. He has been so dominant and consistent in these Grand Slams, and he’s really an ultimate challenge on grass courts.”
For tennis fans in England, they are praying that their local lad Andy Murry wins against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the other semifinal and enters final.