Yesterday, having its semi finals up for play, Wimbledon had no power to deliver any upset. Those who were regarded as favorites to advance to the next round did it. Marin Cilic got past Sam Querrey in the first match of the session while Tomas Berdych couldn't stop Roger Federer from reaching his 11th Wimbledon final. For the second year in a row, the Czech star sees his Wimbledon bid ending in the last four stages. Although he lost in straight sets, overall, the encounter stood pretty much in the balance and only the touches of genius from Federer made the difference. Last year he lost to Andy Murray in the same phase of the tournament.

Roger Federer didn't blink in the key moments

Entering the encounter, Tomas Berdych was probably thinking at 2010 Wimbledon win over Roger Federer when he stunned the Swiss tennis star in the quarterfinals, en route to his only Grand Slam final ever. Throughout his career, Federer always found in Berdych a worthy opponent. Even though the head to head was in Federer's favor, the Czech seemed to always know which buttons to press in order to give him a hard time. A few months ago, in Miami, Berdych had two consecutive match points over Federer after coming back from being a set down. He wasn't able to close it out.

This time, it was all about Federer striking in the key moments. The first two sets went both to a tie-break where Federer had the stronger nerves and a superior sense of composure.

Being two sets up, he went over the Czech in the third set forcing him to improvise. It was the moment when Federer finally broke Berdych in the third act sealing the victory. In the end, the score board showed how balanced the match was as Federer won by 7-6(4) 7-6(4) 6-4. A tight edge that Berdych couldn't handle properly gives Federer a shot for the eighth Wimbledon title and 19th overall.

Berdych can take the good parts of this run

While Roger Federer will prepare for the battle with Marin Cilic, Tomas Berdych will look forward to the upcoming North American hard court swing. At Wimbledon, he managed to get past some slid ATP players like David Ferrer or Dominic Thiem. Defending last year's result entirely would prevent him from dropping even more in the ranking.

Wehn the rankings will be updated next Monday, he will be sitting in the 15th spot which will allow him to hope for some decent draws at the upcoming events. He will turn 32 later this year, but when it comes to big tournaments he is still able to pull out some great results.

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