Today was the day of surprises at Wimbledon 2017 as the top two seeds faced the unexpected losses. First, Andy Murray was ousted by Sam Querrey. Then, Djokovic retired against Berdych because of his elbow injury after losing the first set in the tie-break. And while this was certainly not a pleasant way to win a match, this Wednesday will be the day to remember for Tomas Berdych. With Murray and Djokovic both out of the tournament, we can all agree that it was a rather unexpected day at Wimbledon 2017. However, one thing is certain, and that is Roger Federer who beat Milos Raonic without breaking a sweat.

Roger Federer surges into semi-finals

Given the fact that it was on this same court where Raonic ousted Federer last year in the semi-finals, many people expected the same kind of battle, maybe with a slightly different outcome. However, the battle was nowhere to be found, at least in the first two sets. It was on his second service game that Raonic was facing two break points after magnificent backhand winners from Federer, but he somehow managed to escape this threat. But not for long as Federer broke him in his next service game. The rest of the set was a routine for Roger given the fact that he was rock solid on his serve. The second set continued at the same pace, as Roger Federer broke Raonic right off the bat.

The rest of the set saw a dominance of the Swiss maestro. He broke the Canadian once more in the fifth game of the set before finally wrapping up the set. The third set was a different story as we saw the glimpses of battle that we all expected to see. The servers kept their games all the way to 3-4 where Federer lost his focus and made two double-faults.

In this game, Roger Federer faced 4 break points but was somehow able to pull through. Another threat from Raonic came in the beginning of the tie-break with a 3-0 lead. Now, facing the possibility of losing this set, Federer was determined to turn things around. And so he did. The Swiss maestro won 5 points in the row and soon, and the rest of the tie-break was a routine.

Federer to face Berdych in the semi-finals

In the other quarter-finals match, the elbow injury stopped Djokovic from trying to fight his way through the semi-finals. That way we'll see the clash between Roger Federer and Tomas Berdych. With this match, Roger should have no problems as he leads 18-6 in head-to-head meetings against Berdych. He beat the Czech 7 times in a row, but in their last match at Wimbledon 2010, Berdych was victorious. Not many people were expecting the clash between these two, but we are sure that the match will be worthy of the semi-finals.

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