2009 Wimbledon Men’s Semifinals

5-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer continues his march to a record 7th straight Wimbledon Final, going up against the surprising Tommy Haas in a clash of veterans (Federer is 27 years old, Haas 31.)

The first set stayed on serve before Federer finally took the lead by winning the tiebreak.  During the set, Haas served 6 aces while playing a consistent ground game.  Federer simply played like Federer, taking his time and showing no worries.

The second set also stayed on serve until Federer finally broke Haas’ serve to win 7-5.  Federer seemed content to just keep pressure on Haas until he finally breaks.  Haas showed remarkable resilience as he kept playing perfect until he hit one long on the final point. 

In the third set, Federer put even more pressure on Haas, bumping up his serve and getting several break points before finally breaking Haas to win 6-3.  Federer never faced a break point all day.  Federer now has a 50-5 record at Wimbledon.

In the other men’s match, Brit Andy Murray is hoping to get to the Wimbledon final for the first time in his career, while American Andy Roddick hopes to face Roger Federer for the 3rd time in the final.

The first set goes to Roddick as he breaks Murray’s serve in the 11th game.  Roddick has 6 aces in the set. 

In the second set, Murray’s serve comes alive as he has 7 aces and breaks Roddick to tie the match at 1 set all.

Murray keeps the pressure up in the 3rd set, serving 12 aces. However, he cannot break Roddick and loses the set in a tiebreak.

Neither player can break in the 4th set and it again goes to a tiebreak with Roddick coming out victorious.

Roddick will attempt to become the first player not named Nadal to beat Roger Federer in a Grand Slam final.

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