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Roger Federer vs Tomas Berdych live tennis score, Wimbledon 2017 Semi Finals

Roger Federer beats Tomas Berdych 7-6, 7-6, 6-4 to make his 11th Wimbledon final.
Updated: 14 July 2017 23:23 IST - Published: 14 July 2017 20:33 IST
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It's Roger Federer's ELEVENTH Wimbledon final.

At 35 years old.
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Friendly reminder - This is yet another straight sets for Roger Federer, who continues to the FINALS of Wimbledon without dropping a set.
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Roger Federer beats Tomas Berdych 7-6, 7-6, 6-4 and is now one match away from his record EIGHTH Wimbledon title.
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GAME, SET AND MATCH ROGER FEDERER!!!
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Second match point now.
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He's raced to 40-0 now has Roger Federer... and he faults! 
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Federer serves for the match.
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But let's not forget two-sets-to-love and now looking right in the face of a semi-final defeat Tomas Berdych. I'm not writing anything off here as Federer serves for the match, and he holds 4-5.
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Sure looks like it from where I'm sitting. It has to be superhuman to follow up a break with a love hold when you're sniffling and sneezing and facing (the familiar, agreed) pressure of staring down the barrel at a Wimbledon final.

Even if you're winning, and even if you're Federer.

But that's a love hold. 5-3 to Roger Federer in the third. 
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FEDERER WITH THE BREAK!!! 4-3 now courtesy a couple of errors from Berdych. One shot into the net and then an unreturnable Federer backhand.

Surely this is it?
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Can you imagine coming back from trailing 15-40? 

Federer can. And he succeeds. 


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TWO ACES? Wow. At a time like this for anyone, that is brilliant. But Roger Federer isn't just anyone. 

Just like that. Two aces to take 40-15 to Game Federer in that deep booming voice.

3-3 now in the third set.
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Federer threatens a bit with that break - almost playing it like match point, and indeed a break then might well have sealed it quick for the Swiss. But his feathers are ruffled and you can see it. 

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is watching as scores go  3-2.
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Federer is constantly sneezing into his tissues. Let's remind you it's 6:30 pm in London. About 20 degrees Celsius and while it's not rainy it's certainly got clouds somewhere around. 
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Easy holds for both players and 2-1 becomes 2-2 quick. But while it's quick for each player, it is NOT quick for others watching.
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Federer's a bit agitated at missing a couple of easy shots and you can hear it - he makes quite sure of that. 
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Federer is one set away from the Wimbledon finals. But you can be sure Berdych isn't making it easy at all. 
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If you love tennis and weren't a Berdych fan, you should be now. Some great play from the Czech to run, hit, return, and we thought that forehand was going into the stands.

It actually landed in. 

Colour me impressed, for one. 
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A good body serve from Berdych and Federer bums a bh return. An attempted one, rather. Berdych holds to 15 with a great thwacking forehand.

1-0 to Berdych in the third set.
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Berdych opens serve in the third set. It's a must-win set for him and he knows it.
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6-4.. and now 7-4 and Federer wins the second set! 

This is looking a bit tough for Berdych then! 

Roger Federer is up 7-6, 7-6 on Tomas Berdych. He has never beaten Federer down two sets to love.
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Wow. 3-1.

4-1. 

5-1.

He's scoring points faster than I'm typing, almost, is Roger Federer. Far more in control in this tiebreak. Berdych trying to attack Federer's second serve but it's really not paying the dividends he'd like.

2-5 to Tomas Berdych in the second set tiebreak.
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Has Federer resigned himself to a TB? Yes he has. Berdych holds and we're headed to a second-set TB! 
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6-5 to Federer now as again, Berdych serves to stay in the match.
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Scratch what I said about anyone feeling tired. No-one's tired here. They're putting up a fight and a half. 
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More and more net play from Roger Federer and the Swiss unleashes a great backhand volley at the net. 
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Federer seals that point - it's a great one, too - at the net with a textbook drop, but Berdych holds to take it 5-5 in this set too.

Neck and neck.

This somehow feels like it's going to another tiebreak..
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What. A. Rally!! Federer sends Berdych all around - and Berdych returns the favour and then some. 
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Tomas Berdych is now serving to stay in the second set. 
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Federer holds! Berdych tries a gutsy backhand but it goes just a tiny bit long, meanwhile Federer returns with quite the brilliant down-the-line bh of his own. 

The crowd cheers.

Federer leads 5-4.
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Phenomenal stuff from Tomas Berdych here. This is a pressure situation, make no bones about it. 

And the Czech pulls out a LOVE HOLD. 

That's some huge stuff. 

4-4 in the second.
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Break point, shmake point. Federer holds in the end for a 4-3 lead in the second set.
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Woah woah woah. Berdych takes Federer to break point and looks great there. Federer then sends what I can only describe as a perfectly angled, perfectly hit bouncing forehand to hold serve there. His mother applauds, as does longtime family friend and former coach Stefan Edberg.
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A couple of good shots from Berdych and he takes the next two points to hold serve! 

3-3
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Despite this, the Czech ace is keeping a firm hold (no pun intended), on his side of the match! Whoever your opponent is - even if it's Roger Federer - you can't back down.
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It's not been easy for either player, but Berdych looks a little bit tired in a couple of his shots. 
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5 aces each in this match. Just in case you wanted to know how even this match is, it's even. Very.
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Lovely rally between the pair but again, Federer nets a backhand. Break points haven't been going too well for the Swiss and right now he's at 1/7 on BP.

Not the nicest statistic for him.

2-2 in the second.
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But a down the line shot from Federer takes us to Deuce Number Three.

What's behind Deuce Number Three?
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Berdych brings in a great bh at the net. And I mean at the net. It's almost a perfect cross court backhand, and it's Advantage Berdych.
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Federer brings up break point again but Berdych sends in a sensational forehand at the net quickly. Deuce.

Again.
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And after skying a 'what should've been routine' backhand, Federer holds his next service game. 

2-1 lead. 

Fans cheering. 

Federer visibly a bit agitated at this being quite the battle.
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Berdych is unrelenting. Federer might have the upper hand here but the Czech intends to take the fight to the brink and he holds the next service game despite Federer almost  taking it to a break - yet again in this match! 

1-1 
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Surprisingly for Federer, he flubs a drop volley. That doesn't affect the game in the end - he holds for 1-0! 
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53 minutes in and Federer, courtesy an unforced error at just the right time for himself - and the worst possible time for Berdych - WINS the first set! 


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4-2 to Federer in the tiebreak becomes 4-3 as Federer sends what would've been a great passing shot just a touch too long.
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Federer goes from baseline to net and it pays off. 3-1 now with some traditional Wimbledon-style play.


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And that's really paying off. Berdych takes the first point of the tiebreak, but then immediately fluffs a routine return. 

2-1 to Federer in the TB
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Berdych is attacking Federer's forehand and being unapologetic about it.