Preview: 1st Men’s Singles Semi Final Match in Wimbledon 2012July 9, 2012
The four quarter final matches in Men’s singles category of Wimbledon 2012 have come up with the four semi finalists and they are now ready to battle for a post in the final. The first semi final match in this category is between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. This is the 27th time they are facing each other in their Grand Slam career. But for them, this is the not only the first meeting on any event grass court but also their first match in Wimbledon history which can be surely considered as a historic encounter.
In the quarter final round, third seeded Roger Federer knocked down his Russian opponent, Mikhail Youzhny in straight sets in 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 score line. Although in this match, the Swiss Maestro has got an effortless win, but in the last couple of rounds, he had to struggle to make his way to this semi final. In the third round, he was almost at the verge of getting out of this tournament when French star Julien Benneteau upset him in all the five sets. But now he seems to be in full swing to get over the Serbian rival. In their earlier 26 encounters, Federer is in a leading position with 14-12 lead. Federer is a marvelous on clay court and he has also proved his ability on grass court. But it is to see now how these two legendary tennis stars, who have ditched the other one many times on clay and hard court, work on this grass court. However this Swiss star was knocked out of the tournament from the semi final round in French Open 2012 when the Serbian ousted him in straight set. Moreover, in recent times, this third seeded has hardly managed to get any win against this top ranked Djokovic.
On the other, after missing the Grand Slam championship title at Roland Garros, top seeded Djokovic is gunning this time to get his second Wimbledon title. This year, so far, he has just won one Grand Slam title at Australian Open. After getting a straight set victory, 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 in the quarter final against Florian Mayer, Djokovic has set a match against Federer in the semi final. When this Serbian is in the court, there is always elegance in the atmosphere. His maestro strokes along with the superb consistency level always bring an easy win for him. So here is a big challenge for him to prevail over six times Wimbledon champion Federer because this win will retain his World No.1 ranking till next Wimbledon but if the Swiss manages it, then he will again get back his lost top ranking.
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