Within seconds of match point, one prominent UK oddsmaker sent out a press release listing odds of Federer retiring. In the first semi-finals, No. Five-alarm danger zone, this. Raonic then misfires off the backhand side but follows up with a forehand winner to return it to deuce. Feels like this could be the match, but Raonic erases it with a 139mph service winner followed by a 131mph service winner to give him game point. Available for everyone, funded by readers. In the day’s second semi-final on the same court, British number one and tournament second seed Andy Murray defeated Tomas Berdych in straight sets to punch his ticket to final as well. LONDON, Sporting Alert – Semi-final results from men’s singles at Wimbledon 2016 on Day 12, Friday, July 8. How ironic that one of Raonic’s only service missteps of the day – the double fault at 3-all in the breaker – is why they’re level on sets. Raonic took the first set, but the Switzerland veteran rallied to take a 2-1 lead heading into a decisive fifth. Third set: Raonic 3-4 Federer* (*denotes next server). Federer somehow returns a preposterous Raonic serve but he closes on the net and puts away a deft volley winner. Serving at 40-15, Federer makes an error off the backhand side and then double faults. Euro 2016 Semi-Final: Germany 0-2 France – Five Talking Points We have the final two at Wimbledon. This was also the first time two women contested two major finals against one another in a single season since Amélie Mauresmo and Justine Henin-Hardenne met in the 2006 Australian Open and Wimble… 3 Roger Federer was beaten 6-3 6-7 (3) 4-6 7-5 6-3 by No. This has 14-12 written all over it. [Highlights] Indiana Hoosiers Beat Providence Friars In Camping World Maui Invitational, 2017-18 College Football Bowl Schedule, Live TV Channels, College Football Championship Week Final Results. 6 Milos Raonic in a battling contest on Centre Court. 1 Gonzaga v No. A comfortable hold for Federer despite some hard-fought points. Third set: Raonic 2-1 Federer* (*denotes next server). Learn how your comment data is processed. Wimbledon 2016: Winners and Losers from the All-England Club 0 of 12 Serena Williams shows off trophies she received for winning the women's singles and doubles titles at Wimbledon 2016. Milos Raonic becomes the first Canadian man in history to reach a grand slam final. Fifth set: Raonic 2-1 Federer* (*denotes next server). Deuce. One prominent British oddsmaker circulated a press release listing odds of Federer retiring within seconds of match point. The Canadian lost to Federer in straight sets in the 2014 semi-finals but with the help of John McEnroe is plotting a route to his first grand slam final. Raonic closes in style, holding at love, with Federer sending a running backhand astray on triple match point. Federer falls behind love-30, a golden chance for Raonic to sneak an early break. First published on Fri 8 Jul 2016 12.15 BST. Raonic advances to face either Andy Murray or Tomas Berdych, who face off in today’s second semi-final. Fifth set: Raonic 4-1 Federer* (*denotes next server). Fourth set: *Raonic 2-2 Federer (*denotes next server). Raonic cruises ahead 40-love on a service winner and consecutive aces. The main draw commenced on 27 June 2016 and concluded on 10 July 2016. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Federer answers Raonic’s hold at love with one of his own as the match passes the two-hour mark. Fifth set: Raonic 5-2 Federer* (*denotes next server). Federer nets a backhand to make it 40-15, then Raonic dials in another service winner to back up the break. Wimbledon 2016 Men’s Semi-final Order of Play: Day 12, Serena v Kerber: Wimbledon 2016 Singles Final: Day 13, Follow Live: Indianapolis Colts vs Tennessee Titans, Dosunmu, Miller Help No. @BryanAGraham "That’s Federer: give him an inch and he’ll take a mile" Yet he can't convert four setpoints?? Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber play for the title. pic.twitter.com/X7b6BRcalQ. Two quick points for Raonic. 11 West Virginia – Jimmy V Classic, Highlights: No. Just what he needed to steady himself after coming a bit undone emotionally there in the third. Five thoughts from women’s quarterfinal day at Wimbledon 2016, where Serena and Venus Williams, Elena Vesnina and Angelique Kerber advanced to the semifinals. This was the Williams sisters' sixth doubles titles at the Wimbledon Championships. Another quick hold for Raonic, who is serving so well today. Fourth set: Raonic 6-5 Federer* (*denotes next server). At 15-all, Raonic dumps a slice backhand into the net. If Andy Murray wins today and faces Milos Raonic in the #Wimbledon final, it will be something of a change for him: pic.twitter.com/e6fGJAdm0G, “I was struggling there through the third in fourth set,” an animated Raonic says. WIMBLEDON 2016: All the results from the men's and women's singles. Fourth set: *Raonic 5-5 Federer (*denotes next server). Friday’s five-set defeat was Federer’s first loss in 11 trips in Wimbledon semi-finals, as he was unable to outlast the Canadian in the closing sets. 04.00 EST Wimbledon 2016: Williams sisters victorious on day eight She has become so fed up of the question that she has begun to refuse to answer it. He’s off to his chair now to be looked at by the trainer, but within less than a minute he’s up and returned to his position behind the baseline. By winning her seventh Wimbledon title, Williams equaled Steffi Graf's Open Era record of 22 major singles titles. Yet it’s Federer, with 28 winners and only seven unforced errors (seven! That’s all for our live coverage. Serena Williams wins 6-2, 6-0! Here’s a telling stat: Federer’s first-serve percentage is up to 81% in the fourth set from 61% in the third, 54% in the second and 55% in the first. Federer pushes Raonic to 40-30 from 30-love down but the Canadian closes out the hold with a 141mph thunderbolt of an ace. Read more Facebook Twitter. Fifth set: Raonic 1-0 Federer* (*denotes next server). In Sunday's final, Raonic will face 2013 champion Andy Murray, who swept Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in less than two hours to reach the championship match for the third time at Wimbledon … Fifth set: *Raonic 1-1 Federer (*denotes next server). He was runner-up in 2014 and 2015. Raonic with a deftly struck forehand on the approach that Federer can’t return inside the lines to make it 30-all, but a forehand error by the Canadian gives Federer a look at a break point at 30-40. 9.00am EDT 09:00. Wimbledon 2016, Semi-final: Great showdown, great expectations; Wimbledon 2016, Semi-final: Great showdown, great expectations Both Roger Federer and Andy Murray uncertain of winning the Wimbledon two weeks back. Fourth set: *Raonic 4-4 Federer (*denotes next server). July 7, 2016 Serena Williams Wimbledon 2016 Semi-Finals Place Sealed With Pavlyuchenkova Win. [VIDEO] Should Cavani Start Over Martial Now For Manchester United? Wimbledon 2016: Angelique Kerber and Venus Williams to meet in semi-finals By Linda Pearce Updated July 6, 2016 — 12.36am first published July 5, 2016 — 11.54pm A final, triumphant ace … Credit: Julian Finney "Retiring is the easy way out," the former No.1 … New balls for this next game. A 142mph serve sets the tone, then consecutive forced errors by Federer make it 40-love. That’s Federer: give him an inch and he’ll take a mile. A missed backhand gives Federer game point, but Raonic returns it to deuce with a smash winner than earns another break-point chance when Federer double faults again! ... Wimbledon 2016 Two unforced errors in the game by Raonic, who will serve to stay in the third set. Serena Williams was the defending champion and successfully defended her title, defeating Angelique Kerber in the final, 7–5, 6–3 to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships. Roger Federer vs. Milos Raonic. Federer will now serve to force a fourth-set tiebreaker. Wimbledon ladies final 2016 RECAP: Serena Williams faces Angelique Kerber in bid to win seventh SW19 title. Federer gets on the board when Raonic misses on a backhand, but Raonic wins the next point and Federer can barely get the egde of his racket on a 130mph service winner that gives the Canadian the hold. Federer backs up the break the best way possible: a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it hold at love. But it's not the only reason I play tennis", – Roger Federer #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/GyUqHGRY7Z. Venus Williams v Angelique Kerber: Wimbledon 2016 semi-final – live! Fifth set: *Raonic 5-3 Federer (*denotes next server). Now he’s going the distance for the second time in as many matches. Raonic falls behind love-15 on a mishit backhand, then love-30 on an exquisite backhand winner down the line by Federer that brings Bradley Cooper to his feet. Due to inclement weather, all first and second round matches were … An easy hold at love for Raonic. Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus defeated Yaroslava Shvedova by dominating her quarter-final contest 7-6 (5), 6-2, booking a semi-final clash with … Slight work. The variety of spin and placement is making Federer guess. It appears it will be a brisk service game for Federer, who moves ahead 40-love on a backhand winner. This semifinal comes with storylines that are working at cross-purposes. The defeat ended Federer’s quest to win an eighth Wimbledon title. He saves the first with a 122mph service winner, but Raonic frames a backhand from the baseline on the next point to give Federer the break. Venus Williams has stormed into the semi-finals of Wimbledon after crushing Yaroslava Shvedova in straight sets. The dream Williams sister final is one step closer to becoming a reality. Raonic then hits a pair of forehand winners to take the game and stay on serve. Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut won the title, defeating Julien Benneteau and Édouard Roger-Vasselin in the final, 6–4, 7–6, 6–3. 28 seed Sam Querrey. Germany's Angelique Kerber returns to US player Venus Williams during their women's semi-final match on the eleventh day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images 28/110 But Raonic hits a forehand winner and then Federer mixes in back-to-back double faults and suddenly we’re at deuce. At 15-all, Raonic sends a running forehand long and Federer has a half-chance at 15-30. But the Swiss rattles off four straight points including a cracking forehand winner – his 18th, compared to 36 for Raonic – to scratch out the hold. The match so far...#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/8ZAuRgT3Oe. Third set: *Raonic 2-2 Federer (*denotes next server). Raonic hits forehand winner to earn a set point, but Federer strikes back with forehand winner to save it. Having stared defeat in the face and decided he didn’t much fancy it, Roger Federer is through to his 11th Wimbledon semi-final. Federer pushes it to 40-15 when Raonic misses on a forehand, but a Federer missed backhand seals the hold and Federer will serve to stay in the tournament. Federer nets an attempted passing shot to give Raonic game point, but brings it back to deuce on a winner. Fourth set: Raonic 1-0 Federer* (*denotes next server). Fourth set: Raonic 5-4 Federer* (*denotes next server). Raonic makes the most of this one, crushing a forehand winner for the crucial break. Another breezy service game for Raonic. The 2016 Wimbledon Championships was a Grand Slam tennis tournament which took place at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. 8 Michigan State Beats No. Wimbledon 2016 RECAP: Andy Murray beats Tomas Berdych to book place against Milos Raonic in Sunday's final as Roger Federer crashes out in SW19. WTA Wimbledon 2016 results page on FlashScore.com offers results, WTA Wimbledon 2016 draws/standings and match details. Here’s our Owen Gibson’s match report from Wimbledon: That didn’t take long. Federer, who was playing in his 18th championships, last won the Wimbledon title in 2012. A hold at love for Federer. Federer falls behind love-15 to give Raonic a distant whiff of the break, but he rattles off four straight points including back-to-back winners to close out the hold. At 15-all, Federer hits a gorgeous forehand volley winner just inside the line to bring it to 15-30. 20 Kentucky (1-1) vs. No. But Raonic claws back with three straight points – including a gorgeously struck volley winner and a 143mph service winner – and takes the game when Federer nets a backhand from the baseline. “It’s my dream to win an 8th title here. No yips here. Federer holds at love. Raonic saves the first on a service winner, then the second when Federer nets a running forehand from the baseline. He’s just held at love to close out the third set, punctuating the game with a 122mph ace down the middle that Raonic scarcely attempted to return. Raonic now within three games of his first major final. By Jon Wertheim Tennis This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Closes it out with a thudding ace out wide. Then Federer rips a forehand winner and all of a sudden he’ll have a pair of break-point chances at 15-40. The way Federer is serving, this feels like the match. REPORTING BY: Brittney Berreth | Staff Writer, Watch Liverpool v Tranmere Live Pre-Season, Tranmere v Liverpool Live; Team News: Pre-Season Fixture. – then a service winner to earn the hold from 15-40 down. Meanwhile, Murray, the 2013 champion beat Czech 10th seed Tomas Berdych in straight sets to reach the final and he will start as the favourite. Wimbledon top seed Serena Williams beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in straight sets 6-4, 6-4 to progress to the semi-finals at the Championships on Centre Court today. Tennis. Raonic follows up a double fault with a 139mph ace down the T then a 140mph service winner for 30-15. Required fields are marked *. But Federer earns the hold with a service winner followed by a forehand winner. Federer falls behind love-15 and 15-30, but Raonic misses a forehand and then Federer dials in an ace to move it to 40-30. Fourth set: *Raonic 1-1 Federer (*denotes next server). However, the seven-time champion was unable to see off the match – losing the last two sets, including the fourth, where Raonic battled back to clinch a 7-5 win. Federer responds with a forehand volley winner and a 122mph ace to move it to 40-30. 8 Illinois Crushed NC A&T, 122-60, Dolphins Added Christian Wilkins, Kyle Van Noy To COVID-19 List, View all posts by Brittney Berreth | Staff Writer →, Highlights – Pittsburgh Steelers Hold Off Baltimore Ravens, 19-14 Improved To 11-0, NBA Announces Live TV Schedule For Opening Night, Christmas Day, Ways To Watch No. Federer took a tumble while lunging for the winning point and appeared to injure his left ankle. Fourth set: Raonic 3-2 Federer* (*denotes next server). 6 Duke Blue Devils vs No. Published: 08:31 EST, 26 June 2016 | Updated: 13:57 EST, 10 July 2016 . 3 Roger Federer was beaten 6-3 6-7(3) 4-6 7-5 6-3 by No. The women's semifinals were the highlight of Wimbledon on Thursday, as a pair of sisters, the 2016 Australian Open champion and the Cinderella … 6 Duke, 75-69 In Champions Classic, College Football Playoff Latest Rankings Week 2 — Dec. 1, No. Raonic with a running forehand winner to end an extraordinary, hyperkinetic 14-stroke rally and earn a break-point chance. Wimbledon 2016: Milos Raonic stuns Roger Federer in epic semi-final. Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecău were the defending champions, but lost in the first round to Jonathan Marray and Adil Shamasdin. This one is not wasted as Raonic crushes a backhand winner down the line past an approaching Federer to break the seven-times Wimbledon champion and force a fifth and deciding set. Andy Murray won his third major and second Wimbledon title defeating Milos Raonic in the final, 6–4, 7–6 (7–3), 7–6 (7–2), to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships.. Novak Djokovic was the two-time defending champion, and top seed, but was defeated in the third round by the No. He nets a volley for deuce, but a pair of errors by Raonic give him the hold. Raonic will serve to become the first Canadian man ever to reach a grand slam final. Federer saves it with a clean forehand winner and a pair of Raonic errors give Federer the hard-won hold. Serena Williams beats Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-3 in Wimbledon final Your email address will not be published. Yet a lapse in concentration from Raonic sees Federer win three straight points and earn a pair of break-point chances at 15-40. Fourth set: Raonic 4-3 Federer* (*denotes next server). Then Raonic double faults – his ninth of the match – for deuce. As Serena Williams … Covers basketball, soccer, but has good eyes and energy for sports. Venus Williams has advanced to the semi-finals at Wimbledon for the ninth time. Murray, who became the tournament favourite the moment defending champion and world number one Novak Djokovic was beaten by Sam Querrey in the early rounds, secured a 6-3 6-3 6-3 victory on Friday to reach his third Wimbledon final. Third set: Raonic 4-5 Federer* (*denotes next server). Wimbledon on the BBC. A missed forehand brings it back to deuce, but Raonic wins the next two points and Federer will serve to stay in the fourth set. Wimbledon 2016: Serena, Venus move towards all-Williams final ... Venus Williams beat Yaroslava Shvedova 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 to reach the Wimbledon semifinals. A superb comeback from Roger Federer against Marin Cilic was the highlight of a brilliant day at Wimbledon on Wednesday, as Andy Murray, Tomas Berdych and Milos Raonic … Another quick hold for Raonic including a 140mph service winner and a 111mph second-serve ace to close out the hold. Raonic returns it to deuce with a backhand winner and a missed forehand past the baseline by Federer earns him a third set point. Federer’s serve, iffy earlier on, is dialed in now. If it’s Murray, that will mean an unfamiliar foil for the Scot. Third set: *Raonic 3-3 Federer (*denotes next server). In the first semi-finals, No. Now, they could meet in the final. Milos Raonic became the first Canadian man to reach a grand slam final after coming through a draining semi-final against Roger Federer, Fri 8 Jul 2016 17.07 BST “But I saw a little, little opening and it was enough.”, Adds Raonic: “I’m by no means done what I’m here to do.”. Brittney Berreth – A member on board who brings a lot of energy and fun within the work environment. Federer’s quarter-final win over Marin Cilic was only his first five-set match since his comeback from two sets down against Gael Monfils in the 2014 US Open. 7 Kansas (1-1) – Preview. Another winner off the forehand side earns him a second set point, but Federer comes back with a forehand winner and an ace to stake a game point of his own. But it’s not the only reason I play tennis,” said Federer. Rob Fletcher. All rights reserved. Venus Williams, whose last major title was the 2008 Wimbledon gong, is into the semi-finals at the All England Club with a potential final showdown with sister Serena still very much on the cards. Raonic misfires on a forehand volley but takes the game on a missed backhand by Federer, who will now serve for the third set. Fourth set: *Raonic 3-3 Federer (*denotes next server). And he saves the break point by pounding a forehand winner into the corner just out of the 6ft 5in Raonic’s reach! ... and her foe was back in the final … Venue: All England Club Dates: 27 June-10 July. Federer then misses a forehand for deuce and Raonic crushes a forehand winner for a chance at a commanding two-break lead. But a Federer error followed by a 123mph second-serve service winner by Raonic bring it to 40-30. His career record in five-setters is 24-19, compared to 7-5 for Raonic. Closes it out with an ace. At 15-all, Federer can’t handle a deep forehand to the baseline and it’s 15-30, but he rattles off three quick points to level it at five games apiece. Raonic with a sniff of a break after hitting a backhand winner for 15-30 on Federer’s serve. 8 Michigan State Spartans [How To Watch], [How To Watch] No. Raonic hits a sharply angled volley winner to earn another game point – how those volleys have seemed to improve since the addition of McEnroe! A Federer netcord winner makes it 40-30, but Raonic brings it to deuce when Federer misses an inside-out forehand millimeters wide. Federer saves it when Raonic misses a backhand, but Federer misses a forehand to return it to give Raonic another break-point chance. A whopping 51 winners against 28 unforced errors as he’s really given it his all.
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