Roger Federer survived a tough challenge in the Wimbledon 2016 quarterfinals to set up a semifinals date with Milos Raonic. The Swiss Maestro, who is looking for his eighth Wimbledon title, will face the Canadian pro who has made the SF twice but has never been to the championship round in the London Grand Slam.
The third-seeded Federer was in trouble against Marin Cilic in the previous round. The Swiss lost a first set tie break, 6-7 (4) and the second set, 4-6 to go down 0-2 sets in the match.
However, Federer proved that he is not yet done as an elite player in tennis as he won the last three sets, 6-3 7-6 (9) 6-3 and had to hold off three match points against his Croatian opponent.
Milic also had to survive a similar tough challenge in the previous rounds. In the fourth round, Raonic was down two sets, 4-6 3-6 to Belgian David Goffin but won the final three sets, 6-4 6-4 6-4.
Federer is also looking for his 18th overall Grand Slam title in his career. With Novak Djokovic upset early in the London tournament, the Swiss has a chance to put some distance with the Serbian with regards to total majors titles won in a career.
Federer currently has 17 and Djokovic has 12. The pair is being tagged as the two best players in the history of the sport.
Federer and Raonic has met 11 times in their careers, with the Swiss having a 9-2 edge in their head-to-head match-up. The pair met twice in two Grand Slam tourneys, in the semifinals of 2014 Wimbledon and the round of 16 in the 2013 Australian Open, with Federer winning in straight sets both times.
Roger Federer vs. Milos Raonic Wimbledon 2016 semifinals Prediction: Canadian pulls off the surprise and wins in four sets.
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