Roger Federer was back to his sublime best on centre court on Friday evening as he beat British hope, Andy Murray, in three straight sets of 7-6, 7-6 and 6-4.
Former British No.1, Tim Henman, said afterwards that Murray tried his best and did his part but “This is the best I have ever seen Roger [Federer] play.”
In the first semifinal, Novak Djokovic was in no mood for histrionics as he made short work of surprise qualifier, Richard Gasquet in three sets.
So it is the 10th final for Federer with seven wins while Djokovic is into his fourth with two wins, and he is the defending champion.
Djokovic has a slight advantage in their head-to-head results with 19 wins in their 37 meetings till date, even though many will say Federer has the advantage at SW19 because of his nine wins on the grass surface.
Federer produced 20 aces against Murray with 56 winners as compared to 12 aces and just 35 winners from Murray but the major ace the Swiss master held was his impeccable first serve – almost 76% accuracy.
Djokovic had an injury scare in the match against Gasquet, and he needed treatment on his left shoulder in the second set though he said that it was a minor blip and that he would be physically ready for Federer on Sunday.