Venus Williams has stormed into the semi-finals of Wimbledon after crushing Yaroslava Shvedova in straight sets. 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. 8 Michigan State Beats No. 3 Roger Federer was beaten 6-3 6-7 (3) 4-6 7-5 6-3 by No. 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. Now, they could meet in the final. Closes it out with an ace. No yips here. 8 Michigan State Spartans [How To Watch], [How To Watch] No. But Federer earns the hold with a service winner followed by a forehand winner. Then Federer rips a forehand winner and all of a sudden he’ll have a pair of break-point chances at 15-40. 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 … That’s Federer: give him an inch and he’ll take a mile. The defeat ended Federer’s quest to win an eighth Wimbledon title. 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. Available for everyone, funded by readers. Fifth set: *Raonic 4-2 Federer (*denotes next server). @BryanAGraham Hope you don't have early dinner reservations. Brittney Berreth – A member on board who brings a lot of energy and fun within the work environment. REPORTING BY: Brittney Berreth | Staff Writer, Watch Liverpool v Tranmere Live Pre-Season, Tranmere v Liverpool Live; Team News: Pre-Season Fixture. 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… But it’s not the only reason I play tennis,” said Federer. 6 Duke Blue Devils vs No. Five-alarm danger zone, this. Serena Williams wins 6-2, 6-0! Fourth set: *Raonic 1-1 Federer (*denotes next server). 6 Duke, 75-69 In Champions Classic, College Football Playoff Latest Rankings Week 2 — Dec. 1, No. Two unforced errors in the game by Raonic, who will serve to stay in the third set. 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. 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. Federer will now serve to force a fourth-set tiebreaker. Raonic advances to face either Andy Murray or Tomas Berdych, who face off in today’s second semi-final. LONDON, Sporting Alert – Semi-final results from men’s singles at Wimbledon 2016 on Day 12, Friday, July 8. Your email address will not be published. Milos Raonic becomes the first Canadian man in history to reach a grand slam final. 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. Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza were the defending champions, but lost in the quarterfinals to Tímea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova.. Serena and Venus Williams won the title, defeating Babos and Shvedova in the final, 6–3, 6–4. Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber play for the title. Wimbledon ladies final 2016 RECAP: Serena Williams faces Angelique Kerber in bid to win seventh SW19 title. Raonic took the first set, but the Switzerland veteran rallied to take a 2-1 lead heading into a decisive fifth. Another quick hold for Raonic including a 140mph service winner and a 111mph second-serve ace to close out the hold. 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. 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. Raonic follows up a double fault with a 139mph ace down the T then a 140mph service winner for 30-15. The match so far...#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/8ZAuRgT3Oe. Wimbledon 2016: Roger Federer 'lucky' to beat Marin Cilic. 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. Third set: Raonic 3-2 Federer* (*denotes next server). By winning her seventh Wimbledon title, Williams equaled Steffi Graf's Open Era record of 22 major singles titles. Deuce. It appears it will be a brisk service game for Federer, who moves ahead 40-love on a backhand winner. 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. Euro 2016 Semi-Final: Germany 0-2 France – Five Talking Points We have the final two at Wimbledon. Yet it’s Federer, with 28 winners and only seven unforced errors (seven! The dream Williams sister final is one step closer to becoming a reality. [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. Raonic returns it to deuce with a backhand winner and a missed forehand past the baseline by Federer earns him a third set point. This was the first-ever all-French men's doubles final at Wimbledon. 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 Third set: Raonic 3-4 Federer* (*denotes next server). 6 Milos Raonic in a battling contest on Centre Court. 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. At 15-all, Raonic sends a running forehand long and Federer has a half-chance at 15-30. Fourth set: *Raonic 5-5 Federer (*denotes next server). Federer pushes Raonic to 40-30 from 30-love down but the Canadian closes out the hold with a 141mph thunderbolt of an ace. The variety of spin and placement is making Federer guess. Federer responds with a forehand volley winner and a 122mph ace to move it to 40-30. 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. Required fields are marked *. Federer’s serve, iffy earlier on, is dialed in now. Third set: *Raonic 1-1 Federer (*denotes next server). Raonic closes in style, holding at love, with Federer sending a running backhand astray on triple match point. 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. 7 Kansas (1-1) – Preview. Fourth set: *Raonic 3-3 Federer (*denotes next server). Venue: All England Club Dates: 27 June-10 July. Federer nets a backhand to make it 40-15, then Raonic dials in another service winner to back up the break. Raonic saves the first on a service winner, then the second when Federer nets a running forehand from the baseline. 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. A final, triumphant ace … This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 3 Roger Federer was beaten 6-3 6-7(3) 4-6 7-5 6-3 by No. Federer nets an attempted passing shot to give Raonic game point, but brings it back to deuce on a winner. Fifth set: *Raonic 5-3 Federer (*denotes next server). New balls for this next game. 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 … This has 14-12 written all over it. Federer, who was playing in his 18th championships, last won the Wimbledon title in 2012. A comfortable hold for Federer despite some hard-fought points. ... Wimbledon 2016 9.00am EDT 09:00. Fifth set: Raonic 2-1 Federer* (*denotes next server). 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. “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.”. Now he’s going the distance for the second time in as many matches. 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. The women's semifinals were the highlight of Wimbledon on Thursday, as a pair of sisters, the 2016 Australian Open champion and the Cinderella … And he saves the break point by pounding a forehand winner into the corner just out of the 6ft 5in Raonic’s reach! 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. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Federer saves it when Raonic misses a backhand, but Federer misses a forehand to return it to give Raonic another break-point chance. Another breezy service game for Raonic. Fifth set: Raonic 5-2 Federer* (*denotes next server). Fifth set: *Raonic 3-1 Federer (*denotes next server). He was runner-up in 2014 and 2015. Serena Williams beats Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-3 in Wimbledon final At 15-all, Raonic dumps a slice backhand into the net. Serena Williams is to progress to the semi-final round of the Wimbledon tournament after a decisive win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/X7b6BRcalQ. Due to inclement weather, all first and second round matches were … One prominent British oddsmaker circulated a press release listing odds of Federer retiring within seconds of match point. Having stared defeat in the face and decided he didn’t much fancy it, Roger Federer is through to his 11th Wimbledon semi-final. 6-Milos Raonic (Canada) beat 3-Roger Federer (Switzerland) 6-3 6-7(3) 4-6 7-5 6-3, "It's my dream to win an 8th title here. Learn how your comment data is processed. It is going to be Serena Williams vs Angelique Kerber in the ladies singles final on Saturday. He’s also the first non-European male finalist at Wimbledon since Andy Roddick in 2009. 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. Fourth set: Raonic 1-0 Federer* (*denotes next server). Roger Federer vs. Milos Raonic. Third set: *Raonic 2-2 Federer (*denotes next server). A whopping 51 winners against 28 unforced errors as he’s really given it his all. The 36-year-old offered glimpses of her … Continued semi-final coverage of Serena Williams vs. Elena Vesnina, followed by Angelique Kerber vs. Venus Williams and Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut vs. 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! Clinical service game for Federer, who holds at love. 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. @BryanAGraham "That’s Federer: give him an inch and he’ll take a mile" Yet he can't convert four setpoints?? ... and her foe was back in the final … Fourth set: Raonic 2-1 Federer* (*denotes next server). 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. Serving at 40-15, Federer makes an error off the backhand side and then double faults. 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 it's not the only reason I play tennis", – Roger Federer #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/GyUqHGRY7Z. Raonic will serve to become the first Canadian man ever to reach a grand slam final. 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. Federer somehow returns a preposterous Raonic serve but he closes on the net and puts away a deft volley winner. Raonic makes the most of this one, crushing a forehand winner for the crucial break. Five thoughts from women’s quarterfinal day at Wimbledon 2016, where Serena and Venus Williams, Elena Vesnina and Angelique Kerber advanced to the semifinals. July 7, 2016 Serena Williams Wimbledon 2016 Semi-Finals Place Sealed With Pavlyuchenkova Win. 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. Wimbledon 2016: Milos Raonic stuns Roger Federer in epic semi-final. Slight work. 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. Third set: Raonic 4-5 Federer* (*denotes next server). Fourth set: Raonic 6-5 Federer* (*denotes next server). Credit: Julian Finney "Retiring is the easy way out," the former No.1 … 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. – then a service winner to earn the hold from 15-40 down. If it’s Murray, that will mean an unfamiliar foil for the Scot. Raonic then hits a pair of forehand winners to take the game and stay on serve. Fourth set: Raonic 3-2 Federer* (*denotes next server). 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. Raonic then misfires off the backhand side but follows up with a forehand winner to return it to deuce. Federer saves it with a clean forehand winner and a pair of Raonic errors give Federer the hard-won hold. Federer took a tumble while lunging for the winning point and appeared to injure his left ankle. Milos Raonic beats Roger Federer in five sets to reach Wimbledon final – as it happened Milos Raonic became the first Canadian man to reach a grand slam final after coming through a … Wimbledon on the BBC. WIMBLEDON 2016: All the results from the men's and women's singles. A 142mph serve sets the tone, then consecutive forced errors by Federer make it 40-love. Yet a lapse in concentration from Raonic sees Federer win three straight points and earn a pair of break-point chances at 15-40. Published: 08:31 EST, 26 June 2016 | Updated: 13:57 EST, 10 July 2016 . An easy hold at love for Raonic. 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. WTA Wimbledon 2016 results page on FlashScore.com offers results, WTA Wimbledon 2016 draws/standings and match details. As Serena Williams … Then Raonic double faults – his ninth of the match – for deuce. He nets a volley for deuce, but a pair of errors by Raonic give him the hold. Federer answers Raonic’s hold at love with one of his own as the match passes the two-hour mark. 20 Kentucky (1-1) vs. No. Fifth set: *Raonic 1-1 Federer (*denotes next server). Raonic hits a sharply angled volley winner to earn another game point – how those volleys have seemed to improve since the addition of McEnroe! Fourth set: *Raonic 4-4 Federer (*denotes next server). He’s now one set from reaching a record-extending 28th grand slam final. Venus Williams v Angelique Kerber: Wimbledon 2016 semi-final – live! That’s all for our live coverage. All rights reserved. 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. Just what he needed to steady himself after coming a bit undone emotionally there in the third. 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. At 15-all, Raonic double faults. Federer falls behind love-30, a golden chance for Raonic to sneak an early break. Third set: *Raonic 3-5 Federer (*denotes next server). Covers basketball, soccer, but has good eyes and energy for sports. Raonic with a sniff of a break after hitting a backhand winner for 15-30 on Federer’s serve. Third set: Raonic 2-1 Federer* (*denotes next server). Federer then misses a forehand for deuce and Raonic crushes a forehand winner for a chance at a commanding two-break lead. Your email address will not be published. Tennis. First published on Fri 8 Jul 2016 12.15 BST. 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. 28 seed Sam Querrey. Rob Fletcher. 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. A hold at love for Federer. Two quick points for Raonic. 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. This was the Williams sisters' sixth doubles titles at the Wimbledon Championships. 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 hits forehand winner to earn a set point, but Federer strikes back with forehand winner to save it. 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.
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