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Roger Federer loves Wimbledon, embraces his shot at making history


Sandra Harwitt, Special for USA TODAY Sports

Published 5:30 p.m. ET July 14, 2017 | Updated 5:30 p.m. ET July 14, 2017

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Roger Federer will be in position to win an eighth Wimbledon title after scoring a 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 6-4 semifinal win over 11th seed Tomas Berdych.
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WIMBLEDON, England — If it was all routine for 35-year-old Roger Federer he probably wouldn’t be playing this well, or still playing at all.

But as Federer approaches Sunday’s Wimbledon final, there will be much at stake beyond trying to overcome seventh seed Marin Cilic of Croatia for the title.

Most notably, the third-seeded Federer will be looking for another piece of tennis history. He’ll be looking to do what no other man has done at Wimbledon in claiming the trophy for an eighth time. That’s not just a record that would span modern time  — it would date back to the first Wimbledon played in 1877.

At the moment, Federer is tied with the late William Renshaw, who won all of his Wimbledon…

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