LONDON, Sporting Alert – The semi-finals of the men’s singles at Wimbledon 2016 will take place on Day 12 on Friday.
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The four men who will be in action – hunting two places – are Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Milos Raonic and Tomas Berdych.
Taking the court first on Centre Court is Canada’s No. 6 seed Milos Raonic, who will face No. 3 seed Roger Federer of Switzerland, starting at 8:00 am ET.
The seven-times champion Federer enters these semi-finals full of confidence after shockingly surviving an exit in the quarter-finals.
Federer recovered from being two sets down to beat Croatian sixth-seed Marin Cilic to reach his 11th Wimbledon semi-final.
“When you’re down two sets to love, 3-3, 0-40, it’s a moment when it’s not in your control anymore,” the 34-year-old said after overcoming the huge deficit on Wednesday.
“But I fought, I tried, I believed. At the end I got it done.”
The Swiss veteran will take on the six seeded Raonic, who ended the surprising run of American No. 28 seed Sam Querrey 6-4 7-5 5-7 6-4 in his quarter-finals.
The coach of the Canadian, John McEnroe, was left stunned by the way Federer was able to pull off the comeback victory in his quarter-final match.
“I cannot believe Roger Federer won that match. Unbelievable tennis. How did he get out of that?
“You’ve got to love the courage that he’s able to find a way to do that, that’s a killer loss.”
Meanwhile, in the day’s second semi-final match, No. 2 Andy Murray will take on Tomas Berdych, the 10th seed at Wimbledon 2016.
Great Britain number one Murray battled out a five-set thriller against Frenchman No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarter-finals to reach the semi-finals on Wednesday night.
His competitor, Czech Republic’s Berdych, beat Frenchman Lucas Pouille to book his second Wimbledon semi-final and he could be a handful for Murray in their last four battle.