COMMENTARY: Raonic still searching for that elusive grand slam title

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"Nobody was very clear in what needs to be done", Djokovic said.

They may well be injury-forced time-outs, but time away from the court may well not be a bad thing for either.

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Federer fired 46 winners and committed just nine unforced errors to get into the semi-finals for the 12th time at the All England Club.

Djokovic called for the trainer after losing the first set on a tie break and withdrew two games later in obvious pain. He recovered in Halle to win the title, his record ninth crown, without dropping a set. "As long as it kind of comes and goes, it's fine", Sport24 quoted the 30-year-old, as saying.

Call him the Big 1.

Federer's intent was clear from the very start.

"I think I'll see what happens when I get out there", Williams said of Ostapenko.

He has won every set he's played this fortnight, the only semifinalist who can make that claim. He held with an ace, 6-4, after 31 minutes. Federer broke immediately with that new backhand weapon, a ripping pass, and then with another down the line, held for 2-0.

Federer plays world No 15 Tomas Berdych in the Wimbledon semi-finals and is now the overwhelming favourite to seal a 19th grand slam title. So, maybe he is entitled to take an extended break, maybe to skip several future tournaments even though his ranking would plunge. I'm sure guys, not just Andy, will probably look at that and learn from that.

He would face four break points and five deuces before holding, and Centre Court erupted, but there was no turning Raonic yet.

The three-time Wimbledon winner retired during the second set of his quarter final against Tomas Berdych on Wednesday, citing an elbow injury that has troubled him for a year and a half.

"I am much better prepared for Wimbledon this year, said Federer". I believe when coming to these stages of the tournament, I'm going to still be able to play great tennis. The serve and forehand were the shots where I could feel it the most. The Swiss ace missed the last five months of the 2016 season owing to a knee injury before returning to win the Australian Open in January this year, while the Spaniard ended his season in October after struggling with a wrist injury, but has come back to win four titles including a tenth Roland Garros title. It does not loose ever made.

Entering Wimbledon, Federer had the best odds of winning at +200, according to online betting site Bovada.

Unable to put in a 100% effort, the Serb must take some drastic choices.The general lack of fitness throughout the past months or so demands a completely different approach. The 2017 Wimbledon rolls on Friday with the semi-final matches.

Federer is 18-6 all-time against Berdych. On the court he's dominant, poised, and in control.

- Virginia Wade, the last British woman to win Wimbledon, on Johanna Konta succeeding her as the last home semi-finalist 39 years ago.

So is No. 4 Nadal, a two-time champion who lost in the fourth round. I think both players would have signed up for this scenario at the beginning of the tournament. I was really lacking practice.



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