Andy Murray beats Tomas Berdych to advance to Wimbledon Final

Andy Murray booked his spot in the Wimbledon final this afternoon with a resounding straight sets over Tomas Berdych on centre court.

Once more Djokovic proved to be too strong for Murray at the Rod Laver Arena as the Scot became the first man to lose five Australian Open finals. But he has lost the other eight times he has reached the championship match at a Grand Slam tournament.

After Murray broke back to 4-5 in the first set, he turned towards Vallverdu and let out a loud roar.

"I was looking at Centre Court as in thank you for the crowd".

Raonic now has John McEnroe in his corner, and the performance in beating Federer from an unlikely position suggests he will present a daunting proposition on Sunday.

Serena and Venus Williams advanced to the women's doubles final at Wimbledon.

Raonic has a shot at his first grand slam title and this will be his first grand slam final appearance.

Andy Murray celebrates during his match against Tomas Berdych.

Murray had little trouble with Berdych, who made it to the Wimbledon final in 2010.

He went up a break at 3-1 in the fifth by winning the game in which Federer tripped - and contributed yet another double-fault.

Just as it's been ever since Lendl recovered from two sets down to deny McEnroe the 1984 French Open crown in the most bitter loss of McEnroe's career.

The big-serving Canadian powerhouse beat Federer in five sets earlier on Friday to reach his first grand slam final and will pose a significant threat if his 140mph delivery is firing. Once Raonic ripped a 4-1 lead in the fifth set, it was curtains for Federer.

"He hit the lines with the serve and forehand", Federer would say of his opponent Milos Raonic.

Federer refused to blame the fall for his surprise defeat, which ended his hopes of a record eighth Wimbledon title and 18th major. With the score at 5-6 and Federer leading 40-love, the Swiss was one point away from another tiebreaker.

"Something went wrong. I can't believe I served a double-fault twice". Raonic later defeated Querrey in four sets in the quarterfinals.

Heading into the match, the third-seeded Federer was a heavy favourite with a 9-2 edge in head-to-head meetings with Raonic.

"He expected Roger to win, no disrespect to Milos, so the mindset and preparation will be a bit different".

Roger Federer and Milos Raonic were on serve at the first changeover in the Wimbledon semifinals.

It will not be the dream final everyone hoped for though at the All England Club.

"The older you get you never know how many chances you are going to get in grand slam finals so you want to take every opportunity".

The British numbe one, who won the coveted title in 2013, dominated the play from the very outset and converted five of 10 break chances that came his way, as against Berdych's one off three.

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