The Latest: Federer makes Wimbledon semifinals for 12th time
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
Roger Federer is in the Wimbledon semifinals for the 12th time.
The seven-time champion at the All England Club beat Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (4) on Centre Court.
Federer will next face Tomas Berdych on Friday in the semifinals. Berdych advanced when Novak Djokovic retired from their match with an injury.
Raonic beat Federer in the semifinals last year, and then lost to Andy Murray in the final.
Novak Djokovic retired with an injury from his quarterfinal match at Wimbledon, putting Tomas Berdych into the semifinals.
Djokovic, a three-time champion at the All England Club, had a trainer work on his right elbow after the first set ended. He also had a trainer work on his right shoulder near the end of his fourth-round victory on Tuesday.
Djokovic stopped the quarterfinal match while trailing 7-6 (2), 2-0.
Berdych reached the Wimbledon final in 2010, losing to Rafael Nadal. He will next face either Roger Federer or Milos Raonic in the semifinals on Friday.
Marin Cilic has reached the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time.
The seventh-seeded Croat beat Gilles Muller 3-6, 7-6 (6), 7-5, 5-7, 6-1 on No. 1 Court and will next face Sam Querrey on Friday in the semifinals.
Cilic, who had lost in the quarterfinals at the All England Club for the last three years, is the third Croatian man to reach the Wimbledon semifinals after Goran Ivanisevic and Mario Ancic.
Cilic and Querrey played at the 2012 Wimbledon tournament a match that is the second longest in tournament history. Cilic won 17-15 in the fifth set.
Muller equaled his best Grand Slam performance by reaching the quarterfinals. He beat two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal in the fourth round.
Sam Querrey eliminated a limping Andy Murray from the Wimbledon quarterfinals, beating the defending champion 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-1 on Centre Court.
Querrey has now won three consecutive matches in five sets at the All England Club. The 24th-seeded American will next face either Gilles Muller or Marin Cilic in the semifinals on Friday.
Querrey is the first American man to reach the semifinals at a major tournament since Andy Roddick was the Wimbledon runner-up in 2009. Querrey had only ever once before reached the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam tournament, and that came at Wimbledon last year.
Murray, a two-time champion at the All England Club, has now lost his last four five-set matches overall.
Sam Querrey has forced a fifth set against Andy Murray in the Wimbledon quarterfinals.
Murray won the first and third sets on Centre Court, but Querrey won the other two to even the score at 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 1-6.
Murray, a two-time champion at the All England Club, has been limping over the last couple of sets. He entered the tournament after pulling out of two exhibition matches citing a sore left hip.
Querrey is trying to become the first American man to reach the semifinals at a major tournament since Andy Roddick was the Wimbledon runner-up in 2009.
Querrey is playing in his third consecutive five-set match at Wimbledon. Murray has lost his last three five-set matches overall.
Play in the men’s quarterfinals at Wimbledon has started.
Defending champion Andy Murray is playing Sam Querrey on Centre Court, and Gilles Muller is facing Marin Cilic on No. 1 Court.
If the rain holds off, the four men’s semifinalists will be decided at Wimbledon on Day 9 of the grass-court major.
Defending champion Andy Murray will open play on Centre Court against Sam Querrey. Seven-time champion Roger Federer will follow against Milos Raonic, the man that beat Federer in last year’s semifinals.
On No. 1 Court, Gilles Muller will be first against Marin Cilic. Muller advanced to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon for the first time by beating Nadal in five sets in the fourth round.
In the other match in the second biggest stadium at the All England Club, three-time champion Novak Djokovic will take on 2010 finalist Tomas Berdych.
Centre Court has a roof, but No. 1 Court does not.
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