Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray: The Wimbledon semifinals is a meeting of the Giants. Richard Gasquet completes the Quartet. Ten surprising and amazing facts.
These days, much to Boris Becker turns in Wimbledon. This is, of course, on his first triumph on the “sacred grass” 30 years ago. Becker is the youngest champion in the history of the tournament to date. And yet an another impressive record – he held until Wednesday.
Nine times, Becker stood between 1985 and 1995 in the semifinals of Wimbledon, there were no players before this tournament more often. This record he is now out: Roger Federer moved in London thanks to his victory over Gilles Simon to the tenth overall in the round of four and is in this category of now the sole record holder.
Should Federer Wimbledon win, he alone would hold a further record: so far the Swiss has triumphed seven times, as well as Pete Sampras. But nobody has brought eight titles at the most important tennis tournament in the world.
Before Federer can think of the final, he needs to win his semi-final but. And there’s a very strong enemy waiting in Andy Murray. Defending champion Novak Djokovic and Richard Gasquet to determine the second finalist.
Three champions and an outsider: Ten surprising and amazing facts about the four semi-finalists and their connection to Wimbledon.