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Fans Hail Roger Federer After His Thrilling Two Sets Comeback at Wimbledon

Fans Hail Roger Federer After His Thrilling Two Sets Comeback at Wimbledon

Roger Federer is the toast of Twitter this afternoon after he came from two sets down to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals.

Playing against the big-serving Croatian Marin Cilic, the seven-time Wimbledon champion looked in deep trouble at the end of the second set, after losing them both 7-6 and 6-4.

But the Swiss legend steadied himself and regained his composure to roar back at Cilic, winning the next two sets 6-3 and 7-6.

Federer then claimed the fifth and final set 6-3, in front of a jubilant and tense Centre Court crowd.

In the process, Federer created a slice of Wimbledon history, by winning his first match at the tournament from two sets down.

He’ll now face the Canadian Milos Raonic in Friday’s semi – with a tantalising final against Andy Murray still very much on the cards.

It wasn’t just those at Centre Court who were enthralled by Fed’s comeback – this lot enjoyed it too:

So, can Federer, at the grand old age of 34, claim his eighth Wimbledon crown this weekend?

Let us know in the comments section below…

 

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