Federer and Djokovic in Wimbledon final

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London, July 4: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will play for the Wimbledon men's singles title Sunday, having removed two exciting young men in the semi-finals Friday at the All England Club.

Federer, chasing his record eighth Wimbledon crown to go one better than Pete Sampras, outclassed Canada's Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4, while Djokovic rallied to down Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (2) and 7-6 (7).A

Federer, who entered his 25th Grand Slam final, has 17 major titles, and he is in a title clash here for the first time since he won it in 2012.

Federar is chasing his eighth crown to better Pete Sampras's record

For the top-seeded Djokovic, this will be his third final here in four years, and overall his 14th Grand Slam final, 10th in his last 13 majors. He had a tough time overcoming Dimitrov 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (2) and 7-6 (7).

Dimitrov who looked like forcing the issue to five sets made it easier for Djokovic by double-faulting thrice in a row in the fourth set and then another in the tie-break.

Paes-Stepanek duo loses in semis

India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek suffered a shocking defeat against an unseeded pair in the men's doubles semi-final of the Wimbledon here Friday.

Paes and Stepanek, seeded fifth, went down 6-7, 3-6, 4-6 to the unseeded Canadian-American pair of Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock.

Paes and Stepanek failed to win any of their break points.

Pospisil and Sock served well as they fired seven aces Paes and Stepanek got just one.

In the final, Pospisil and Sock will take on the Bryan brothers Mike and Bob, who beat Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut 7-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the other semi-final clash.

The Bryans are now just a win away from their 99th team title.

IANS

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