Roger Federer became the first Wimbledon 2012 semifinalist after beating russia’s Mikhail Youzhny in straight sets 6-1 6-2 6-2.
With this win, the Swiss improved his head to head record against Youzhny to an impressive 14-0,dropping just 3 sets alltogether.
This is the first semifinal appearance for the 16 time champion here at the All England Club since 2009,when he managed to claim the title by beating Andy Roddick in the final.
Federer cruised past today’s match, playing some high quality grass court tennis,hitting his forehand with a lot more confidence than he did in his previous encounter against Benneteau.
Youzhny,who lost against the Swiss in the last 16 of last year’s championships,struggled with his backhand at the beginning of the match,giving Federer the opportunity to dictate play and unleash his lethal forehand on many occassions.
Not only the London crowd, but also former Wimbledon champions Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf were enjoying the Federer spectacle,sitting in the royal box next to William and Kate.
Despite Youzhny trying his best to penetrate Federer’s defence,he simply couldn’t find any answers to the Swiss’ outstanding performance and just after 1 hour and 31 minutes,Federer booked his place in Friday’s semis.