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Roger Federer reaches record 8th Wimbledon final, beating defending champ Djokovic in 4 sets

Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland reacts as she wins a semifinals match against Angelique Kerber of Germany at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Thursday, July 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
July 06, 2012 - 10:36 AM

WIMBLEDON, England - Roger Federer advanced to his record eighth Wimbledon final on Friday, beating defending champion Novak Djokovic in four sets.

The six-time champion defeated Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 under a closed roof on Centre Court and is now one victory from equaling two more records in an already record-laden career.

If Federer beats either Andy Murray or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Sunday's final, he will take over the No. 1 ranking from Djokovic and equal Pete Sampras' record of 286 weeks as the top-ranked player. With another win, he would also equal Sampras' record of seven Wimbledon titles, a mark he shares with 1880s player William Renshaw.

Murray and Tsonga were to play in the other semifinal later Friday.

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