‘Tennis legend and former world No. 1 Roger Federer managed one of his greatest escape acts on Wednesday, as he saved three match points to come back from two-sets-to-love down and beat ninth seed Marin Cilic 6-7(4), 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(9), 6-3 in the Wimbledon on Wednesday.
Federer has now moved into the Wimbledon semi-finals for the 11th time and will now face Milos Raonic, who beat American Sam Querrey 6-4, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4.
“Today was epic. Probably going to look back at this as being a great, great match that I played in my career, on Centre Court here at Wimbledon... This is huge for me, my season, my career. I'm very, very happy,” Federer said. “To win a match like this, to test the body, to be out there again, fighting, being in a physical battle and winning, it is an unbelievable feeling.”
Here’s how people reacted to Federer’s win on Twitter:
Great comeback from the greatest #RogerFederer #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/JRvggPDE2q— zaheer khan (@ImZaheer) July 6, 2016
King marches on!!amazing comeback #RogerFederer #Wimbledon— Ajit Agarkar (@imAagarkar) July 6, 2016
peRFect ❤️ #RogerFederer #Wimbledon2016— Pooja Hegde (@hegdepooja) June 29, 2016
#Murray v #Tsonga can it be as exciting as the amazing #federer comeback? @ 2016 Wimbledon… https://t.co/j2s2BWtoV0— Pat Cash (@TheRealPatCash) July 6, 2016
#Beckham was on his feet for that #Federer win. Next on Centre Court: #Murray vs #Tsonga. https://t.co/e5Kkz9acU3 pic.twitter.com/1FGDWBh3qV— ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) July 6, 2016
With that win, #Federer now has 307 Grand Slam wins - more than anyone else in history, moving ahead of @Martina pic.twitter.com/ZbKqgiqSiL— ITF (@ITF_Tennis) July 6, 2016