Federer, Djokovic to meet in Wimbledon final

LONDON, July 4 (Xinhua) -- Swiss Roger Federer set a Wimbledon final clash with Novak Djokovic of Serbia after both came through the semifinals at the All England Club on Friday.

Federer made short work of Canadian Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 while world No. 2 Djokovic had to dig deep before beating Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(7-2), 7-6 (9-7).

The 32-year-old Swiss is through to his ninth final at Wimbledon and is bidding to win an unprecedented eighth title. Victory would mark his 18th Grand Slam championship win and first since beating Andy Murray on Centre Court two years ago.

Djokovic, who won at the All England Club in 2011, is looking to win his seventh Grand Slam championship and first since the 2013 Australian Open.

The 'Big Four' of Federer, Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal have accounted for 35 of the past 37 majors, and that trend is set to continue when Federer and Djokovic square off for the 35th time on Sunday.

Djokovic said: "Federer's playing at a very high level in this tournament. I've been watching him in a few matches. With his immense experience of winning this title so many times and from being so dominant in men's tennis for over a decade, he certainly has some mental advantage in the final."

"Hopefully I can tactically prepare myself and execute well to not allow him to be at his top shape on Sunday."