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Swiss master: I'm unbelievably happy, I was at my best

By John Skilbeck

Published 11/07/2015

Hand it to him: Roger Federer showed sublime form
Hand it to him: Roger Federer showed sublime form

Roger Federer looked like the cat that got the cream after crushing Andy Murray's Wimbledon dream. Federer is now on track for a record eighth title in his tenth final at the All England Club and will face reigning champion Novak Djokovic tomorrow.

The Swiss star said: "I'm unbelievably happy, I couldn't show it as much because the crowd went silent a little bit.

"People maybe expected it to go four or five (sets), me as well, so I think I played so well in the biggest occasion today and that's probably why I got it."

Federer felt his serve was key to the outcome.

He broke Murray's serve at the end of each set to clinch his straight-sets victory, having been able to deny the Scot a single break.

Federer has dropped serve only once in the entire tournament.

"Andy's been playing very well for the season and there's so much expectation riding on the match that you try to focus and keep it up," Federer said.

"It got really tough."

Discussing where he won it, Federer said: "I think on my serve again. I've been serving very well for the entire tournament. I kept the pressure up, I went for my shots.

"I kept pushing forwards, stayed focused and it all worked out very well."

A thrilling 10th game in the second set eventually went Murray's way, as he faced up to a host of set points and defended each one, before dropping serve in the 12th game.

"I was screaming inside of myself," said Federer. "Those were set points as well, 5-4, love-40.

"I thought I didn't play badly under those circumstances. Andy was able to elevate his game because I was playing at my very best.

"That was huge for him but still I was able to make the difference right after. I kept the pressure up and then pounced when the chance was there."

Looking ahead to the final, Federer said: "Novak's been the best player for a few years now and has made it difficult for players to win big tournaments.

"We've both been there before.

"I hope I can get this one on Sunday."

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