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Federer stares down three match points to reach Wimbledon semifinals

Federer stares down three match points to reach Wimbledon semifinals

Roger Federer has won 307 Grand Slam singles matches, more than any player in the history of tennis. So it’s only natural that many of those would run together in his mind, just more clicks on the odometer of his illustrious career.

That was not the case for the seven-time Wimbledon winner in a quarterfinal match Wednesday that automatically earned a spot on the mantle as one of the Swiss star’s all-time classics.

Despite losing the first two sets and being nudged to the very edge of the abyss, staring down three match points in the fourth, Federer somehow held on to beat Croatia’s Marin Cilic, 6-7 (4), 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9), 6-3, before a...

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