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Wimbledon 2012: Roger Federer Into Finals After Beating Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer had not made the Wimbledon final for two straight years after quarterfinal exits, but that streak has finally ended. Federer took the win from Novak Djokovic in the semifinal, 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-3.

After several frightening moments earlier in the tournament including a frightening near miss against Julien Bennetau, the fact that Federer made it to the semis at all was impressive. He was able to get by No. 1 seeded Djokovic thanks to a key third set that took almost an hour and a half and went right down to the wire.

In this year's final, Federer will be playing to get the No. 1 ranking in the world back in his court as well as earn his seventh Wimbledon title and 17th major title overall.

The other finalist will be determined soon, as Frenchman Jo-Wilfred Tsonga takes on the favored Scotsman, Andy Murray.

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