Wimbledon, England (Sports Network) - Wimbledon champion Roger Federer
outlasted former U.S. Open titlist Juan Martin del Potro in an epic semifinal
showdown Friday at the London Olympic Games. Federer will play in the gold
medal match at the storied All England Club on Sunday.
The world No. 1 Federer won a war of attrition against the eighth-seeded
del Potro, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 19-17, on the famed Centre Court. The Swiss great
needed 4 hours, 25 minutes to stave off del Potro, who stunned Federer in the
2009 U.S. Open finale.
The 30-year-old Federer awaits the Novak Djokovic-Andy Murray winner.
Federer captured a men's-record-tying seventh Wimbledon title in this London
suburb last month.
More to follow.
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