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Federer, Roddick to meet in Wimbledon final

2009-07-04 02:27:44 GMT2009-07-04 10:27:44 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

American Andy Roddick returns a ball to Britain's Andy Murray during their semi final match on Day 11 at the 2009 Wimbledon tennis championships at the All England Club. Roddick ended Murray's dream of becoming the first British men's Wimbledon champion since 1936 on Friday with a 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/5) semi-final victory.(AFP)

Switzerland's Roger Federer returns a ball to Croatia's Ivo Karlovic at the 2009 Wimbledon tennis championships. Federer will put friendship aside while Andy Murray must turn his back on national hype and growing media hysteria when they aim to set up a dream Wimbledon final.(AFP)

LONDON, July 4 (Xinhua) -- Five-time champion Roger Federer advanced into his seventh straight Wimbledon final Friday and will play against American Andy Roddick for a record 15th Grand Slam title.

Federer did not sweat to beat German Tommy Haas 7-6(3), 7-5, 6-3, extending his winning run to 18 consecutive matches.

Federer will meet Roddick in the final for the third time in six years after the American defeated Andy Murray 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(7), 7-6(5).

The Swiss star beat Roddick in the 2004 and 2005 finals and leads 18-2 overall.

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