LONDON: Roger Federer swept aside Andy Murray to reach the Wimbledon final and move within one match of becoming the God of Grass.
Now only Novak Djokovic stands between him and an eighth Wimbledon men’s singles title which would take him above William Renshaw and Pete Sampras in the Open era.
Despite the one-sided scoreline, it took a divine display of tennis to to overcome Murray in straight sets.
The British No 1 won the coin toss and elected to receive first, a decision which looked increasingly odd as the sets went on serve only for Murray to crumble in the decisive games to lose 7-5, 7-5, 6-4.
Murray battled hard and played the sort of tennis which deserved to reach a Grand Slam final, but in each of Federer’s service games he reminded the Brit that this is his turf.
Murray had played three hours and 11 minutes more tennis than his opponent leading up to this point, and Federer showed why with his supreme tennis.