Tennis

Kei Nishikori falls as Roger Federer wins 100th Wimbledon match to reach 13th semifinal

AFP-JIJI

Roger Federer racked up his 100th match win at Wimbledon on Wednesday to reach his 13th semifinal at the All England Club and a possible duel with old rival Rafael Nadal.

Eight-time champion Federer recovered from losing the opening set to defeat Kei Nishikori 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 and book his place in the semifinals of a Grand Slam for the 45th time.

The 37-year-old is also the oldest man to make the last four of a major since Jimmy Connors at the 1991 U.S. Open.

Federer will now face Nadal at Wimbledon for the first time since their epic 2008 final should the two-time champion Spaniard defeat Sam Querrey in his quarterfinal.

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