Roger Federer might just have had his most complete victory in his history at Wimbledon.
Wednesday in England, Federer, the six-time Wimbledon champion, defeated Mikhail Youzhny of Russia in straight sets 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. The match only took ninety minutes to complete.
Federer won 88% of his first serve points and won thirty more points than Youzhny. He also had no double faults and broke Youzhny’s serve six times.
Down 4-1 in the third set, ESPN’s John McEnroe stated the only way Youzhny would get back into the match is if he got Tonya Harding’s help.
Prior to the 1994 Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, Harding’s bodyguard and ex-husband hired someone to smack Harding’s major women’s figure skating competitor Nancy Kerrigan with a police baton. Kerrigan was struck, but only suffered a leg bruise as a result. Harding, who was aware of the development of the incident, was sentenced to three years probation.
Federer, who has lost in his last two quarterfinal Wimbledon matches to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France and Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic, will now play Novak Djokovic of Serbia in a semi-final. Andy Murray of Great Britain will play Tsonga in the other semi-final Friday.