Federer Snags Spot in 7th Straight Final

Makes quick work of Haas, awaits winner of Murray-Roddick
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 3, 2009 10:15 AM CDT
Venus and Serena Williams at Wimbledon.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Roger Federer reached his seventh straight Wimbledon final today, beating Tommy Haas of Germany 7-6 (3), 7-5, 6-3. Federer won five consecutive titles at the All England Club before losing to Rafael Nadal in last year's final. At this year's tournament, the second-seeded Swiss is trying to win his record 15th Grand Slam title.

Federer played excellent tennis, holding serve easily and breaking Haas late in the second and third sets. He will face either Andy Murray or Andy Roddick in Sunday's final. And for the eighth time in 10 years, the Wimbledon women's trophy will be lifted by a Williams. Tomorrow’s match is the fourth Williams-vs.-Williams final at the All England Club and eighth in a Grand Slam title match. (Read more Roger Federer stories.)