The semifinals are set on the men's side at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships after Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga all were victorious in their quarterfinal matches on Wednesday. No. 1 seed Djokovic easily won his match over Florian Mayer in straight sets 6-4, 6-1 and 6-4. Djokovic was on top of his game and had zero issues with Mayer in his quest to repeat as Wimbledon Champion.
Djokovic will now take on Federer in the semifinals. Federer also had no problems getting past Mikhail Youzhny and won 6-1, 6-2 and 6-2. Federer showed no weakness in his win over Youzhny while winning 89 of the 148 total points. and in a quick 91 minutes.
The other quarterfinal match had No. 4 seeded Andy Murray advance after defeating No. 7 seeded David Ferrer in four sets by a score of 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 and 7-6. Murray had the momentum the entire way and there was a little bit of hope for Ferrer when the match went into a 27-minute rain delay in the fourth set tied at 5-5. Ferrer needed that break to regroup against Murray, but Ferrer was not able to comeback, and ultimately lost.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will be facing Murray in the other semifinal match, and he advanced by taking care of No. 27 Philipp Kohlschreiber, winning 7-6, 4-6, 7-5 and 6-2. The first three sets were tightly contested between Tsonga and Kohlschreiber, but Tsonga was in control in the fourth set to move one step closer to winning his first career Wimbledon Championships.
For a complete scoreboard and results, please check out the Sports Illustrated Wimbledon Scoreboard.