London, July 3 : Roger Federer may be some steps away from winning the sixth Wimbledon title, but the five-time champion has already set his sights on the seventh and hopes to win the tournament for the next five or ten years.
The 26-year-old outclassed Mario Ancic to reach the semifinals and extend his grass-court winning streak to 64 matches on the first day of significant rain delays at the All England Club.
Riding his dominant serve and punishing forehand, Federer put on a masterful performance to beat Ancic 6-1, 7-5, 6-4 and move another step closer to becoming the second man in history to win Wimbledon six years in a row.
However, Federer is not just aiming for the sixth title, he has already planned to win the tournament for next five or ten years.
"Of course I can think about a sixth title and then a seventh. I'll have a chance to win this tournament for the next five or 10 years," The Sun quoted him, as saying.
"I think my game's made for grass. There will always be tough opponents but I have always found a way to win.
"My dream is not only to win this year, but many more years to come. This is what it's all about," he added.
Story first published: Thursday, July 3, 2008, 14:09 [IST]
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