Roger Federer in confident mood ahead of Wimbledon semi-final

Roger Federer celebrates his win over Radek Stepanek in the Monte Carlo Masters second round on April 16, 2014
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Roger Federer says that his Wimbledon victory over Stanislas Wawrinka has filled him with confidence.

Roger Federer has declared that he is full of confidence ahead of his Wimbledon semi-final against Milos Raonic.

The Swiss defeated Stanislas Wawrinka 3-6 7-6 6-4 6-4 to reach the last four of the tournament, banishing memories of last year's surprise loss to Sergiy Stakhovsky.

"I'm just really pleased I am back strongly. Last year I didn't even come close. It was a major disappointment because I always see Wimbledon as one of my main goals of the season, side by side with the rankings," The Mirror quotes him as saying.

"Last year was rough, I was very disappointed. But I went back to the practice courts. It is good to be back in the semis with a chance to go further, the prospect is very exciting.

"I know there is pressure but the confidence is there. I trust my game and am really excited about the next couple of days."

Raonic saw off Nick Kyrgios in the quarter-finals to set up the encounter with Federer.

Switzerland's Roger Federer returns against Spain's Tommy Robredo during their men's singles fourth round match on day eight of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 1, 2014
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ATP RankingsPoints
1Spain Rafael Nadal7,645
2Scotland flag Andy Murray7,150
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,690
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Alexander Zverev4,470
7Croatia Marin Cilic4,155
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,710
10Japan Kei Nishikori3,195
11Canada Milos Raonic2,870
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,690
13Belgium David Goffin2,525
14United States John Isner2,425
15Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
16Pablo Carreno Busta2,385
17United States Jack Sock2,345
18Australia Nick Kyrgios2,325
19Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,310
20Lucas Pouille2,210
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