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Straight sets victory puts Federer in final

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  • Five-times champion Roger Federer through to Wimbledon final in straight sets
  • The second-seeded Swiss eases to 7-6 7-5 6-3 win over German Tommy Haas
  • The victory puts Federer one step closer to record 15th triumph in grand slams
  • Federer to face Andy Roddick in final after the American defeats Andy Murray
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(CNN) -- Five-times champion Roger Federer is through to his seventh successive Wimbledon final after a comfortable straight sets Center Court victory over German veteran Tommy Haas on Friday.

Federer's straight sets victory over Tommy Haas puts him closer to a record 15th grand slam success.

Federer's straight sets victory over Tommy Haas puts him closer to a record 15th grand slam success.

Second seed Federer eased to a 7-6 7-5 6-3 success, meaning he will contest a 20th grand slam final as he attempts to claim a new record 15 grand slam wins.

The world number two put on a magnificent show of serving against his 31-year-old opponent -- not giving up one break point in the two-hour match.

The Swiss maestro will now face Andy Roddick, whom he beat in the finals in both 2004 and 2005, after the American's four-set triumph over British hope Andy Murray.

Federer told BBC Sport: "Tommy played great so I knew that there was a danger from him. I'm happy with my performance and it's unbelievable to be in another final.

Federer's 20th grand slam final means he has overtaking the record of Ivan Lendl -- and he is unlikely to be overawed as he seeks to break Pete Sampras' all-time record of 14 grand slam titles.

"Going for something that big is quite extraordinary. I have had a lot of pressure over the years but I am looking forward to another great match and a chance to get into the history books."

Haas, who blew a two-set lead against Federer in the French Open last month, went shot for shot with the world number two in an opening set that remained on serve until reaching the inevitable tie-breaker.


But Federer proved the strongest in the tie-break and he broke through again in the 12th game of the second set when a Haas forehand drigted too long.

Haas cracked for the last time in the eighth game of the third set when he netted an easy approach having earlier saved four break points.

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