WIMBLEDON, England — Milos Raonic advanced to his first Grand Slam final, rallying to defeat Roger Federer, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, on Friday at Wimbledon.
He will face Andy Murray or Tomas Berdych in Sunday’s final at the All England Club.
Federer, the No. 3 seed, had won all 10 of his previous semifinals at Wimbledon, a tournament he has won seven times.
For Raonic, a 25-year-old Canadian seeded sixth, the victory was a culmination of lessons learned in previous shortcomings on a Grand Slam stage. He lost to Federer in the semifinals here two years ago and to Murray in a five-set semifinal at the Australian Open this year.
“I know what I need to do on court better,” Raonic said Wednesday. “I know how to sort of turn things around to get them on my terms. I know what I’m looking for. I know how to go about it, to try to get to that position as much as I can. And then when things aren’t going well, I know what things to look…