LONDON - Roger Federer became the oldest Wimbledon finalist in 41 years when he downed Andy Murray 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 on Friday to set up a title rematch with defending champion Novak Djokovic. Federer, 33, will be playing in his 10th Wimbledon final on Sunday and 26th at all the Grand Slams where victory will give him an eighth All England Club crown and 18th major.

His demolition of 2013 champion Murray was his most impressive in recent years and featured 20 aces, 56 winners and just 11 unforced errors. He allowed Murray, who he has now defeated in five out of six Grand Slam clashes, just one break point and that was in the opening game of the two hour seven minute match. Djokovic, who beat Federer in last year's final, had earlier swept into his fourth Wimbledon final with a ruthlessly efficient 7-6 (7/2), 6-4, 6-4 victory over Richard Gasquet.

"It's been tough, Andy has been playing very well this season and there was so much expectation on this match," said Federer, who is the oldest finalist since 39-year-old Ken Rosewall in 1974. "I had to try to focus and keep holding my serve one more game. You do it so many times you think the break will go against you eventually, but I managed to hold on. I was unbelievably happy. I maybe didn't show it at the end because the crowd went quiet. People maybe expected it to go four sets, me as well. My serve was the key. I've been serving very well in this tournament."

Murray said he had served well and was happy with his performance. "Roger served fantastic. I had one break point in the first set but after that I didn't get any opportunities," admitted Murray who was looking to make the Wimbledon final for a third time. "The pressure built and I was broken at the end of all three sets. But I didn't play that badly. I had a good match."

Earlier Djokovic swept into his fourth Wimbledon final with a ruthlessly efficient 7-6 (7/2), 6-4, 6-4 victory over Gasquet. Djokovic, the world number one, survived an unusually sloppy start and eventually dismissed the French 21st seed with 12 aces and 46 winners in two hours and 20 minutes on Centre Court.

"It was a very good performance considering the occasion. Semi-finals are always tough and things could have gone his way in the first set. That was the turning point," Djokovic said after booking his 17th Grand Slam final berth. Djokovic played down concerns about a left shoulder injury that twice needed treatment and insisted he would be ready for the final. "It's nothing that worries me honestly. It will be fine for the next match," he said. "I have a responsibility to play well here in the cradle of tennis. It is an honour to play in the Wimbledon final -- the most watched tennis match in the world. I'm just glad to reach another final. I will be ready for it."

For the first time, Djokovic has made the Wimbledon, Australian and French Open finals in the same year. Djokovic, who also won Wimbledon in 2011, now has a remarkable 47-3 record in 2015 and one more win would give the reigning Australian Open champion his second Grand Slam of 2015. It would also go a long way to erasing the heartache of his French Open final loss against Stan Wawrinka last month -- a defeat that denied Djokovic the only major title to elude him.

Watched by a Royal Box packed with celebrities including Thierry Henry, Alex Ferguson and Bjorn Borg, Djokovic once again showed how tough he is to take down. Gasquet's surprise run had brought him back to the Wimbledon last four for the first time since 2007. The 29-year-old, who was bidding for a first major final, caused one of the bigger upsets in this year's tournament when he knocked out Wawrinka in quarter-finals. But Djokovic had won 11 of his 12 previous meetings with Gasquet and, despite the Frenchman's strong showing, the top seed would eventually cruise to victory number 12.