"It was a really close opening four to five games of the third set that could have gone either way - thankfully it went mine".
Nadal started the fourth set with a double fault and lost his second service game, Federer appearing to have an extra spring in his step as he manoeuvred his feet to dispatch a brilliant forehand victor. Both players converted two break points and Federer delivered those in the more important moments to celebrate the 101st victory at the All England Club. Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal Match: Ahead of Wimbledon 2019 "Fedal" Clash in Semi-Final, Here's the Head-to-Head Record Featuring Great Rivals.
In their 40th career showdown, one thing remains certain: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal know how to put on a show at Wimbledon. He's won six of the last seven overall against Nadal and holds a 2-1 edge against him at Wimbledon. He clung on at 3-5, saving two match points, then had a break point as Federer served for the match.
That's according to Nadal's coach Carlos Moya, who is confident that Nadal will be pumped up come game time against Federer.
He broke early in the third set then held off a fierce Nadal counter-attack to restore his one-set lead. I'd be speaking very different, feeling very different. But Wimbledon is Federer's turf. "But at the same time, I [will] create another opportunity to be in another final of a Grand Slam". By ranking (22nd), he should not have presented much of a threat to Djokovic, who had won three of the previous four Grand Slams.
"It is something that is going to be hard to see it again".
Since his injury lay-off in 2017-2018, and indifferent form soon thereafter, Djokovic has come back strong to regain the world number one ranking and looking at winning four out of the last five Grand Slam titles. I thought probably the biggest points in the match went my way.More news: Apple's India-made top-end iPhones to hit stores next month
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The Spaniard won 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-7 (8/10), 9-7 as the clock ticked past 9pm and with the famous stadium in near-darkness.
Roger Federer admitted Friday that it felt "strange" he and Serena Williams will compete for Wimbledon titles this weekend, 16 years after he made his Grand Slam breakthrough. Federer leads the set 2-1.
"He played great against Bautista Agut, who had a great tournament".
"But it's definitely going to go down as one of my favourite matches to look back at because it's Rafa, it's at Wimbledon".
First semifinal: No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic vs.
Nadal led 3-2 in the tiebreaker before Federer won five straight points, clinching the set with a forehand victor.
Seeded 23rd, Bautista Agut was as surprised by his march to Wimbledon's semifinal as anyone, having scheduled his bachelor party in Ibiza for the tournament's final weekend. He went on to win the set 6-3.
Once his volley victor found the net tape and trickled over to cap the third set, the outcome seemed inevitable.