Federer stops Nadal in Wimbledon thriller
- Author: Lawrence Cooper Jul 13, 2019,
Jul 13, 2019, 0:38
We saw Goffin collapse horribly from *4-3, 30-0 in set one of his quarter final clash with Djokovic to winning just two further games in the entire match and it's asking an bad lot for RBA to come out in a maiden Slam semi and play his best against the world number one.
The Spaniard may be the greatest fighter the world of sport has ever seen, and so it was no surprise to see him conjure some moments of sheer brilliance to take the second set 6-1 and level the match.
After edging a tense first set by taking the last five points of the tiebreak, Federer was overpowered in a 36-minute second as Nadal, eyeing a first Wimbledon title for nine years, appeared to have wrestled control.
In their 40th match-up, tennis greats Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon in four sets on Friday.
After watching Bautista Agut's shot hit the net tape, pop in the air and slide over for a victor that tied things at a set apiece, Centre Court spectators stood and cheered. The eight time champion Federer fought back from losing the first sets against Lloyd George Harris in the round one, and Kei Nishikori in the quarter final on Wednesday.
Less than a month shy of his 38th birthday, Federer is the second-oldest man to reach a Wimbledon final, after 39-year-old Ken Rosewall in 1974, denying Nadal for the first time in five grand slam semi-finals between the two great rivals. We at LatestLy will bring you the live tennis score updates of Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal semi-final match.
He was among the majority who were shaking their head at the latest incredible show he and Nadal had served up.
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The 20-time Grand Slam singles champion will face Novak Djokovic for the title on Sunday. After breaking early, he held the advantage to level the match.
Djokovic, 32, had faced only one seeded player (David Goffin) in breezing to Wimbledon's final four after early-round upsets bounced four top-10 players from his half of the draw. "He played really well", Djokovic said.
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The third set was closely contested.
Nadal dug deep to hold, and in the tie-break that followed the Spaniard found the corner to win a remarkable opening point and go the mini-break up.
Nadal won that match 9-7 in the fifth set. Federer and Nadal featured in the 2019 French Open semi-final, where Nadal beat Federer in straight sets.