Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will once again showdown in Wimbledon 2019 semifinals on Friday. The two greatest legends of the last decade and more will face off in unarguably the greatest rivalry in world tennis at Wimbledon 2019. This will be the 40th time the two will fight with last battle just a month ago at the French Open. Rafael Nadal won in straight sets that time.
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Wimbledon 2019 semifinals: Schedule
Date : Friday, July 12
The match will follow Djokovic and Agut’s 1st match of the day. The match will start from 10AM ET.
The match at The All England Club will be the 4th at this very ground between the two in Wimbledon 2019. Rafael Nadal is unarguably the king of Roland Garros with 12 titles in French Open Wimbledon 2019.
Roger Federer on the other hand is almost unbeatable at All England Club winning 8 Wimbledon titles so far. Rafael Nadal is though on a high defeating his bogey Nick to come here.
Nadal won the battle at Wimbledon last time
Rafael Nadal won the last time the two faced off at Wimbledon. In what was termed as The greatest match ever seen by John McEnroe, Rafael Nadal came triumph. The match brought inspiration for a lot of books and documentaries.
The match was so energetically fought, many critics went on to call it the match that refreshed sports. The British journalist Chris Bowers later went on to say, “The whole of tennis, if not the whole of sport, won through the sheer quality and drama of one of the best pieces of sporting theater tennis has ever produced.”
The 4 hour 48 minute epic in 2008 Wimbledon
Roger Federer had announced himself as the king of Wimbledon being unbeaten since 2002. But Rafael Nadal ranked No.2 at that time was more than just underdog. Yes, he was at the lion’s den but Rafael Nadal is known for his never-say-die spirit.
The match had all the materials of a theatre play that would be remembered for years to come. The weather was cold, the clouds dark, the tussle seemed never ending. That match was played for a record 4 hours 48 minutes and ended at 9:16PM local time.
The match ended with Rafael Nadal ecstatic as ever and Roger Federer in tears.
“Winning against the No. 1, probably the best player in history or close, and the fact it was so dramatic. But it’s one of the most powerful feelings I’ve had in my life,” a jubilant Rafael Nadal said.
“Probably my hardest loss, by far; I mean it’s not much harder than this right now,” Roger Federer said teary eyed.
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