Roger Federer finally beat Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon 2019 after 11 years. This duel though was understandably less important than the final contested in 2008. The rivalry between the two hasn’t been anything less than historic.
The match was played just like another Federer-Nadal El Clasico. Federer has come out triumphant in this one on the fifth set with 7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. Nadal was pretty much beaten by Federer’s sheer boldness here with a powerful ace completing last rites.
Wimbledon 2019: “It lived up to the hype”
Roger Federer was ecstatic as he was after winning his first Wimbledon in 2002. The match never fails to give people goosebumps and the pendulum oscillated wildly here too at Wimbledon 2019. “It lived up to the hype,” said Federer, who will face defending champ Novak Djokovic. Djokovic is No.1 and won’t be an easy nut to crack. But the Federer-Nadal fight at Wimbledon 2019 for supremacy is something else.
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The two will again fight for a charity match in February in South Africa. That they still managed to produce a masterpiece after 11 years at Wimbledon 2019 is ridiculously awesome. They have left the age, form and every factor behind to stay neck by neck.
Wimbledon Finals 2019: A Federer-Djokovic final!
The second-seeded Federer will have the uphill task of beating the No.1 Novak Djokovic in the Final now. It’s the different styles of the two that would make it interesting to see how Federer adjusts. Djokovic beat Bauyista Agut at Centre Court 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 earlier in the afternoon.
Djokovic himself has won 4 Wimbledon titles as compared to Federer’s 8. The battle between the two is lead by Djokovic with 25-22. But Federer is also trailing Nadal but who can underestimate him at even 38 years of age?
“I’ve played with Roger in some epic finals here a couple a years in a row,” Djokovic said. “So I know what to expect.”
Federer admitted beating two of world’s best at Wimbledon 2019 will be a humongous task for him. That’s also something he has never done so far in his career. He thinks confidence will be the key ahead of the all important clash.
“But the most important thing is the confidence,” he said. “If you don’t have the confidence, it’s very difficult to beat Rafa and Novak back to back.”
Federer will play defending champ Djokovic on 14th July, Sunday, 2 pm BST (6 pm PT, 9 am ET)
How to watch in the US?
In the US the match will be broadcast on ESPN as well as ESPN 2. The men’s final will start at 6AM ET on ESPN.
WatchESPN will also stream match live online. PlayStation Vue, Hulu, Youtube TV, Direct TV will also broadcast the match online.
Amazon, Roku and Apple TV will also broadcast the match so there are a host of options for all kinds of viewers in the US.
How to watch abroad?
Fans abroad will need to have a UK IP address to watch the match. VPN services are good options to change IPs. Nord VPN and Express VPN are two Services that provide a free 7-day trial so you can just watch the match and discontinue as per your convenience free of cost.
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