Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to reach Wimbledon 2019 final

Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to reach Wimbledon 2019 final

7/12/2019

Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to reach Wimbledon 2019 final

Roger Federer moves within one win of a record-equalling ninth Wimbledon singles title as he beats Rafael Nadal to set up a final against Novak Djokovic.

Federer took his fifth match point for a shot at a 21st Grand Slam, while denying Nadal the chance of a 19th.

"I'm exhausted. It was tough - at the end Rafa played some unbelievable shots to stay in the match," Federer told BBC Sport.

Defending champion Djokovic, 32, goes for his 16th Grand Slam triumph after

Djokovic's win ensured it would be a major final between two of the 'Big Three' in the men's game for the first time since the Serb beat Federer in the 2015 showpiece at the All England Club.

Anticipation was high for the meeting between two of the men widely considered among the greatest - if not the greatest - to have played the game, particularly because it was their first Wimbledon showdown since an epic 2008 final.

Nevertheless, the pair - with a combined age of 70 - did produce a match which will live long in the memory.

After missing four match points, a dramatic ending saw Federer clinch victory in three hours and three minutes when Nadal whacked a backhand long.

Read more: BBC News (UK)

Boring.... ❤ There's still hope for us oldies 🤓👍 Amazing game. Two great tennis players. Federer is so graceful on the court 🎾💚 Fantastic match. Well done to both of them. Well done Roger..... 37 and still getting to slam finals, amazing Federer has less charisma than a fridge door. Pure quality 🐐 The best of all time

Rafael Nadal ‘excited’ for long-overdue Wimbledon rematch with Roger FedererRafael Nadal defeated Sam Querrey 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 to set up a last-four match that will be the first between the pair at SW19 since the 2008 final Cannot decide who I want to win. Love both these great players

Legend Age has not withered him ... The best of the best. Please beat that brooding broomstick in the final. This guy must be the best EVER cong, for , you hard work to reach. at main court to get your reward by defeat next , coming movement. My favourite tennis player. He made me love and watch this sport. Absolutely the best.

Remarkable player. Makes it look so easy and such finesse 🎾🎾 Well done Federer you are such a gentleman. You make the game look so easy lol. No point hyping up to kill is it now Nadal lol 😆 you are both incredible! GOAT Good. Rafa makes sex noises when he hits the ball. Roger is pure. LOVE this guy 😘💋

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What a legend! I wanted Rafa to win but it was an amazing game! Great 🐐 Can't wait for Breakfast Wimbledon Sunday!

Wimbledon order of play for day 11 featuring Rafael Nadal vs Roger FedererThe full schedule for day 11 of the Championships just a finding, the best always get going slowly to the final

Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal, Wimbledon 2008: Revisiting the greatest tennis match ever playedLooking back at the 2008 Wimbledon final now, what is striking is both how right we got it, and how wrong. Their match at the Austrialian Open final the following year was better

Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to reach Wimbledon finalRoger Federer has beaten Rafael Nadal in four sets to reach the Wimbledon final. The Swiss won 7-6(3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Centre Court and will play Novak Djokovic on Sunday. More follows… The greatest !!!!! Amazing! Well done Roger amazing win

Roger Federer beats old foe Rafael Nadal to reach Wimbledon finalMIKE DICKSON AT WIMBLEDON: Federer, an unlikely 37, will face Novak Djokovic after an astonishing display which saw him just about hold his nerve in a crunching climax at the end. 101st Wimbledon win. Finalls Federer cuts the lead to 10-4 lol with Nadal Tg won't have to watch Raffy pick his backside before every service. 🎾

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