Federer, Nadal braced for Wimbledon epic

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Federer, Nadal braced for Wimbledon epic

Nadal's victory meant it was the first time more than one Spanish man had reached the Wimbledon semis in the same year.

Federer is wary of the dangers presented by Nadal. A four sets victory gave Federer his fourth Wimbledon. The 8-time Wimbledon Champion reveals that he will play attacking tennis and test the defense of the Spaniard during their 40th meeting on Friday. "It's two ultimate warriors: one with 20 majors [Federer], the other with 18 [Nadal]".

For this, Djokovic is a heavy favourite at [1.09] to progress, and while I do think this is a bit short, it's tough to think that there's much in the way of actionable value, despite the fact that Djokovic's edge, based on service/return points won isn't as considerable as those market prices would imply.

As he sprinted back to his chair, the 37-year-old Federer's winning score flashed up on the Court One screen but Nadal had no time for such distractions.

Novak Djokovic in action against David Goffin of Belgium during their quarter final match for the Wimbledon Championships.

For me, I expect Nadal to win it on current form, but it doesn't feel like good value taking him at 1.68 against Federer on grass, so just a small wager on no tie breaks for me. Even if you play well, it's not enough, because he continue, continue to play deep, deep, close from the line, left, right. Incredible backhand down the line, as well.

"He likes to shift into another gear in the semis and final here, and there's room for him to do that again".

Moreover, Djokovic gets to sidestep Federer and Nadal, who boast 38 majors and 10 Wimbledon titles between them, until Sunday's final, assuming he defeats the tournament's 23rd seed, Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain, on Friday. It will be their first meeting at the All England Lawn Tennis Club since the epic 2008 finals.

The semifinal between Federer and Nadal will be a clash of contrasting styles, which Broadbent suggests could serve up a modern classic.

Djokovic is seeking his fifth Wimbledon championship and 17th Grand Slam.

Common sense dictates that their glorious era will come to an end. Since hip replacement surgery this year, he has been playing only doubles. Visit SportsLine now to see Sean Calvert's strong 2019 Wimbledon picks for the semis, all from the British tennis expert who's up almost $4,400 on grass-court events. [But] it doesn't seem like it's happening on Grand Slams. I guess this is where - especially Nadal, Federer and myself, in a way - we go onto the next level in terms of tennis and focus.

Everyone else will be thrilled to see them trade strokes on Centre Court once more.

"It is still exceedingly hard to call Federer the favorite in this match", he wrote.

Roger Federer chalked up another monumental milestone to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals on Wednesday, recovering to beat Japan's Kei Nishikori 4-6 6-1 6-4 6-4 and become the first man to record a century of singles wins at any Grand Slam.

Nadal is a sparkling 6-0 against Federer at the French Open, but just 1-2 at Wimbledon.

Nadal, meanwhile, continued his relentless march toward the last four by dispatching Sam Querrey in three sets, winning 7-5, 6-2, 6-2.

"Overall, I'm just very happy how I'm hitting the ball, " Federer said.

Nadal downplayed the suggestion they had improved appreciably, describing their respective evolution as a zero-sum game in which each had added elements to his game to compensate for what age has taken away. "And we have big respect for the sport".

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