The King of Grass Court, Roger Federer penned down the history one more time after defeating arch-rival Rafael Nadal in a live wire match of 2019 Wimbledon semifinals on Friday. Both the tennis greats went hard on each other at the beginning of the game as none of them was ready to lose a single point. But at last, it was Federer who had the last laugh against Spaniard as he won the game by 7-6 (3) 1-6 6-3 6-4.
With this astonishing win of Roger Federer, Spanish star Nadal crashed out from Wimbledon 2019. Nadal was just one step away from his third Wimbledon title but electrifying Federer broke all his dreams and set his meeting with World No. 1 Serbian star Novak Djokovic. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic edged past Spanish professional Robert Bautista Agut in a hard-fought 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 semifinals win on Friday.
After finishing the game on losing side World No. 2 Rafael Nadal congratulated his opponent Roger Federer on Twitter by saying, “amazing match well-deserved win by @rogerfederer I had some chances but Roger played better. Good luck for the final @Wimbledon 2019. Thanks all for the support. Always fantastic to be here. See you next year!”. Federer has now paved his way to 12th Wimbledon finals and has also moved towards his 31st Grand Slam final. It will be interesting to see whether Federer will add one more feather in his hat or return back home without the shining trophy of Wimbledon 2019.
Here’s see some highlights of the exciting semi-final battle between two tennis greats Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in Wimbledon 2019:
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The 20-time Grand Slam winner Federer will next lock horns with defending champion and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in order to clinch his ninth Wimbledon title on July 14th in Centre Court at 6:30 pm (IST).
On the other hand, in women’s singles seven-time title champion, Serena Williams is looking forward to lift her eighth Wimbledon trophy against former World No. 1 Simona Halep at Centre Court on July 13th. Williams reached to the finals of the grand tennis tournament after defeating strong semi-final contender Barbora Strýcová of Czechia by 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday. While World No. 7 Halep made way to the finals after beating Ukrainian star Elina Svitolina with the margin of 6-1, 6-3 at Centre Court.