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Roger Federer vs Rafa Nadal: Preview of the Wimbledon 2019 men's semi final

Eleven years since they produced one of the greatest matches in history, the paths of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal cross once again at Wimbledon. "Means a lot for me and probably for him, too". Nadal was the finalist at the Australian Open and the semi-finalist at Indian Wells, Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid, not enjoying the best campaign on clay before conquering Rome and Roland Garros to add 3000 clear points to his tally and move in front of Novak.

The duo, who have a colossal 38 Grand Slam titles between them, will go head to head at SW19 looking to book their place in Sunday's final, with Nadal aiming for his third Wimbledon title, and Federer his ninth.

"We had some brutal conditions to play (in) there".

The biggest rivalry in modern tennis will be renewed when Roger Federer takes on Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon semifinal on Friday.

"So we're very lucky to have this opportunity again on Friday".

"It's the one match that every tennis player alive will tune in for".

Federer and Nadal have both looked on top of their grass-court games in serene paths through to the semi-finals.

In between, the Swiss has swatted away young Briton Jay Clarke, French 27th seed Lucas Pouille and Italian 17th seed Matteo Berrettini with minimum fuss.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic reached his sixth Wimbledon final Friday as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal prepared to meet at the All England Club for the first time since their epic 2008 title showdown.

"Technically he has always been the finest, but his physical level is still incredible and it is unbelievable at his age". Still, oddsmakers list the 33-year old Spaniard as the -130 favorite (risk $130 to win $100), with the 37-year old Swiss legend going off at +110 (risk $100 to win $110) in the latest Federer vs. Nadal odds.

Only five of their last 22 clashes has gone to a final set and very often the victor of these encounters has won it with a bit to spare, so if I were backing either man in match odds on Friday I'd be inclined to risk the -1.5 sets.

"I think it is the best grass-court tournament Rafa has played, even though he has won two titles here", Becker added. Based on two year hold/break data on grass, I made Rafa [1.83] and Roger [2.20], not hugely dissimilar to the market pricing. "I go about it like every other match". Not only is he picking the victor, he's also betting on how many sets the match lasts, how many games the first set goes, and whether there will be a tiebreak.

Djokovic saved two break points in the next game, the second with that 45-shot rally that had the crowd openly laughing at the absurd consistency.

To play an elite ATP tournament once in a career, you have to beat nearly all other rivals on the Tour in particular season, which is never easy, but to do that for 15 years in a row is something remarkable that only Nadal has managed to achieve in every season since 2005!

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