Federer beats Nadal to reach record 12th Wimbledon final

LONDON ENGLAND- JULY 10 Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain celebrates victory in his Men's Quarter Final match against Guido Pella of Argentina during Day Nine of The Championships- Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 1

LONDON ENGLAND- JULY 10 Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain celebrates victory in his Men's Quarter Final match against Guido Pella of Argentina during Day Nine of The Championships- Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 1

2014 Final: Djokovic 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-4 - After losing three successive Slam finals, Djokovic claimed his second Wimbledon title. So for players maybe like Nadal or myself that like to have a little more time, it's a constant pressure that you have to deal with.

Federer finished with 14 aces and 51 winners.

Federer was bidding to prolong his Wimbledon dominance but Nadal prevented him from winning a sixth consecutive title at The Championships. He dropped the first set against Nishikori, but then dropped just nine total games over the next three sets on his way to a dominant victory.

He missed four match points serving to end the contest in the fourth but outlasted Nadal in a final rally.

"Roger said: 'Well, at Indian Wells, they auctioned off for people to have dinner with Rod and myself and we haven't been able to arrange it so we're talking about a date to try to get together with this person who bought it at auction'".

But which one will come out on top - Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic? After this Federer regrouoed and won two consecutive sets 6-3 and 6-4 to win the dream semi-final.

Their first meeting on a Wimbledon court since 2008 did not disappoint.

Given their past epic battles at Wimbledon, Federer appeared to be on his way to defeating Nadal relatively easy in the four-set match, as Nadal appeared to lose control of his powerful serve later in the match.

A fifth match point arrived and this time Nadal swung a backhand over the baseline and Federer pumped his arms above his head to celebrate, with David Beckham echoing most people's thoughts as he mouthed "unbelievable" in the Royal Box.

"What I remember the most about the 2008 final is how could they play in darkness!"

Bautista Agut had no answers but can be pleased with his efforts in what is turning out to be the best year of his career, having never previously reached even a quarter-final at a Grand Slam.

Noel beat Diane Parry of France 6-2, 6-1, and Snigur defeated American Emma Navarro 6-3, 6-0.

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"If I think of Novak, one thing that jumps out at me, is his jump back and to the left", Federer added.

After waiting 11 years to get another shot against Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, Roger Federer was so, so close to the finish line.

After a flat forehand return victor off a 107 miles per hour serve on the very first point, Bautista Agut certainly did lose his way for a bit.

With the victory, Djokovic has reached his 25th Grand Slam final. The Swiss won the third set 6-3, with a victor count of 15 and only two unforced errors. His only loss was against Andy Murray in 2013. Djokovic is also the defending champion at Wimbledon.

The top-ranked Serb won the third set to lead his semifinal against Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.

"Then the climax at the end with the insane last game, some tough rallies there".

Once his volley victor found the net tape and trickled over to cap the third set, the outcome seemed inevitable.

Play was halted for a few minutes at 3-1 after a fan in the crowd needed medical attention. Novak hits flat shots and covers the court differently.

Play was halted with Bautista Agut leading 3-1 in the second set as a member of the crowd received treatment.

Overall, Djokovic also holds a 9-6 edge in the Slams.

The question hanging over all of this is how much his relative lack of popularity bothers Djokovic himself.

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