Both players are in great form. The Swiss reached the final 4 after dropping 2 sets in total against Harris Lloyd and Kei Nishikori. However, the world no.3 managed to win both matches without much struggling after blinking in the opening set. This is how Roger eliminated his competitors at the SW19: Lloyd Harris 3-6 6-1 6-2 6-2, Jay Clarke 6-1 7-63 6-2, Lucas Pouille 7-5 6-2 7-64 , Matteo Berrettini 6-1 6-2 6-2 and Kei Nishikori 4-6 6-1 6-4 6-4.
Rafa is also in fantastic form. His toughest match was the 2nd round against an inspired Nick Kyrgios, but besides that, he was in cruise control for the entire event to beat Yuichi Sugita 6-3 6-1 6-3, Nick Kyrgios 6-3 3-6 7-65 7-63, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2 6-3 6-2, Joao Sousa 6-2 6-2 6-2 and Sam Querrey 7-5 6-2 6-2.
Roger Federer about playing Nadal
Recently, the Swiss sensation stressed how exceptional has been Nadal in keeping his fitness even after all the injuries that he had to face to comment:
“It’s impressive to see how sort of healthy he’s stayed. We’re still here. So it’s nice to play each other again.”
Rafael Nadal about facing Federer
The King of Clay is looking forward to clashing with the Swiss to say:
“Excited about this match, excited about this opportunity to be again in the semifinals, against him. Always I say the same. Of course, the opportunities to play against each other every time are less, but we’re still here. We are going to have another chance.”
Live Rankings Federer vs. Nadal
Roger has the opportunity to overtake Nadal as the new world no.2 if he wins this tournament. In fact, Rafa has 7,954 points in the live rankings while Roger has 6,980 points. If Federer wins the Championships, he will have 8,260 points while Rafa will stay at 7,945.
Head to head Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal
The head to head is 24-15 for the Spaniard that defeated Federer in the recent semifinal at the French Open after the Swiss defeated him in 6 consecutive matches. Federer leads Nadal 2-1 on grass.
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Head 2 Head
|Federer and Nadal in Wimbledon back in 2008
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