Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal set to square off in Wimbledon semifinals

After 11 years Federer and Nadal renew Wimbledon rivalry

Djokovic overcame Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 earlier on Friday to reach his sixth Wimbledon final. He won the second set 6-1, the most lopsided set the two have ever played at Wimbledon.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have won 10 of the last 16 Wimbledon titles, and one will again punch their ticket to the finals when they meet on Friday morning.

Bautista Agut snatched a break in the third game and served superbly to back it up, dropping only four points in five successful service games to level the match.

Federer saved that and then threw everything in his arsenal at Nadal on a third match point only for the indefatigable Spaniard to win a sensational baseline rally.

Roger is through to his 12th Wimbledon final (no other player reached more than seven), 16 years after the first one in 2003 when he claimed the first Grand Slam title, delivering his old magic to grab the fourth triumph over Rafa at Majors.

Federer missed two chances to go a double-break up, but that did not matter, as in the ninth game he served out to love to move within a set of the final.

The 37-year-old continued to prove that age is just a number as he took a 3-1 lead early in the fourth set, closing in on a record 12th Wimbledon final.

He said his performance against Nadal in a match that "lived up to the hype" gave him confidence for the final.

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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. "It's grass-court tennis and I'm going to come out there and play attacking tennis.' And if he can defend that, that's too good".

Djokovic and Nadal hold arguably the greatest rivalry, having met 54 times (with the former leading 28-26) including some of the most gruelling and intense finals in history - namely the 2012 Australian Open final.

As entertaining as that match was - including a 45-stroke point won by Djokovic - it was merely a tasty appetizer ahead of the day's delectable main course. Despite the lack of younger players progressing at this year's Championships, with Zverev, Tsitsipas and Thiem all losing in the first round, there is no doubt ticket holders will be relishing the chance to see two legends of the sport such as Nadal and Federer taking to court in the semi final.

"I thought the biggest points in the match went my way", the eight-time Wimbledon champion said after the match. Djokovic said. "Sometimes I show my emotions, sometimes I don't".

"Rafa played some unbelievable shots to stay in the match". "Is something that is going to be hard to see it again".

The second was a different story as Bautista Agut dialled back a little and found that he was able to out-duel the master.

First semifinal: No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic vs.

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