Novak Djokovic advances to Wimbledon final after beating Bautista Agut

Little details will make difference in Roger Federer Nadal match- Roig

The most recent of his eight trophies was won in 2017. Even against his biggest rival: Rafael Nadal.

After a 7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 win, Federer will try for his ninth Wimbledon title on Sunday against Novak Djokovic.

BBC pundit Tim Henman says Rafael Nadal did his best to make Roger Federer earn the win. Another was that Federer was able to withstand Nadal's serve, which has improved a ton over the years. "I was not able to open the court as the other days".

"He puts pressure on the opponent all the time because he has the ability to take the ball earlier than anybody else. That's probably the most hard thing to make happen, and he is able to do it so well".

The buzz around 'Fedal XL' (40) was incredible.

Athleticism has been on full display here at Wimbledon on Friday - and not just by the players. Djokovic is ready saying, "I've played with Roger in some epic finals here a couple years in a row, so I know what to expect". Matteo Berrettini and Kei Nishikori both fell to Federer this tournament, losing in the round of 16 and quarter-final respectively.

Djokovic beat Federer again in the last four at the Australian Open en route to another title, but the two have not met at a grand slam since.

Just a month out from his 38th birthday, athletes aren't supposed to be as sharp as Federer still is, and that in itself a testament to Nadal's greatness. For a second it looked as if his half-volley return, picked up on the run as he moved into the service box, might slide past the Spaniard, who was also advancing on the net. Federer fought back from 0-1 and 2-3 down and then pulled ahead with two forehand winners.

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The server was the dominant figure in the opening set as Federer lost just three points in four service while Nadal dropped just two in his three service games.

Roger Federer was also asked about how he would train and go into the match against Novak Djokovic. Federer has served 63% of their total ace count. The match resumed minutes later. Staying well inside the baseline, the Swiss breathed fire off both flanks.

"We all know how good he is anywhere, but especially here".

"This has been a remarkable tournament for me and to be in another final is a dream come true", the top seed said. The exchange market is still illiquid at the time of writing, but early Sportsbook odds of 1/4 are a little on the short side, and whilst it is likely that Federer will serve the most aces, it's a no bet market until those odds lengthen.

In terms of anticipation, the Djokovic-Batista Agut semifinal felt like an undercard compared to the Federer-Nadal clash in store. It was a monumental shift. But the Swiss had refused to crack in that game or physically fade from the match. Between them, they will have won the last 11 majors, 15 of the last 17 and 54 of the last 65. Djokovic broke to lead 2-1 in the fourth, and again for 4-1, then needed a handful of match points to seal the victory. But Djokovic was relentless and tightened his grip, breaking twice for a 4-1 lead, and eventually claimed victory on a fifth match point. He challenged a Nadal serve, that had caught the line, without realising that he had hit a ideal return. The two have faced each other 47 times.

¯ Tension rises in the crowd as Nadal rallies in the face of a match point - the two titans battle on a rally of attrition for what McEnroe can only describe as "a staggering point" that ends with an all-to-typical Nadal forehand. The Spaniard, seeded third, saved the first by finishing off a scrappy rally with a forehand victor. The fourth was saved with a cross-court backhand. Nadal won that one 9-7 in a fifth set that ended after 9 p.m., as any trace of daylight disappeared, in what some consider the greatest tennis match in the sport's lengthy annals.

"I'm exhausted, it was tough at the end". I don't mean he is a defensive player, but that is in his bag.

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