How to watch Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal in Wimbledon semifinals

Ruben Hill
July 12, 2019

"Well, we have a lot of information on Rafa, and so does he about us", Federer said.

Legendary rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will meet for the 40th time on Friday when they go head-to-head in the Wimbledon semifinals.

Let's take a look at the betting history behind Nadal and Federer's 13 Grand Slam matches dating all the way back to their first showdown in 2005...

"I got a bit tight, it was a close opening four/five games of the third set, it could have gone both ways but I'm glad it went my way".

Nine different players have won the last 10 Grand Slam tournaments, and this year's theme seems to be upsets - most of Wimbledon's usual suspects are already eliminated. Federer is looking for a record-extending ninth Wimbledon title, while Nadal is chasing his third.

It has only been one month since tennis legends Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal played each other, when Nadal defeated Federer on clay in straight sets in the 2019 French Open semifinal on the way to a 12th title there.

No. 2 Federer ranks first among men with 20 career Grand Slam titles.

Over the past five years Federer has actually had his way with Nadal off the dirt.

Incredibly, Bautista-Agut's numbers this tournament have been even better than Djokovic, and some readers are probably wondering why I'm not thinking of recommending Bautista-Agut on the game handicap here. However, the match will only start after the end of the semifinal match between Novak Djokovic and Robert Bautista Agut.

Roger Federer of Switzerland congratulates Rafael Nadal of Spain in winning match point and the Championship during the men's singles Final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 6, 2008 in London, England. "Here every match and opponent is hard", he concluded.

"He has won twice against me so far this year". 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. Roberto Bautista-Agut, meanwhile, is a 40/1 outsider.

For me, this is partially about how RBA handles the occasion, and if he does that successfully (where the likes of Berrettini didn't) he's got a set in him and the 3-1 to Djokovic appeals at 3.75.

You can watch the live match with a TV on BBC1, BBC2 and BBC Red Button, which has been extended for the tournament.

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.

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Djokovic has been in fine form, losing only set thus far, to Polish 22 year old Herbert Hurkacz, who provided a stern challenge.

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