Tennis legend, Roger Federer, has made it to the Wimbledon finals for the 12th time. He faced his long-time on-court rival, Rafael Nadal, on Friday. And clearly, defeated him. In fact, Federer went on to term it as “one of his favourite ever matches.”
Federer has won 8 Wimbledon titles, this might just be his 9th
The 37-year-old defeated Rafael Nadal by 7-6 (7/3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the world-renowned rivalry’s 40th face-off. Now that Federer is in the finals, he would be facing the World No. 1, Novak Djokovic.
Moreover, Djokovic made it to the Wimbledon finals as he defeated Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut by 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Roger Federer was all praises for his rival, Rafael Nadal. In fact, he went on to say that, “It’s always very, very cool to play against Rafa here. It’s definitely going to go down as one of my favourite matches to look back at because it’s Rafa, it’s at Wimbledon.” Well, the praises went both ways as Nadal took to Twitter to bid adieu.
For his upcoming match on Sunday, Roger Federer quoted, “Novak is the defending champion and he has shown that this week. He has been really solid. I will try and push him to the brink but it will be difficult as it’s not for nothing that he is number one.”
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