Roger Federer tops Rafael Nadal to make Wimbledon final

Roger Federer tops Rafael Nadal to make Wimbledon final

"Last year I had chances here (he lost in five sets to Djokovic in the semi-final), I had another one, and I was not able to convert to win it one more time here". The Swiss great finished with 14 aces this time and landed 69% of his first serves.

But just because Nadal, 33, is four years younger than Federer and in better current form doesn't mean he'll get the best of the Swiss maestro.

That knocked the belief out of Bautista Agut and Djokovic broke for 2-1, again for 4-1 and though the Spaniard saved four match points, the world No 1 finished things off to book his place in another final.

Now, Calvert has dialed in on Federer vs. Nadal and locked in multiple best bets.

Roger Federer says the "stars are aligned" after beating rival Rafael Nadal to reach the Wimbledon final.

In a press conference after the match, Federer admitted he was "exhausted".

A SPIRITED early effort from Sam Querrey in which he had his chances in set one against Rafa Nadal wasn't enough in Wednesday's quarter finals, with Querrey desperately needing to take the opener. Moments later, he was ending a 45-stroke baseline exchange - the longest on record at Wimbledon, where such stats date to 2006 - with a backhand victor to save a break point. Federer will be chasing his 21st major in Sunday's final, while Djokovic will be after No. 16. Agut in his first slam semi-final and that too at Center Court will definitely feel some of the jitters.

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Lying in wait is Djokovic, who beat Federer in the final here in 2014 and in 2015.

The defending champion came through a tough match against Roberto Bautista Agut on Centre Court 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

For his career, RBA is 0-9 against Federer and 0-3 against his compatriot Nadal, but he has beaten Djokovic both times that they have played in 2019, as a +388 underdog in Miami (hard court), and as a +398 underdog in Doha (hard court).

The Centre Court crowd realised they had a real match on their hands and they were treated to a superb third set.

However, Bautista Agut, who had already defeated the Serb twice this year, eventually settled and broke for 2-1 in the second set. But Nadal has been even more dominant, taking four of his five matches in straight sets.

Nadal still holds a 24-16 career edge head-to-head, including 10-4 at the Slams. His only loss was against Andy Murray in 2013.

In Wednesday's quarterfinals, Calvert told readers to bet Federer at +230 (risk $100 to win $230) to defeat Kei Nishikori three sets to one - and that's exactly what happened.

Once his volley victor found the net tape and trickled over to cap the third set, the outcome seemed inevitable.

Djokovic swept through the first set with breaks in the second and eighth games.

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