Eight-time Wimbledon champion, Roger Federer steamrolled over his long-time rival, Rafael Nadal 7-6, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the semifinals of Wimbledon Championships 2019. He will be meeting, Novak Djokovic in the championship match and the Swiss ace eyes for his 21st major title.
The ‘Big Three’ of tennis made it to the semifinals at French Open 2019 and at Wimbledon Championships 2019 they were together in the semifinals after 12 years. The past 10 Slams have been whirling within the ‘Big Three’ and also the 11th major title will be in the dominating trio’s enclosure.
“We are not done yet, things continue. There has been another episode this afternoon,” Rafael Nadal summed up the supremacy of the top three tennis players of the world.
World Number two, Rafael Nadal was a warrior throughout the match today, and he kept grueling until the last point of the match. Federer outdid Nadal in the long rallies and the Swiss World Number three could precisely respond to the ferocious serves from Rafa.
“I started playing better at the end of the match, but it was too late. My backhand not as good as previous rounds so didn’t have freedom moving to forehand,” Rafael Nadal said after his loss at Wimbledon.
“I had my chances, he played a bit better than me. I probably didn’t play as well as I did in the previous round, he deserved it. His return was better than mine, and when I don’t return well he has the advantage, you feel more pressure. Roger is able to make the most difficult things easy,” Rafa added.
The Spaniard gave his best today against his revered adversary, he was sublime during the entire tournament and his services games, forehand, and backhand shots destroyed the other ATP men on tour.
“I created another opportunity to be in another final of a Grand Slam. Just accept that it was not my day. I played a great event. I take this in a positive way. The same time, today is sad because for me I know chances are not forever,” Rafael Nadal added.
This year at Wimbledon, Rafa has slammed nearly 9.7 aces per match and last year at Wimbledon the Spanish warrior had slammed about 5.5 aces per match.