Roger Federer avenged his 2008 finals defeat against Rafael Nadal as he beats the Spaniard in the semifinals to set up a clash with Novak Djokovic for the title of the Wimbledon Championships 2019.

In the post-match press conference, Roger Federer praised Novak Djokovic as he suggested that the Serb is “not No.1 by chance.” The Swiss, however, feels that he can defeat Djokovic to grab his record 9th Wimbledon Championships title and 21st overall grand slam title.

Roger Federer

Roger Federer was impressed by the 32-year-old’s performance at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, this year as he went on to win against Roberto Bautista Agut, who according to him played a phenomenal tournament.

He said in the post-match press conference, “Novak played great against Bautista Agut, who I thought played a phenomenal tournament. And Novak was supreme again.”

Roger Federer

The 20-time grand slam champion further praised Djokovic and said, “He’s the defending champion and he showed why this week. He has been rock solid from the start to finish so far.”

The 37-year-old feels that he can give a tough time to the Serbian, however, it will be a huge task to defeat the World no. 1 in the finals. “I hope I can push him to the brink and hopefully beat him but it’s going to be very difficult, as we know. He’s not No. 1 by chance. He’s been so good for the last year. I’m very excited to say the least,” Federer said.

Roger Federer

Roger Federer was certainly exhausted after the match as Nadal played some unbelievable shots to stay in the match. The Swiss thought that the match was played at a really high level. Federer was amazed by the crowd.

He also expressed his happiness to play against Nadal as he suggested that battles with the Spaniard are always special. Roger Federer was certainly serving very well as he thought the biggest points went his way, the tight ones in the long rallies.

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer
 Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

With Nadal playing with such velocities and spins Federer suggested that he was not sure what will happen when he makes the contact. However, the Swiss Maestro enjoyed the high-voltage match against Rafael Nadal.