The 20-time Grand Slam singles champion capitalized throughout the match on his serve against Nadal, finishing with 14 aces and landed 69% of his first serves. The Swiss great finished with 14 aces this time and landed 69% of his first serves.
Hopefully the 40 career clash between Federer and Nadal can be the encounter to do just that.
It served as a wake-up call for Djokovic, who tightened up his game in set 3 as the match became a battle of wills between two players hell-bent on a place in the finals. Nadal saved two more break points at 4-1 but Federer held serve the rest of the way, clinching the set when the Spaniard netted a forehand.
When it comes to the tournament as a whole, Novak Djokovic is 7/10 to defend his title, followed by Nadal at 16/5 and Federer at 4/1. Federer is looking for a record-extending ninth Wimbledon title, while Nadal is chasing his third.
Federer has left two sets behind so far in the tournament, the second of which came against Nishikori on Wednesday, but has been no less impressive than his rival.
The Spaniard won 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-7 (8/10), 9-7 as the clock ticked past 9pm and with the famous stadium in near-darkness. Nadal leads 10-3 in those face-offs. And it's the fourth time they'll play at Centre Court; Federer leads 2-1.
The eighth-seeded Mochizuki will play Carlos Gimeno Valero of Spain, who beat Harold Mayot of France 7-6 (5), 6-4. Agut in his first slam semi-final and that too at Center Court will definitely feel some of the jitters.
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Max Verstappen won in Austria while Gasly was lapped by his teammate despite getting ahead of him at the start of the race. Norris has been instrumental in taking McLaren into fourth in the constructors' championship and has shown huge promise.
In the junior girls' final, Alexa Noel of the United States will face Daria Snigur of Ukraine.
Seeded 23rd, Bautista Agut was as surprised by his march to Wimbledon's semifinal as anyone, having scheduled his bachelor party in Ibiza for the tournament's final weekend.
"We have a lot of information on Rafa and so does he on us", Federer said after his quarterfinal.
In the U.S., the match is scheduled to start around 11 a.m. ET (after Djokovic vs Bautista Agut) and will be televised on ESPN.
It was nip and tuck stuff now but the Serbian won two net exchanges to earn a break point and a third to take it, roaring his celebration to a less than responsive crowd.
"I had to dig deep, Roberto was playing his first semi-final at a Grand Slam and he was not really overwhelmed".
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Le chanteur et producteur afro américain, arrêté jeudi à Chicago , est également accusé de "détournement de mineures". Après quoi, il avait finalement plaidé non-coupable avant d'être libéré sous caution .
Nadal owns a 24-15 record against his friendly rival, but Federer has bested him in two of their three matches at Wimbledon, which account for all their grass-court affairs.
After a flat forehand return victor off a 107 miles per hour serve on the very first point, Bautista Agut certainly did lose his way for a bit.
However, Bautista Agut's resolve was broken two games later, with Djokovic going on to break one more time to seal victory after nearly three hours on court, but only after converting his fifth match point after a length eighth game. He double-faulted on his first set point but converted the second with a volley victor that clipped the net cord.
Djokovic won the first set 6-2.
The latest installment in the Roger vs. Rafa rivalry at Wimbledon is coming to Centre Court.
"The men's competition has been a slow burner, to put it politely, but Nadal's semi-final against Federer will ensure it catches fire on Friday".
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