Federer feels 'strange' being in Wimbledon final, 16 years after first

Federer feels 'strange' being in Wimbledon final, 16 years after first

Read Liz Clarke's in-depth look at the Big Three's path to the semifinals - No. 1 seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic takes on No. 23 seed Roberto Bautista Agut in the first match of the day - for a more detailed look at the histories of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic at Wimbledon and how they moved through the draw this year.

But the 31-year-old Bautista Agut held his nerve to eventually level the semi-final at 6-4 off a fortuitous net cord.

World no. 3, Roger Federer warns arch-rival, Rafael Nadal, ahead of their semifinal clash at the Wimbledon Championships 2019.

The Spaniard failed to convert two more break points at 3-1 but served out the set when his forehand clipped the net cord and landed in.

We saw Goffin collapse horribly from *4-3, 30-0 in set one of his quarter final clash with Djokovic to winning just two further games in the entire match and it's asking an terrible lot for RBA to come out in a maiden Slam semi and play his best against the world number one.

The celebs got to see Novak Djokovic defeat Roberto Bautista Agut, and they're now watching Roger Federer take on Rafael Nadal.

Federer will seek his ninth Wimbledon title (and 21st Grand Slam title) in Sunday's final against top-seeded Novak Djokovic.

The battle continued in the third set, and it was Federer who broke first in the fourth game before then saving three break points the game after.

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Against expectations, Federer brushed off the disappointment of that 6-1 set and wrestled the initiative back, winning the lengthier rallies and baseline exchanges against a player so used to grinding his opponents down.

"Yeah, it's definitely a bit unusual, a bit odd", said Federer who will be the third oldest man to play in a Slam final on Sunday.

The ice-cool Swiss fended off that danger and unloaded everything in his arsenal at Nadal in two more break points, only to see victory snatched away by two sublime winners off the indefatigable Spaniard's racket.

Friday's semi-final was never likely to match the knife-edge theatrics of the 2008 final although Federer needed five match points to secure victory.

Nadal, who suffered his first loss to Federer in a Grand Slam semi-final after winning on the previous four occasions, said it was a wonderful experience to be part of the great rivalry with fellow 30-somethings Federer and Djokovic. Rafa played some unbelievable shots to the very end. I played a great event.

"It is something that is going to be hard to see it again".

Bautista Agut already beat Djokovic twice earlier this season. "He played really well", Djokovic said.

This will be Federer's 12th time in the Wimbledon finals and Djokovic's sixth. However, the match will only start after the end of the semifinal match between Novak Djokovic and Robert Bautista Agut.