Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal Betting Tips and Predictions, as the greatest rivalry in tennis writes its 40th chapter in the 2019 Wimbledon semi-finals.
Roger Federer is into his 13th Wimbledon semi-final, and the Swiss ace has been improving round-on-round. The eight-time champion actually dropped his first set at this year’s Championships, but he managed to fight back to beat Lloyd Harris in four-sets. Federer then recorded back-to-back straight-set victories over Jay Clarke and Lucas Pouille, before producing his best performance of the tournament this far to beat an inform Matteo Berrettini, losing just five games in the match. The twenty-time grand slam champion was then given a slight scare in the quarter-finals, as he dropped the opening set to Kei Nishikori. Nevertheless, Federer regrouped and he ultimately ran out the comfortable four-sets victor to book his spot in this semi-final. Can Roger Federer move to within a win of a record-extending 21st grand slam title?
World number two Rafael Nadal is into a 2nd successive Wimbledon semi-final, and the Spanish great will be looking for a better result this year. Nadal has played arguably the tennis of the tournament so far, and he began with a straight-sets victory over Yuichi Sugita. The two-time Wimbledon champion then won the highly anticipated grudge match against Nick Kyrgios in four-sets, a result which seemed to ignite Nadal at these Championships. Since that win, Nadal has recorded successive straight-set wins over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Joao Sousa and Sam Querrey to reach this semi-final. The eighteen-time grand slam champion is the form man in the tournament right now, and he’s coming into this match on a 17-match winning streak, after winning titles at the Rome Masters and French Open in his last two outings. Rafael Nadal won his 12th French Open last time out, and he’ll now be looking to move to within a win of a 3rd Wimbledon title.
Who will come out on top in the 40th chapter of this historic rivalry?
While Rafael Nadal does dominate the majority of the head-to-head stats between these two, Roger Federer has won five of their last six matches, and Nadal has not beaten Federer off of clay in over five years. Federer also edges Nadal 2-1 on grass, with all three of those meetings coming at these Championships. In two of their three previous meetings here, the match went to five-sets, while four of their last nine grand slam meetings in general have gone to a deciding set. They both hold terrific records in semi-finals at these Championships, although Nadal did lose his most recent last season.
These two have contested three previous matches at these Championships, and all three have featured at least 41 games. Their two matches that went the distance at these Championships both featured well over 50 games. In addition, 6 of their 13 grand slam matches have featured over 41 games, including 6 of their last 10. Rafael Nadal’s semi-final here last season also featured over 41 games, while Federer has also played an epic semi-final here in recent years. These two have been playing at a similar level at these Championships this year, and there’s very little between the two of them right now.