Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer Beats Rafael Nadal To Reach His 12th Final

Updated:13 July 2019 00:25 IST

Wimbledon 2019 Semi Final Highlights: Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic vs Roberto Bautista Agut Tennis Score; Semifinal Final Match: Roger Federer will play Novak Djokovic after he reached his 12th Wimbledon final on Friday.

Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer Beats Rafael Nadal To Reach His 12th Final
Roger Federer will play Novak Djokovic after he reached his 12th Wimbledon final on Friday. © Twitter

Roger Federer will play Novak Djokovic after he reached his 12th Wimbledon final on Friday beating great Spanish rival Rafael Nadal 7-6 (7/3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. The 37-year-old eight-time champion -- the third oldest Grand Slam finalist in the modern era -- will be appearing in his 31st final at the majors. It is the first time the Swiss legend has beaten Nadal in a Grand Slam semi-final having lost all four of their previous encounters, most recently at this year's French Open. Earlier, defending champion Novak Djokovic beat Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to reach his consecutive Wimbledon finals. Wold No. 1 Djokovic won the first set quite easily but Spain's Bautista Agut came back strongly to win the second set. From there on it was all Djokovic as he clinched next two sets with ease.

Highlights Between Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic vs Roberto Bautista Agut, Wimbledon 2019 Semi-Final in London.

  • 00:17 (IST)Jul 13, 2019

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  • 00:15 (IST)Jul 13, 2019

    Federer moves to the final!

    Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal 7-6(3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the semi final. He will now face Novak Djokovic in the final on July 14.
  • 00:09 (IST)Jul 13, 2019

    Federer misses the golden chance!

    Roger Federer misses the golden chance to get close to victory as he sends the overhead ball way outside the wide line. Nadal now gets the break point. If he can convert this we will be heading to the fifth set.
  • 00:06 (IST)Jul 13, 2019

    Federer serving for the match!

    Roger Federer challenges the chair umpire's decision and guess what replay shows that the ball landed just on the line. With that Federer goes 15-0 up in the game. 
  • 00:04 (IST)Jul 13, 2019

    Nadal saves two match points!

    Rafael Nadal saves the match point by a fiery ace and moves to game point with another ace. Federer places his backhand return to perfection to once again make it 40-40. Unforced error from Nadal gives Federer his second match point but Nadal saves the second match point as well and in the end wins the game to keep Federer waiting.
  • 23:54 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Excellent stuff from Federer!

    Federer picks up two consecutive points to go 30-0 up in the game. Nadal makes is 15-40 but Federer's fiery serve soon makes it 40-15. Federer is leading the fourth set 5-3.
  • 23:50 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Nadal continues to fight back!

    Nadal is not going down without a fight here. He has reduced the gap to 3-4. Federer to serve next. 
  • 23:47 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Federer restores his lead!

    Federer once again restores his two point lead in the fourth set. He is leading the set 4-2. 
  • 23:44 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Nadal closes in on Federer' lead!

    Nadal refuses to let and shows the true character of a champion. He wins the next game easily to bring down the lead to just one. Federer is still leading the set 3-2.
  • 23:38 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Federer is leading the 4th set 3-1!

    Federer wins two back to back points to go 30-0 up in the game. He makes it 40-0 with an ace. Another ace and he wins the game to extend his lead to 3-1 in the fourth set. 
  • 23:34 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Federer breaks Nadal's serve!

    Federer is now a point away from breaking Nadal's serve. Nadal needs to save two break points. He saves the first one but can he save the second. No he can't. Federer leads the set 2-1.
  • 23:28 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Fourth set begins!

    Nadal wins the first game and Federer makes it 1-1 by winning the next game. Nadal to serve next.
  • 23:17 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Federer ends Nadal's resilience, wins 3rd set 6-3!

    Rafael Nadal eases through the next game to make it 3-5 in the third set. Federer to serve next. He wins three consecutive point and also the fourth to win the third set 6-3. 
  • 23:12 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Federer makes it 5-2!

    Federer marches ahead in the third set and stretches his lead to 5-2. 
  • 23:09 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Nadal takes the game with his fiery serve!

    Federer's gifts Nadal an easy point after his backhand return crashes into the net. Nadal takes the game with his fiery serve and reduces the gap to 2-4.
  • 23:08 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Federer starts well!

    Nadal to serve next. Federer starts the game brightly and wins two consecutive points. Nadal wins the next point to make it 30-15. Nadal now shows his fighting spirit and makes it 40-40. 
  • 23:02 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    What a comeback from Federer!

    Roger Federer saves two break points to make it 40-40. After two deuces, it's advantage Federer now. What a comeback from him in the game.  He is now leading the set to 4-1.
  • 22:54 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Federer breaks Nadal's serve, goes 3-1 up in 3rd set!

    Federer restores his lead in the third set as he wins the third game of the set. He breaks Nadal's serve to double his lead to 3-1 in the third set.
  • 22:44 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Third set begins!

    Roger Federer starts the third set positively and wins the first game quite easily. Nadal responds strongly and takes home the second game to make it 1-all.
  • 22:42 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Nadal clinches the second set 6-1!

    Rafael Nadal completely dominates Roger  Federer in the second set and clinches it by winning six games to Federer's one.
  • 22:39 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Nadal breaks Federer's serve once again!

    Rafael Nadal breaks Federer's serve once again and extends his lead to 5-1. He took some time but has found his rhythm.
  • 22:32 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Nadal retains his serve!

    Rafael Nadal retains his serve after breaking Federer's serve in the previous game and is going strong as he has stretched his lead by three. He is now leading the set 4-1.
  • 22:30 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Nadal breaks Federer's serve!

    Two unforced errors from Federer allow Nadal to take 40-love lead. He has three break points but he needs just one to breaks Federer's serve. This could decide the fate of this set.
  • 22:27 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Now, Nadal saves two break points!

    Rafael Nadal shows his brilliant fighting spirit and saves two break points against Federer who failed to make most of his initial lead and eventually lost the game. It's 2-1 in the second set.
  • 22:19 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Federer wins the game after saving two break points!

    Rafael Nadal gets the opportunity to break Federer's serve but Federer saves two break points and makes it 40-all. He eventually wins the game and makes it 1-all in the second set.
  • 22:08 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Second set begins!

    Solid backhand stroke from Roger Federer earns him his first point in the second set. It's 15-all. Nadal takes early lead in the second set.
  • 22:04 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Federer wins first set tie-break!

    Strong forehand from Roger Federer makes it 4-3 in the tie breaker. Federer has now stretched his tie-breaker lead to 6-3. He wins another point to make it 7-3 in the tie-breaker and with that he has clinched the first set 7-6 (7-3).
  • 21:57 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Nadal wins the first tie-breaker. Federer comes back strongly to win the second tie-breaker point. It's 2-all in the tie breaker.
  • 21:55 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    6-all in first set!

    Rafael Nadal has made it 6-all in the first set. We are heading to the tie breaker now. Both are giving their all in the match.
  • 21:42 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Federer fails to capitalise on his early lead!

    Roger Federer fails to capitalise on his early lead in the game. Rafael Nadal comes back from behind to save a break point and clinch the game. It's 4-4 now.
  • 21:33 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    It's going neck and neck!

    The game is going neck and neck, with both players retaining their serves. Federer is ahead at the moment with scoreboard reading 4-3.
  • 21:30 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    It's 3-3 in first set!

    Rafael Nadal clinches the next game to make it level the score in the first set. Federer has no answers to his accurate serves.
  • 21:20 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Federer goes 2-1 up in 1st set!

    Roger Federer restores his lead in the first set. He is now leading the set 2-1.
  • 21:16 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Excellent comeback from Nadal!

    After losing the first game, Nadal comes back strongly to win his first game. It's 1-all in the first set. 
  • 21:07 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Federer wins 1st game!

    Roger Federer will serve first. Federer starts off with two aces to go 30-15 up. He now makes it 40-15. 
  • 21:01 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Some Trivia!

    Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal  are facing each other in Wimbledon after 11 long years. Federer has never beaten Rafael Nadal in a Grand Slam semi final.
  • 20:56 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Relive memories!

    For the time being enjoy the collection of their best shots at Wimbledon. 
  • 20:52 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Federer-Nadal is up next!

    Up next is the big face-off between two legends of the game Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Stay tuned for the big clash.
  • 20:30 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Djokovic beats Bautista Agut to reach Wimbledon final!

    Novak Djokovic beats Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to reach successive Wimbledon final.  
  • 20:18 (IST)Jul 12, 2019

    Djokovic inches close to another final!

    Novak Djokovic goes 4-1 up in the fourth set and is now just two games away from reaching another Wimbledon final. He won the title last year.
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