Wimbledon 2019: What time is Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal semi-final match today?

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will play each other at Wimbledon for the first time since 2008 and both players eased their way into the semi-final.

Federer picked up his 100th win at Wimbledon after beating Kei Nishikori 4-6 6-1 6-4 6-4, becoming the first player to win a centenary of singles matches in a single Grand Slam.

Nadal, meanwhile, continued his strong form this summer and beat Sam Querrey 7-5 6-2 6-2 to advance to just his second Wimbledon semi-final since 2012.

The trophy-laden pair have won 10 Wimbledon titles between them and the winner is likely to play in the final against number-one seed Novak Djokovic, who faces Roberto Bautista in the semi-final.

The men’s semi-finals take place on Friday 12 July with the final being played on Sunday.

The pair will almost certainly play on Centre Court, with Federer emerging as one of Wimbledon’s biggest attractions.

There is a good chance that tournament organisers will put them on in the second slot of the day after Djokovic’s match against Bautista.

This means that the game will likely start somewhere between 15:00pm and 16:00pm, providing Djokovic’s 13:00pm start runs for the usual time.

“He’s improved so much over the years on grass,” Federer said of facing Nadal. ”He’s serving way different, now he’s so much faster to finish points. It’s impressive to see how healthy he’s stayed.

“A lot of people were saying he was over in ‘08, like me and ‘09, so it’s nice to see him still playing so well.”

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2019-07-12T15:32:22.800Z

Federer and Nadal have arrived to huge cheers on Centre Court!!!

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2019-07-12T15:22:39.963Z

To whet your appetite…

2019-07-12T15:07:02.830Z

Nadal and Federer are expected at around 4:30pm.

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2019-07-12T15:06:07.180Z

Novak Djokovic, speaking to the BBC:

“To be in another final is a dream come true. I will definitely enjoy this experience.”

“Roberto wasn’t overwhelmed, he played really well. He placed his serves nicely and opened up the points. I got a bit tight, and the first 4/5 games of the third set were very tight. That’s where the match could have turned, and luckily it went my way

“Of course I will watch it! I’m a fan of that match-up, Federer-Nadal is one of the most epic rivalries of all time!”

2019-07-12T15:03:25.140Z

And next? Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer. 

I wonder who Djokovic would rather play, in what will be his 25th Grand Slam final. 

2019-07-12T15:00:17.613Z

GAME, SET, MATCH NOVAK DJOKOVIC! Djokovic 6-2 4-6 6-3 6-2 Bautista Agut 

Bautista Agut nets a return and Novak Djokovic is into the Wimbledon final!

After 2 hours and 48 minutes of very good tennis, Djokovic emerges victorious!

No first Grand Slam final for Bautista Agut, but he can be very proud of his performance on Centre Court this afternoon!
 

Djokovic one match away from a Bjorn Borg-equalling 5th Wimbledon title. 

2019-07-12T14:59:52.556Z

*Djokovic 6-2 4-6 6-3 5-2 Bautista Agut (ad Djokovic)

Ace. 5th match point…

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2019-07-12T14:59:01.150Z

*Djokovic 6-2 4-6 6-3 5-2 Bautista Agut (40-40)

No. Djokovic sends a forehands crosscourt wide. 4 match points gone…

2019-07-12T14:58:38.143Z

*Djokovic 6-2 4-6 6-3 5-2 Bautista Agut (ad Djokovic)

Bautista Agut nets a backhand as Djokovic approaches the net. 

This time? 

2019-07-12T14:58:02.060Z

*Djokovic 6-2 4-6 6-3 5-2 Bautista Agut (40-40)

A third match point comes and goes, as Djokovic goes wide with a backhand. 

2019-07-12T14:57:26.393Z

Djokovic 6-2 4-6 6-3 5-2 Bautista Agut (40-40)

TWO MATCH POINTS SAVED!

With a forehand pass called out, and a Bautista Agut challenge showing it clipped the line, we go to deuce!

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2019-07-12T14:55:28.040Z

*Djokovic 6-2 4-6 6-3 5-2 Bautista Agut (40-15)

And with a forehand drive volley, it’s TWO MATCH POINTS…

2019-07-12T14:52:26.633Z

*Djokovic 6-2 4-6 6-3 5-2 Bautista Agut

Two comfortable holds apiece. Djokovic will now serve for a place in Sunday’s Wimbledon final. 

2019-07-12T14:47:06.800Z

*Djokovic 6-2 4-6 6-3 4-1 Bautista Agut

DJOKOVIC BREAKS!

And with a backhand netted, that may well be that.

Djokovic with a double break lead. 

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