Rafael Nadal meets Roger Federer in the semi-final of the Wimbledon Men’s event on Friday in a match which promises to be a classic encounter between two absolute legends of the game.
The pair have won 10 Wimbledon titles between them (eight titles for Federer; two for Nadal), but this will be their first meeting at Wimbledon since the 2008 final. Back then Rafa Nadal won 9-7 in the fifth set in a rain-affected final that spanned totalled almost seven hours.
Route to the Wimbledon Semis
Roger Federer beat Japan’s Kei Nishikori 4-6 6-1 6-4 6-4 in his quarter-final to register his 100th match win at the All England Club (making him the first player in history to win 100 men’s singles matches at a single Grand Slam event).
Rafael Nadal beat Sam Querrey of the USA 7-5 6-2 6-2 in the last eight and goes into his match against Federer with the advantage in the head-to-head at 24-15.
Rafael Nadal Vs Roger Federer Betting Lines & Pick
This is a very tough match for predictions, with age on Nadal’s side, but the fact the match is on grass is a definite advantage to the Swiss superstar historically.
This has all the makings of an epic Wimbledon contest, so perhaps the best betting option is to look at the ‘Total Sets’ market, where a 5 Set thriller is available at +250 (3.50) with bet365. In a match in which both players will unquestionably fight for every available point, that’s the tip to back.