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MADE! Federer beats Nadal in four sets and takes the title against Djokovic on Sunday

The tennis thriller of the year shortened to ten minutes

Roger Federer defeats Rafael Nadal in an epic crime thriller. Here are the highlights of this highlight.


Roger Federer is in the final of the Grand Slam tournament in Wimbledon for the 12th time after a 7: 6 (7: 3), 1: 6, 6: 3, 6: 4 win against his arch rival Rafael Nadal. On Sunday he will meet world number one and defending champion Novak Djokovic at 3 p.m. Swiss time.

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Roger Federer after the game

The match report

For the first time in eleven years, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal faced each other at Wimbledon. The Swiss prevailed in a rousing semi-final and faced the defending champion on Sunday.

The 37-year-old wins in London in the semi-finals against his four-year-old Spanish rivals 7: 6 (7: 3), 1: 6, 6: 3, 6: 4. He converted the fifth match point.

In a rousing atmosphere, the Basel bidder achieved his 16th victory in the 40th duel with the Spaniard. For the twelfth time he moves into the final of Wimbledon. With the victory in the first reunion of the two tennis stars at the lawn tournament in London for eleven years, Federer is also reciprocating the semi-finals at the French Open in Paris.

On Sunday, the record Grand Slam winner will meet the Serbian defending champion Novak Djokovic, who defeated the Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in four sets 6: 2, 4: 6, 6: 3, 6: 2. With another title win at Wimbledon, Federer would draw level with Martina Navratilova, she has been the only one to have triumphed nine times at the traditional tennis tournament. He improved his impressive Wimbledon record to 101:12 wins.

The tension came to a head for the first time in the tie-break of the first set, which Federer clearly secured after an initial back and forth. His wife Mirka cheered in the stands, and Federer's former trainer Stefan Edberg was among the 15,000 spectators on the Center Court, which was filled to the last seat.

In the second sentence, Nadal made a clear statement despite the “Come on Roger cheers”. When Federer hit a forehand with the frame, part of the audience groaned. The Spanish world number two cleared the second break and the second set. Again and again the spectators got up enthusiastically from their seats, even when Federer took a decisive lead with the 3: 1 after thrilling rallies in the third round. In his last service game, however, Federer trembled again.

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