Wimbledon Day 12 Men's Tips: Roger v Rafa the semi-final highlight

After 11 years Federer and Nadal renew Wimbledon rivalry

The latest rendition in this great rivalry is scheduled for 10 a.m. ET on Friday, July 12 on the All England Club's Centre Court.

He will play either Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal on Sunday.

However, based on service/return points won on grass during the same time period, and that same data across Wimbledon this year, Federer does have an advantage that should suggest the market pricing should be reversed, and, if I was forced to have a bet today, it would be Federer as an underdog here. Djokovic went on to win the third set after winning a 45-shot rally against the Spaniard.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic defeated Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in the first of the Wimbledon's semi-final match on Friday.

Partly cloudy. High of 79 degrees Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius).

World number one Novak Djokovic is in yet another Wimbledon semi-final, as he eyes his 16 Grand Slam title.

Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer the last time they met at Wimbledon, in 2008, in what is considered to be one of the greatest matches ever played. "He's not just a clay-court specialist, we know".

Despite the lapse in time, not much has changed among the top of men's tennis.

"I'm excited to play him again".

Novak Djokovic will contest his sixth Wimbledon final after coming through a stern examination from Roberto Bautista Agut.

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He hits his forehand with an unusual old-school "eastern grip" that makes the ball shoot flat and low, especially on grass, and Djokovic looked rushed and frustrated as his opponent mounted a fightback in the second and third sets.

Nadal has never had a better grasscourt game than this year's strategy.

"It is still exceedingly hard to call Federer the favorite in this match", he wrote.

Let's take a look at the betting history behind Nadal and Federer's 13 Grand Slam matches dating all the way back to their first showdown in 2005...

As Federer points out, Nadal's remodelled serve has paid dividends for the Majorcan, who has won 83% of first serve points at the All England Club.

Over a decade later, the sport's two most successful players now have 38 Grand Slam titles between them and more than $100 million in prize money each.

For me, this is partially about how RBA handles the occasion, and if he does that successfully (where the likes of Berrettini didn't) he's got a set in him and the 3-1 to Djokovic appeals at 3.75. It was a joy to play against Rafa at Roland Garros [where Nadal won their semi-final in straight sets on his favored clay].

Bautista Agut thought little of his chances of making it this far at Wimbledon, arranging his stag do for this week.

Let's hope we get the match that the tournament has been waiting for on the men's side and that it isn't blighted by gale force winds as their French Open clash was.

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