Federer Beats Nadal, Advances To Wimbledon Final
It took Roger Federer (pictured, right) 11 years, but he avenged his loss to Rafael Nadal (pictured, left) on Friday afternoon in the Wimbledon semifinals to advance to Sunday's championship match.
This was the first match these two legends were playing against each other since the classic final match from 2008 (Nadal won in five sets), which many people consider the greatest men's tennis match of all time.
It took Federer just over three hours and four sets to eliminate the Spanish great. The score was 7-6(3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. And the two greats had the Centre Court crowd spellbound from the first ball served until Roger converted on his fifth match point.
With the victory, Federer will face defending champion Novak Djokovic in Sunday's title tilt. The Djoker (as he is called by some) knocked off Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in four sets in the other men's semifinal.