Roger Federer Beats Rafael Nadal to Reach 12th Wimbledon Final, Swiss Great to Face Novak Djokovic For Record 9th Wimbledon Trophy
Roger Federer celebrates his victory over Rafael Nadal in Wimbledon 2019 (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal in the semi-final of Wimbledon 2019 in four sets to claim his first ever victory over the Spaniard in a Grand Slam semi-final. The win will go down as one of the most memorable matches in the Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal (Fedal) rivalry but even more so for the Swiss great. Federer won the match 7-6(7-3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. He will now face defending champion and World No 1 Novak Djokovic in the final of Wimbledon 2019. Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal, Wimbledon 2019 Semi-Final Live Tennis Score Updates: Roger Federer Beats Rafael Nadal 7-6(7-3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in Semi-Final, to Face Novak Djokovic in the Final.

This was the 40th meeting between the great rivals and the fourth time that the great rivals were up against each other at Wimbledon. With this victory, Federer leads Nadal at Wimbledon 3-1.

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Federer won the first set which was tightly contested and the set had to be taken to a tie-break. The Swiss maestro held his nerves to win the tie-break 7-3 and took away the first set 7-6 (7-3). Novak Djokovic Beats Roberto Bautista Agut in Wimbledon 2019 Semi-Final, Reaches 25th Grand Slam Final.

However, the second set saw Nadal make an emphatic comeback as he beat Federer 1-6 to even the match at 1-1.  But Federer unleashed his best as he took away the third set swiftly to win 6-3. It was clear that Federer wanted the match to end in the fourth set itself.

The fourth set saw Federer break Nadal early, something that the Spaniard could never recover from. However, Nadal showed why he is the best competitor in the sport as he fought till his last to save several match points. But it was meant to be Federer's day as the Swiss hit a formidable forehand to reach his 12th Wimbledon final. He will face Djokovic, who had beaten Federer in the 2014 and 2015 final of Wimbledon.