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Vintage Federer holds off Nadal to reach Wimbledon final

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 14, 2019 13:30

Vintage Federer holds off Nadal to reach Wimbledon final

A vintage display by Roger Federer took him past Rafael Nadal into the Wimbledon final in an eagerly-anticipated first grasscourt duel between the great rivals for 11 years.The 40th career meeting between the golden duo with 38 Grand Slam titles between them, swung this way and that before Federer seized control to claim a 7-6(3) 1-6 6-3 6-4 victory.World number one and defending champion Novak Djokovic now stands between the 37-year-old Federer, the oldest finalist here since Ken Rosewall in 1974, and a record-equalling ninth Wimbledon title in Sunday’s (July 14) showpiece.After edging a tense first set by taking the last five points of the tiebreak, Federer was overpowered in a 36-minute second set as Nadal, reviving memories of his memorable 2008 final triumph over the Swiss, appeared to have wrestled control.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 14, 2019 13:30

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