2019 Wimbledon Men’s Singles Semifinals Preview

    July 11, 2019 | Sports Tennis Federer Nadal Semifinals Wimbledon 2019

    Cancel any plans you have this Friday and just watch tennis.

    Seriously.

    Only four men are left standing at the 2019 Wimbledon men’s singles bracket, and they are who most people have very much expected to reach the semifinals, with the exception of one surprise package.

    Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will lock horns once again at Wimbledon for the first time since their epic meeting in the Finals of the tournament’s 2008 edition, while Novak Djokovic will look to avoid an upset loss at the hands of Roberto Bautista Agut.

    Nitrogen Sports Blog gives you the lowdown for these two showdowns.
     

    Roberto Bautista Agut vs Novak Djokovic 2019 Wimbledon Men’s Singles Semifinals Preview

     
    Where: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
    When: July 12, 5:00 AM ET
    Betting odds: Roberto Bautista Agut (+770) vs. Novak Djokovic (-1235)

    Bautista Agut is the odd-man out in the semifinals of the men’s singles at the 2019 Wimbledon, but he’s ready to prove that he belongs. In the quarterfinals, Bautista Agut took care of business against Guido Pella, as he came away with a 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory.

    Bautista Agut managed to put 66 percent of his first serves in and won four break points. He’s in the zone in London, having dropped just one set so far in the tournament. Djokovic is the favorite to win the matchup, but it must also be pointed out that Bautista Agut has won their last two meetings, albeit both on hard courts. He beat the Serbian in the fourth round of the Miami Open last March.

    Djokovic, on the other hand, made mincemeat out of David Goffin in the quarterfinals. Not a few gave Goffin a chance to give Djokovic a run for his own money, but the latter merely imposed his will on the court and showed why he’s the defending champion in winning the matchup, 6-4, 6-0, 6-2.

    Djokovic broke Goffin seven times in 10 chances and played with a take-no-prisoners mindset, taking the fight to Goffin, which can very much be said of his 19 net points won in 27 tries. Sure, Djokovic has lost the last two times he squared off with Bautista Agut, but he still dominates their all-time matchup with seven victories, including two in Grand Slam matches.

    Who’s your pick to win this Djokovic vs. Bautista Agut matchup?
     

    Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer 2019 Wimbledon Men’s Singles Semifinals Preview

     
    Where: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
    When: July 12, 10:00 AM ET
    Betting odds: Rafael Nadal (-136) vs. Roger Federer (+116)

    A Federer-Nadal rematch at Wimbledon? What’s better than that?

    And the stars have aligned perfectly to give tennis fans what they truly want: a rematch of two colossal figures in the sport in Nadal and Federer. This iconic matchup will be the center of attention in London on Friday without a doubt.

    The last time they met at Wimbledon was over a decade ago when the Spaniard sent the Swiss reeling in the Finals with a 6-4 6-4 6-7(5) 6-7(8) 9-7. Nadal’s win denied Federer a sixth-straight title at the event.

    Nadal set himself up for the rematch with Federer after beating Sam Querrey in straight sets in the quarterfinal round, 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. Nadal has yet to be put to an acid test outside of his contentious matchup with Nick Kyrgious in the second round, but in Federer, he’ll get exactly that.

    As for Federer, he bounced back from a first set loss in the quarters against Kei Nishikori on his way to a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4.

    Federer is 37 and not as quick as he used to be, but he’s still Federer. Plus, it seems that he’s playing well younger than his age. Nadal, on the other hand, beat Federer in their last meeting, which was at the 2019 French Open semifinals.

    Roland Garros has long been Nadal’s stomping ground, whereas the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club is the place where Federer has won most of his Grand Slams.

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    Tennis fans have waited for 11 years to see a Federer-Nadal rematch at Wimbledon, and on Friday, they will have the chance to duplicate the fireworks they’ve had back in 2008.

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