Rafael Nadal feels 'sorry' for Roger Federer after shock Wimbledon exit

Ross Houston
July 13, 2018

Isner also won their only meeting on grass, at Queen's Club in 2008.

John Isner is headed to his first Grand Slam semifinal.

Juan Martin del Potro powered through to only his second Wimbledon quarter-final after beating Gilles Simon.

"Friday is another important match against an opponent who is one of the most hard ones that you can face". El Espanol revealed it. 'I am coming from being in the cold water and now I have to rest', Nadal said in his post-match press conference at around 10:00 PM.

It was a great moment to finish a match Andy Murray in commentary called the best of the tournament so far.

Nadal and Djokovic will be meeting for the 52nd time in their career, with Djokovic leading their head-to-head 26-25.


"It is always a big challenge facing Novak", said Nadal. He is one of the more complex players that I have ever seen in our sport.

While Trump would have been a distraction in the royal box - especially if the wind were to cut through his hair spray - the 15,000 sunbathers on Centre Court instead have a double bill of Isner and Anderson at 1pm, followed by the main course, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

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"I have done a lot of things well since I came back from injury". So far the four matches have been really, really good for me'.

"I will try to hold my service games most of the time".

When he lost in the French Open quarter-finals to world number 72 Marco Cecchinato last month, he even suggested he was ready to skip Wimbledon this year as his ranking slipped to 22, his lowest since August 2006.


But Nadal was first to break in the deciding set and he built a 5-3 advantage with a looped forehand victor before confirming his final four place with a volley after four hours and 48 minutes.

'I feel sorry for Juan Martin.

After seven weeks out with a serious knee injury, many doubted if Nadal would regain his crown as the "King of Clay".

In a match that delivered quality throughout, Nadal recovered from two sets to one down to treat the Wimbledon crowd to a match few will forget. However many times he's lost to Djokovic in the past-and that includes the 2011 Wimbledon final-he's now No. 1 and coming off a major title in Paris, while Djokovic is still climbing his way back up the charts.

Strokes of Genius is a world-class documentary capturing the historic 13-year rivalry between tennis icons Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. I know in the semi-finals of Wimbledon you will not have an easy opponent in front (of you).

"I just kept on telling myself I have to continue believing".


Isner is 33 years old now, a veteran on the ATP Tour. "Physically I've felt awesome".

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