Roger Federer moved to inside one win of a record-equalling ninth Wimbledon singles title as he beat long-lasting opponent Rafael Nadal to set up a last against another old enemy Novak Djokovic.

Swiss second seed Federer won 7-6 (7-3) 1 6-3 6-4 against the Spanish third seed under the steady gaze of an enchanted Center Court.

Federer took his fifth match point for a took shots at a 21st Grand Slam, while preventing Nadal the possibility from claiming a nineteenth.

Federer, 37, will meet Serbia’s top seed Djokovic at 14:00 BST on Sunday.

Federer’s eight Wimbledon titles are more than some other man in history and on the off chance that he beats Djokovic he will coordinate Martina Navratilova’s accomplishment in ladies’ singles.

“I’m extremely tired. It was intense – toward the end Rafa played some mind blowing shots to remain in the match,” Federer revealed to BBC Sport.

“I had spells where I was serving great and most likely the greatest focuses in the match went my direction.

“That previously set was gigantic, to get the lead and attempt to secure it. It was a delight to play.”

Safeguarding champion Djokovic, 32, goes for his sixteenth Grand Slam triumph subsequent to beating Spain’s 23rd seed Roberto Bautista Agut in four sets prior on Friday.

Djokovic’s success guaranteed it would be a noteworthy last between two of the ‘Enormous Three’ in the men’s down just because since the Serb beat Federer in the 2015 masterpiece at the All England Club.


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