Rafa Nadal Wimbledon 2019

Even if Nadal loses to Federer he’s guaranteed to be back in London soon

A small amount of pressure has been taken off the Rafa Nadal shoulders before tomorrows match as he knows he’ll be back in London for the ATP World Tour Finals no matter what the result against Federer


Nadal is the first player of 8 to guarantee his place at the year end ATP World Tour Finals which are being played for the last time in London later this year. The tournament with move to Milan in Italy as of next year after a succesful 10 year stint in England’s capital city.

Nadal has won the year end title 4 times already in 2008, 10, 13 and 17. The spaniard has booked his place ion London thanks to his Wimbledon semi-final victory over Sam Querrey yesterday

Tomorrow Nadal take on Roger Federer for the 40th time in their career and he boasts a winning 24-15 record plus he beat Federer the last time they played on grass in that epic final of 2008.

This year it’s hard to predict a winner as both players seem to be in full fitness and playing at the peak of their game. Some commentators are predicting a Nadal win due to the seemingly slow conditions at Wimbledon this year but Federer has already surprised some by announcing he will employ an attacking style of play tomorrow to try and overcome his oldest rival.

The winner of the Federer v Nadal match will face either world no.1 Novak Djokovic or Spain’s surprise semi-finalist Roberto Bautista-Agut. This match will be first on Centre Court at the All England Club from 1pm tomorrow followed by the Federer v Nadal match immediately afterwards.

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