Two of the best tennis players in history meet again at Wimbledon, the most mythical tournament of the four grand slams. An event that you need to know ten things about before seeing it and enjoying it.
1. With which racket model does each one play? Roger Federer uses the Wilson Pro Staff RF97, designed by the brand in collaboration with the player himself. Rafa Nadal, on the other hand, is the great standard of Babolat and his racket is the Pure Aero 2019. A racket of more than 300 grams of weight without string adapted to the type of game of Spanish.
2. Nadal and Federer are in London eleven years later. From the great final of 2008, for many the best tennis match of all time, these two giants had not met again at the All England Tennis Club. After so much time they hit again, this time in the semifinals.
3. The precedents are three final. Roger and Rafa have faced each other three times in the London grass, but always with the title at stake. This occasion will be the first in which they are measured in the penultimate round.
4. Two illustrious veterans. Some time ago many wanted to retire, but time does not go through them. Federer is a month away from turning 38, but he is still competitive and giving a show. Nadal has just arrived at 33 and when the pain respects him it is almost insurmountable.
5. Race towards the grand slams record. Federer and Nadal occupy first and second place in the ranking of players with the most victories in history in the big four. The Swiss sum 20 and Nadal has reached 18 after winning his Roland Garros number 12.
6. Nadal prevails in the direct confrontation. Both have been measured on 39 occasions and the balance is 24 wins to 15 in favor of Manacor.
7. In Federer Wimbledon. The Swiss is ahead in the face to face of both in London. Of the three finals that have played two Roger and Rafa won.
8. Track time this Wimbledon. Nadal has been on the grass 10 hours and 45 minutes, while his semifinal rival has needed less time to win his five previous matches, namely 9 hours and 24 minutes.
9. Balance of sets in this Wimbledon. Nadal has only given a partial on his way to the semifinals. It was against Kyrgios, for a balance so far of 15-1 in won-lost matches. The balance of Federer is 15-2, he has left one set with Harris and another with Nishikori.
10. Where to watch it on television. The match between Federer and Nadal this Friday will be broadcast exclusively by Movistar, specifically through dials 8 (#vamos) and 54 (Movistar Wimbledon).
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