Federer vs Nadal Wimbledon 2018. With players preparing for ‘Manic Monday’, Wimbledon’s traditional break for ‘Middle Sunday’ provides fans with a great opportunity to reflect on the results for Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal the first week at The All England Club.
Federer vs Nadal Wimbledon 2018
Top seeds Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have both looked mightily impressive on the hallowed turf, with both men yet to drop a set at this year’s event. Federer has lost only 27 games en route to the round of 16 today. Nadal has lost 26 games. Federer has a very easy way to the final and Nadal looks as good as ever. Nadal he might have to face Juan Martin del Potro in the quarterfinals and Novak Djokovic in the semifinal to set up another blockbuster final against career rival Roger Federer. The five time Wimbledon finalist Nadal has a tough draw but looks like the favorite to reach the final against the might Federer. Roger Federer has 8 titles from 11 finals in Wimbledon.
The defending champion has made serene progress through the first week of the tournament as he bids to lift the famous Wimbledon trophy for a ninth time, dropping an average of nine games in each of his first three encounters en route to the Round of 16.
Federer, who beat Marin Cilic in the 2017 championship match, has spent four hours and 23 minutes on court and has rarely looked in trouble, with Jan-Lennard Struff the only man to take more than four games off the Swiss in a single set. Federer has now won 29 consecutive sets at the All England Club, just five shy of his record 34-set streak running between 2005 and 2006.
Two key areas of success in the first week for Federer have been his success rate behind his first serve and during net points. The 98-time tour-level titlist has dropped just 10 points in both categories, winning 92 per cent of first-serve points (118/128) and 84 per cent of net points (53/63) in his opening three victories.
Federer will meet Frenchman Adrian Mannarino on Monday as he bids to reach his 16th quarter-final at the grass-court Grand Slam championship. The 36-year-old has fallen before the quarter-finals at SW19 just once in his 15 most recent visits, falling in the second round to Sergiy Stakhovsky in 2013.
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Nadal Showcasing Title Credentials
The World No. 1 Nadal has looked equally impressive, as he bids to reach his first Wimbledon quarter-final since 2011. The Spaniard, who fell to Gilles Muller in the Round of 16 in 2017, has looked sharp from the outset, defeating Dudi Sela, Mikhail Kukushkin and Alex de Minaur in straight sets.
Two-time champion Nadal has limited his opponents to no more than four games per set and has played exceptionally well in crucial moments, saving 85 per cent of the break points he has faced (17/20).
Nadal has also consistently troubled opponents on his return, winning 45 per cent of all return points (113/251). The ATP Race to London leader faces a tough path to victory however, with David Goffin the only Top 10 seed eliminated so far from his quarter. The Spaniard, who faces Jiri Vesely in the Round of 16 on Monday, may need to defeat Juan Martin del Potro and Novak Djokovic in consecutive matches to reach Sunday’s final.
FEDERER vs NADAL Wimbledon Finals
2008 – RAFAEL NADAL v ROGER FEDERER 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 9-7
2007 – ROGER FEDERER v RAFAEL NADAL 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 2-6, 6-2
2006 – ROGER FEDERER v RAFAEL NADAL 6-0, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3
Rafael Nadal is 9-3 against Roger Federer in Grand Slam matches but Federer broke the spell in last years Australian Open final. Trailing 1-3 in the fifth set Federer won 5 straight games and his 18th Grand Slam title and managed to beat Nadal in Grand Slams for the first time since the Wimbledon final 2007. Last year Federer followed up his Melbourne win against Nadal with 4 more wins against the spaniard and now its Federer who has the mental edge against Nadal for the first time in their careers. Nadal is still 23-15 Head to Head against Federer but Federer has won the last 6 meetings between them.
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