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Federer and Nadal renew old rivalry and serve up a contest for the ages | Jacob Steinberg

Swiss justified the All England Club’s decision to make him No 2 seed as he came back from a limp second set against his old friend and rival to avenge 2008 final defeatTwo old friends played some tennis for a shade over three hours on a sunny Friday e…

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Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal in four sets to reach Wimbledon men’s final

• Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal 7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4• Federer to face Novak Djokovic in final on SundayIt was too much to expect a reprise of the 2008 Wimbledon classic from adversaries with a combined age of 70 but Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal …

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Wimbledon 2019: Djokovic v Bautista Agut, Nadal v Federer – live!

Game-by-game updates from the men’s semi-finals at SW19Federer needs a quick kill in entrancing duel with NadalEmail Katy here or tweet @KatyMurrells 1.02pm BST Ho hum. 1.00pm BST It’s one o’clock. No sign of Djokovic and Bautista Agut yet. Continue re…

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Roger Federer needs a quick kill in entrancing duel with Rafael Nadal | Kevin Mitchell

The 37-year-old’s knees may not be up to Rafael Nadal’s ploy of taking Friday’s Wimbledon semi-final to five gruelling setsRoger Federer and Rafael Nadal have not met at Wimbledon since 2008, when the Spaniard prevailed in a five-set final stretched ov…

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Rafael Nadal ‘excited’ for long-overdue Wimbledon rematch with Roger Federer

• No 3 seed defeats American Sam Querrey 7-5, 6-2, 6-2• Friday’s match will be first between pair at SW19 since 2008 finalEleven years since Rafael Nadal’s victory against Roger Federer at Wimbledon in what is widely accepted to be the greatest match i…

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Roger Federer brings up Wimbledon century with Rafael Nadal next in line

• Four-set win over Kei Nishikori was his 100th at Wimbledon• Federer seeks 16th win over Nadal in 40 matches on FridayIf Roger Federer is to win Wimbledon for the ninth time he might have to reach deeper into his past than he did in beating Kei Nishik…

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Djokovic, Nadal and Federer show title credentials as they rush into last eight

Men’s ‘big three’ clinical as they all win in straight setsFederer and Nadal shaping up to meet in Wimbledon semi-finalIn the contest within a contest, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal – that’s in seeding order – seem intent on outdoing e…

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Wimbledon 2019: Barty, Nadal, Gauff, Williams and more in action – live!

Updates from all the fourth-round action at SW19Over-30s dominate men’s last 16 at WimbledonThe reasons behind Coco Gauff’s stunning riseAnd you can email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 10.25am BST Hello. There’s Rafael Nadal against Joao Sousa, Roger …

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal remain on collision course at Wimbledon

• Federer beats Lucas Pouille 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (4) in third round• Nadal thrashes Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 6-3, 6-2It is now 11 long years since Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer (right) faced each other across the net at Wimbledon, mano a mano, in a 2008 fin…

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal remain on collision course at Wimbledon

• Federer beats Lucas Pouille 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (4) in third round• Nadal thrashes Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 6-3, 6-2It is now 11 long years since Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer (right) faced each other across the net at Wimbledon, mano a mano, in a 2008 fin…

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Wimbledon 2019: Kvitova, Federer, Nadal and Serena Williams in action – live!

Updates from Saturday’s third-round action at SW19Gauff keeps Wimbledon dream alive with comebackGet in touch! Email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 12.00pm BST Kei Nishikori might have a weak serve, but the boy can return. The eighth seed was down an e…

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Nick Kyrgios’s unusual pre-match pub prep ends in defeat to Rafael Nadal

Kyrgios went to the Dog & Fox the night before his game against the Spaniard but it did not give him the lift he neededThe Dog & Fox is used to being at the heart of things during Wimbledon fortnight. According to a blackboard outside the front…

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Rafael Nadal riled by Nick Kyrgios but sees him off despite underarm ace

• Spaniard wins 6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 after weeks-long war of words• Australian aims shot straight at Nadal and does not apologiseNick Kyrgios discovered on Thursday evening that you provoke a champion at your peril as Rafael Nadal husbanded his controlle…

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Wimbledon 2019: Barty, Kyrgios, Nadal, Federer, Williams and Murray in action – live!

Keep up with all the latest action from SW19Herbert focused on doubles action with Andy MurrayFeel free to email Katy or to tweet: @KatyMurrells 10.53am BST Meanwhile in news regarding another talented but extremely temperamental Aussie, Bernard Tomic …

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Nick Kyrgios the box-office enigma ready to renew battle with Rafa Nadal

Their spat adds spice to a Wimbledon meeting in which the Australian should let his talent do the talkingIt is five years since Nick Kyrgios beat Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon but somehow it feels like a lifetime ago. At the time, it seemed the Australian …

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Rafael Nadal overcomes jitters to set up mouth-watering Nick Kyrgios clash

• Nadal wins against Yuichi Sugita in straight sets• Roger Federer beats South Africa’s Lloyd Harris in four setsAfter the tremor that ripped through Wimbledon on day one, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal survived early scares when they stepped on to the…

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‘Roland Garros is past’: Rafael Nadal looks forward to Wimbledon – video

Wimbledon second seed Rafael Nadal looks ahead to the tournament after his triumph at Roland Garros Continue reading…

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Novak Djokovic in the mood for defence of ‘sacred’ Wimbledon title

The Serb has faith in his grass game but has a likely final against Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal to contend withRafael Nadal sent a brief shiver through Wimbledon before it had even started when he took a tumble in practice, which is not unusual on fr…

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Wimbledon men’s and women’s form guide: the players to watch in SW19

Ashleigh Barty has risen to No 1 and has the tools for grass but the women’s field is as open as ever, while one of the usual suspects looks likely to win the men’s singlesAshleigh Barty The popular Australian has not rested on her laurels after her ma…

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Wimbledon’s nice psychopaths continue to scare off the next generation | Greg Wood

Few would bet against Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic or Rafa Nadal triumphing again this year as thirtysomethings march onThe three names at the top of the betting for the men’s singles at Wimbledon this year are so familiar that they can almost be take…