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07:05  11 july  2019
07:05  11 july  2019 Source:   skysports.com

Nadal next? Kyrgios into Wimbledon second round

Nadal next? Kyrgios into Wimbledon second round Nick Kyrgios set up a potential Wimbledon blockbuster with Rafael Nadal on Tuesday with a 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 7-6 (12/10), 0-6, 6-1 win over fellow Australian Jordan Thompson. Kyrgios, who stunned Nadal as a 144-ranked wildcard on his tournament debut in 2014, put in a typically raucous and charismatic display on Court 3. In a match where he fired 23 aces and 63 winners, the 24-year-old argued with the umpire, slumped over the net and played dead. He also hit an underarm serve on set point in the third set, shaped to imitate a forward defensive cricket shot and celebrated a point by running around madly in a circle.

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal is one of the biggest favourites for the title at Wimbledon 2018, according to defending champion Roger Federer .

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Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch

Roger Federer admits being wary of the threat Rafael Nadal will bring to the table when they meet for the first time in 11 years at Wimbledon on Friday.

Kyrgios and Nadal set to renew 'salty' rivalry

Kyrgios and Nadal set to renew 'salty' rivalry Kyrgios and Nadal set to renew 'salty' rivalry

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal look to tee up their first Wimbledon meeting since an epic 2008 final when they headline Wednesday's men's quarter-finals. Nadal faces American Sam Querrey on Court One after fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut takes on Guido Pella. In the mixed doubles, Andy

rival Rafael Nadal tighten his iron-grip on Roland Garros, Roger Federer aims to extend his personal dominance of Wimbledon by claiming a ninth title at the All and having been stunned by Borna Coric in the Halle grasscourt final last weekend, Federer will still start Wimbledon as the overwhelming

Federer brought up a century of wins at the All England Club with a four-set win against Kei Nishikori to tee-up a mouth-watering clash against his old foe Nadal.

It will be a 40th instalment of one of tennis' great rivalries and their first here since the epic 2008 final which was famously won in five thrilling sets by the Spaniard.

But Federer is looking forward to ending the wait for a rematch on grass having already been outplayed by Nadal on clay in the French Open semi-finals last month.

"He has improved so much over the years on this surface," Federer said. "He's playing also very different than he used to.

"We haven't played each other in a long, long time on this surface. He's serving way different.

"I remember back in the day how he used to serve, and now how much bigger he's serving, how much faster he finishes points.

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Federer won his first Wimbledon -- and maiden Slam title -- in 2003. Since that time he has added seven more at the All England Club with Nadal Hardly surprising then that Federer cannot see any great upheaval anytime soon, even tipping Nadal -- and his notoriously unreliable knees on a grass

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Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch
Federer wary of Nadal Wimbledon rematch

"It's impressive to see how sort of healthy he's stayed. A lot of them are saying, 'Oh, it's the end', by 2008. Similar to me in 2009. We're still here. So it's nice to play each other again."

Kyrgios blasts record 143mph second serve against Nadal

Kyrgios blasts record 143mph second serve against Nadal Kyrgios blasts record 143mph second serve against Nadal

It's almost here. If Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal win Wednesday, they would clash at Wimbledon for the first time since the 2008 final considered by many to be the greatest tennis match ever.

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Nadal brushed aside Sam Querrey in a match which was not entirely straightforward, but he returned to the last four here having lost to world No 1 Novak Djokovic 12 months ago.

It seems remarkable that Nadal and Federer have not played each other on grass since their epic encounter 11 years ago, and the Spaniard said: "It's a great feeling to be back in the semi-finals, be able to be playing at this level of tennis is great news.

"Now to play against Roger always is a unique situation. I'm excited to be back on this court against him after 11 years. It means a lot for me and probably for him, too.

"I'm excited about this match, excited about this opportunity. Always I say the same: of course, the opportunities to play against each other every time are less, but we are still here."

Nadal's victory over Federer in 2008 was the third time in a row they had played each other in the final, with the Swiss winning the previous two.

Nadal went on to win a second title in 2010 while Federer became the first man to lift the trophy eight times here when he defeated Marin Cilic in 2017.

"I just expect to play against probably the best player of the history on this surface, and I know that I have to play my best if I want to have chances to try to be in that final," said Nadal.

"I know he's playing well. He feels comfortable here. And me, too. I'm playing well."

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