Nadal vs Federer : progressed into the next round with routine wins over Lucas Pouille and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga respectively. Andy Murray and Serena Williams also booked their place in the second round of the mixed doubles.
However, the Scot was knocked out of the men’s doubles, as Murray and Pierre-Hugues Herbert lost against Franko Skugor and Nikola Mektic.
Dan Evans looked set to steal the headlines, however, the Brit lost against Portuguese ace Joao Sousa in five sets.
One of the greatest rivalries in tennis history will resume on Centre Court on Friday, as Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will meet in the Wimbledon semifinals.
Federer was the first of the two to book his spot into the final four, dropping serve in the first game of the match and eventually dropping the first set to Kei Nishikori, before bouncing back to win comfortably after two hours and 36 minutes, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4.
Day Six at Wimbledon marks the end of the third round Saturday, July 6, and ESPN will present 10 hours of coverage starting at 7 a.m. ET with a one-hour Breakfast at Wimbledon. ESPN’s matches are highlighted by #11 Serena Williams vs. #18 Julia Goerges on Court 1 plus #3 Rafael Nadal vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga sandwiched on Centre Court by matches beforehand with #1 Ash Barty facing Harriett Dart and afterward when #2 Roger Federer plays Lucas Pouille. Also, American #9 Sloane Stephens faces Britain’s #19 Johanna Konta.
IT’S men’s singles semi-finals day at Wimbledon and the Big Three are all in action.
The star match is Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal – and the Spaniard could go one behind the Swiss in all-time Grand Slam wins with victory on Centre Court on today and on Sunday.
Before Federer and Nadal play their eagerly anticipated semifinal match on Friday, however, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic will take on No. 23 seed Roberto Bautista Agut.
In the women’s draw, two former world No. 1 ranked players will meet in the final: Serena Williams and Simona Halep.
The men’s semifinals are on Friday, the women’s final is on Saturday, and the men’s final is on Sunday. Here’s what you need to know to watch all of the big matches.
For the first time in 11 years, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will rekindle their rivalry at Wimbledon. Not since their epic 2008 final — arguably the greatest tennis match in history — have they faced each other on the manicured lawns at the All England Club.
The pair last met at the same stage of the French Open in June, with Nadal winning their 39th career meeting in straight sets before going on to capture his 12th Roland Garros title.
Who will have the upper hand in London? ESPN TV analysts John McEnroe and Patrick McEnroe predict Friday’s men’s semifinal: