Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer : French Open 2019: What time is the semi-final, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer, French Open 2019: What time is the semi-final, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?
French Open – Men’s Singles
Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer
Date : June 7, 2019
Start Time : 6:50 AM ET
The French Open semi-final at Roland Garros between two of tennis’ heavyweights – the evergreen Swiss maestro Roger Federer and king of
Federer: “Facing Rafa, everybody knows it’s going to be tough. But you just never know. He might have a problem. He might be sick. You might be playing great or for some reason he’s struggling. Maybe there’s incredible wind or ten rain delays. That’s why you need to put yourself in that position.
“For me to get to Rafa is not simple. It took five matches. That’s why I’m very happy to play Rafa, because if you want to do or achieve something on the clay, inevitably, at some stage, you will go through Rafa, because he’s that strong and he will be there.”
“Having Roger in front in the semi-finals is an extra thing. We shared the most important moments of our careers together on court facing each other.
“So it is another episode of this, and I’m happy for that and excited. It will be a special moment.”
What are the odds?Rafael Nadal is chasing a record-extending 12th Roland Garros title
Rafael Nadal is braced for an all-out assault from Roger Federer when the two great rivals meet at Roland Garros for the first time in eight years in Friday’s French Open semi-final.
Despite being generally regarded as the greatest player of all time, 20-times Grand Slam champion Federer has never fathomed a way of suppressing the marauding Mallorcan at Roland Garros.
Nadal, bidding for a record-extending 12 titles, believes the Swiss will be coming at him with all guns blazing after a comfortable passage to the last four.
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“He’s playing well and he has the tennis to make that happen. I have to be solid. I have to hit the ball enough strong to don’t allow him to do the things from good positions.”
Federer, bidding to win the title for the second time, 10 years after he beat Robin Soderling to claim his sole French Open crown, has only dropped one set on his return to Roland Garros, having missed the last three French Opens.
Nadal has been equally dominant and obliterated Kei Nishikori with an awesome show of force in the quarter-finals.
“For me to even get to Rafa was not simple,” Federer, at nearly 38 the oldest men’s Grand Slam semi-finalist for 28 years, said after defeating countryman Stan Wawrinka on Tuesday.
“It took five me five matches to get here. That’s why I’m very happy to play Rafa, because if you want to do or achieve something on the clay, inevitably, at some stage, you will go through Rafa, because he’s that strong.