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Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer - 7/12/19 Wimbledon Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal
Date & Time Friday July 12, 2019, 10:00 AM (EDT)
Location
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
Wimbledon, England
The Line
R. Nadal -138 / R. Federer +110
TV Channel
Tennis
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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will play each other in the semifinals at Wimbledon. Rafa and Federer share one of the greatest rivalries in tennis meaning that this should be an outstanding match. 

Roger Federer won his previous match in 4 sets as he defeated Kei Nishikori from Japan. Federer lost the opening set but was dominant in the final 3 sets which he won. During the win, Roger Federer served exceptionally well as the Swiss master his 12 aces which helped him in winning 74% of his service points. Roger Federer won 95% of his service games and 4 return games during the victory. 

Federer has been in outstanding form considering he won the Halle Open prior to arriving at Wimbledon. Roger Federer has won the title at Wimbledon on 8 occasions which makes him the most successful player at this event. 

On the other side of the coin, Rafael Nadal won his previous match in straight sets as he defeated Sam Querrey from the United States. Nadal received serve very well as he managed to win 45% of his receiving points. Nadal won 6 return games which is very noteworthy since Querrey is a very strong server. During the win, Rafa served exceptionally well as she won 93% of his service games. 

Nadal has also been playing exceptionally well as the Spaniard won the Italian Open and the French Open prior to arriving at Wimbledon. Rafa has won at Wimbledon twice. 

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have played each other 39 times in the past. Nadal has won on 24 occasions while Federer has won 15 times. The most recent match between these two players was last month at the French Open where Nadal won in straight sets. These two players have played each other on grass on 3 previous occasions. Federer has a 2-1 record against Nadal on grass. 

This should be an outstanding tennis match since Federer and Nadal are two of the greatest in the game. I am going to pick Roger Federer to win this match. This should be a close contest but I see Federer having an edge over Nadal on grass. Federer’s transition from back court to front court is better than Nadal’s and I see that being the reason for the Swiss master having more success at Wimbledon. Federer has looked in outstanding form and I see him securing a spot in the final. 

Pick:
Roger Federer

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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