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Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer sets up Novak Djokovic showdown in Wimbledon final

Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer sets up Novak Djokovic showdown in Wimbledon final
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The story of the 11th day of action at SW19.

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer booked their spots in the Wimbledon final.

Reigning champion Djokovic overcame Roberto Bautista Agut while Federer won an epic contest with old rival Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals.

Here, PA reviews the 11th day of action.

Tweet of the day

Quote of the day

Australian Dylan Alcott is keeping it competitive with his winning quad wheelchair doubles partner Andy Lapthorne, who he meets in the singles final on Saturday.

Picture of the day

Novak Djokovic showed his flexibility on Centre Court
Novak Djokovic showed his flexibility on Centre Court (Tim Ireland/PA)

Shot of the day

Nadal thought he had Federer beaten with a deft drop shot that just went over the net, but the Swiss responded with a fine backhand winner.

Stat of the day

Federer now has the most Wimbledon aces, moving past Goran Ivanisevic’s 1397.

A lasting rivalry

An underwhelming men’s tournament was brought to life in the semi-final as the greatest tennis rivalry was renewed. It was the 40th instalment of the Federer and Nadal match-up and the first at Wimbledon since the epic 2008 final. The anticipation for this match was huge and it did not disappoint with immense tennis on show in Federer’s four-set win.

Celebrity corner

Natural historian Sir David Attenborough
Natural historian Sir David Attenborough (Mike Egerton/PA)

Brit watch

Lapthorne and Australian partner Alcott won the quad wheelchair doubles title on Court 14, beating Koji Sugeno and David Wagner 6-2 7-6 (4), while Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid reached the final of the wheelchair doubles after a 6-3 2-6 7-6 (4) victory over top seeds Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer. Arthur Fery and Toby Samuel are into the boys’ doubles semi-finals, but Jacob Fearnley and Connor Thomson were beaten in straight sets. Jordanne Whiley and her partner Japan’s Yui Kamiji went out of the ladies’ wheelchair doubles in the semi-final.

Day 12 order of play

(PA Graphics)
PA Graphics

Centre Court
Serena Williams v Simona Halep

Day 12 weather watch

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