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This year Rafa enters Wimbledon after yet another victory over Roger in the French Open. And Roger is expected to get revenge in his den.
Rafa's journey to final is not easy at all as he has to fight off two consecutive five-setters in the third round and fourth round. Luckily, Semifinal is not that taxing as Djokovic retires in middle of the contest.
D-Day comes. And as usual the man on the other side is Federer. This time fans see a much closer duel with some marked improvement in Nadal's play.
Still, in key moments Federer finds his range and accuracy to edge out Nadal in tie-breakers in first and third set. Rafa feels pain in his right knee in the fourth set but comes out strongly to win the set.
However, Federer wins in 5 highly competitive sets.
Scoreline: 7–6 (7), 4–6, 7–6 (3), 2–6, 6–2.
Nadal gives his fans a glimmer of hope and they believe now that Rafa has in him to eventually take out Federer. After this disappointment, Nadal waits for another opportunity.