Friday, June 21, 2013
Federer and Nadal Could Meet in Wimbledon Quarterfinal
(June 21, 2013)--The gods of the draw have deigned that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal should meet in the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 2013, and who are we to argue? With men's and women's singles draws released on Friday morning at the All England Club, Federer and Nadal's were drawn to face one another in the quarterfinal. Additionally, both have been placed in the same half of the draw as 2012 finalist Andy Murray. Novak Djokovic, seeded first, would face Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals and David Ferrer in the semifinals if the seeds hold. Click here for a peek at the full draw. Federer and Nadal have met ten times at Grand Slams, but never before have they met before the semifinals at a major. Nadal owns an 8-2 record over Federer in those meetings, but Federer's two wins both came at Wimbledon in 2006 and 2007. In their last Wimbledon meeting, Federer and Nadal played the longest final in the history of Wimbledon at four hours and forty-eight minutes, with Nadal winning 6–4, 6–4, 6–7(5), 6–7(8), 9–7. Nadal leads Federer 20-10 all-time, and the Spaniard has thumped Federer in their last two meetings at Indian Wells and Rome, losing only ten games in both matches. Federer will attempt to win Wimbledon for a record 8th time this year. The only man to win 8 titles at any major is Rafael Nadal, who won his 8th French Open less than two weeks ago in Paris.