Many tennis fans want to see Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal battle each other in the Roland Garros semi-finals. The two superstars are a step away from making the dream match into a reality. In fact, all they need to do is to win their quarterfinal matches.
Rafael Nadal is facing Kei Nishikori in the first quarterfinal match. Overall, the former has a 10-2 record over the latter. Also, Nadal is the defending champion of the French Open. He got his 90th career win at the tournament after winning against Juan Ignacio Londero in the last-16 round.
Nadal made his Roland Garros debut in 2005. Also, it is his 13th quarter-finals in Paris. On the other hand, Nishikori is making his third quarter-final appearance in the tournament. The Japanese tennis star had a hard time getting to the quarter-finals. In fact, his last two matches both went to five sets according to sports news.
Federer in the Roland Garros Semi-Finals
Federer is facing Stan Wawrinka in the other quarterfinal match. According to bookie software, Federer has a 22-3 against his opponent. They have a long history together. In fact, they are close friends. They won an Olympic gold medal and the Davis Cup as partners.
One of Federer’s three losses to his friend was in the quarterfinals of the French Open in 2015. That was the last time he played on clay until this year. In fact, he will review that match to find ways on how to win against Wawrinka.
On the other hand, Wawrinka said that he didn’t beat Federer many times in his career. However, he won against Federer once in Roland Garros. In addition, he still remembers that match because it was a special day for him.
It is safe to bet that Federer and Nadal will win their quarterfinal matches. That will be an easy task for the two tennis superstars. It is a piece of cake, just like learning how to be a bookie with the right tools.