Quarter finals day brought tears, shocks, upsets, hugs and a jump into the crowd via Rafael Nadal.
Now we are at the final four but who will progress to Sunday’s big final?
John Isner v Kevin Anderson
Before this week in 41 attempts John Isner had never been in a Grand Slam semi-final, Now that has happened!
Kevin made the US Open final last year but now in a Wimbledon semi-final is a credit to how he has improved and adapted his game to become a challenger, this is no fluke he has worked hard for this.
Both have similar strengths but I do feel like Kevin has the egde. Having the day off would be a massive bonus following his big win so I am intrigued to see who takes initiative first but I do hope for a Kevin Anderson win.
Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal
These two are no strangers to Grand Slam semi-finals or each other. This is the 52nd meeting between the two which is quite incredible.
The head to head currently stands at 26 to Novak and 25 to Rafa, it could not be closer! They last played each other at Wimbledon in 2011. Since the 2014 French Open final all matches (9) have been won in straight sets with Rafa winning their last two meetings but Djokovic from losing the Roland Garros final defeated Rafa 7 times on the bounce.
Rafa has looked so good on grass. The best he has looked for a long while, I really didn’t expect this and after the big test against Del Potro this is now a bigger test.
Novak has been so good to watch. I am so happy to see him playing well following that noise that followed his exit from Roland Garros, did people actually believe that he would not contend here? Please.
Winner…? Head says Novak, heart says Rafa…!