July 13, 2019 / 3:45 AM / 5 days ago

Tennis: Best quotes and fact of the day from Wimbledon

Jul 12, 2019; London, United Kingdom; Roger Federer (SUI) reacts during his match against Rafael Nadal (ESP) on day 11 at the All England Lawn and Croquet Club. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) - A selection of some of the best quotes and facts from the 11th day at Wimbledon:

QUOTES

“It’s definitely, definitely going to go down as one of my favourite matches to look back at, again, because it’s Rafa (Nadal), it’s at Wimbledon, the crowds were into it, great weather.” - Roger Federer after beating Nadal to reach his 12th Wimbledon final.

“He is always able to make the most difficult things easy.” - Nadal on Federer after the Spaniard lost the semi-final in four sets.

“This surface complements (Federer’s) game very much. He loves to play very fast. Takes away the time from his opponent. Just doesn’t give you any same looks. He just rushes you to everything.

“So for players maybe like Nadal or myself that like to have a little more time, it’s a constant pressure that you have to deal with.” - Djokovic on facing Federer in the final.

FACT OF THE DAY

At 37, Federer is the second-oldest men’s player to reach the Wimbledon final after Ken Rosewall, who lost to Jimmy Connors in the 1974 final aged 39.

Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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