July 12, 2019 / 3:19 AM / 11 days ago

Factbox: Rafa Nadal vs Roger Federer

(Reuters) - A look at the records of Spain’s Rafa Nadal and Switzerland’s Roger Federer before their semi-final match at Wimbledon on Friday (prefix number denotes seeding):

FILE PHOTO: Rafael Nadal of Spain (R) is embraced by Roger Federer of Switzerland after defeating him in their finals match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London July 6, 2008. REUTERS/File Photo

3-RAFA NADAL

Age: 33

ATP Ranking: 2 (Highest ranking: 1)

Grand Slam titles: 18 (Australian Open 2009; French Open 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019; Wimbledon 2008, 2010; U.S. Open 2010, 2013, 2017)

2018 Wimbledon performance: Semi-finals

Best Wimbledon performance: Winner (2008, 2010)

Sets dropped at Wimbledon 2019: 1

Nadal seems to have come into the championships well rested and has sailed through his draw in his quest for a third title at the All England Club.

The Spaniard has dropped only one set so far — in the second round against Nick Kyrgios — and will take confidence from his superior head-to-head record against Federer as they meet at the tournament for the first time since he beat the Swiss in the 2008 final.

2-ROGER FEDERER

Age: 37

ATP Ranking: 3 (Highest ranking: 1)

Grand Slam titles: 20 (Australian Open 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2018; French Open 2009; Wimbledon 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017; U.S. Open 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)

2018 Wimbledon performance: Quarter-finals

Best Wimbledon performance: Winner (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017)

Sets dropped at Wimbledon 2019: 2

Federer has looked in pristine form at the tournament this year, smashing more than 200 winners and 42 aces in all as he became the first man to win 100 matches at a single Grand Slam when he beat Kei Nishikori in the quarter-final in four sets.

The 37-year-old Swiss does have a better record against Nadal on grass and he has beaten his arch rival in the final twice before at Wimbledon in 2006 and 2007, and in five of the last six meetings between the pair on all surfaces.

HEAD TO HEAD: NADAL LEADS 24-15

Last five meetings

2019 Nadal d Federer 6-3 6-4 6-2 (French Open, clay)

2017 Federer d Nadal 6-4 6-3 (Shanghai, hard)

2017 Federer d Nadal 6-3 6-4 (Miami, hard)

2017 Federer d Nadal 6-2 6-3 (Indian Wells, hard)

2017 Federer d Nadal 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 (Australian Open, hard)

Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis

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