How to Watch Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal

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With the last-four clash taking place on Saturday, there must be a question mark over whether Nadal will be fit enough even to start the match, and certainly whether he will be able to bring his best against Federer.

The Nadal-Federer matchup would have been the 39th meeting in their careers and the first in 16 months.

The multiple Grand Slam champions both won their quarter-finals on Friday, although Nadal in particular had to work hard to overcome Russian Karen Khachanov 7-6 (2) 7-6 (2) in a match during which he required treatment on the knee. "Of course my goal and my idea is to be ready for tomorrow", Nadal said. What can I say?

He seems to me very good.

"I will try my best to recover - these are the matches I want to play", the 32-year-old said, BBC Sport reported.

Hurkacz's nerves in his first meeting with Federer showed when he whiffed on a second-serve return on the Swiss great's first service point of the match.

"I was trying to fight, compete and believe I can do it", Hurkacz told reporters. He fought off two break points in the second set, including the last game when he closed the match with a forehand victor off a short ball. Nadal leads the rivalry 23-15, but Federer has won the past five matchups.

However, Federer and Nadal got to this appointment in a completely different state.

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