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Attack best form of defence for Federer

11th July 2019, 14:23 by Dan McCarthy

Roger Federer has revealed he will play attacking tennis against Rafael Nadal in their Wimbledon semi-final on Friday.

The pair will meet for the 40th time in their illustrious careers after Federer beat Japan's Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals, while Nadal saw off American Sam Querrey.

However, it will be the first time the two have played at Wimbledon since the 2008 final – arguably one of the greatest tennis matches of all time.

The Spaniard took the spoils on the day as he registered the first of two Wimbledon successes, and Federer admits he must be aggressive if he is beat Nadal and advance through to the final, which, barring a major shock, will be against Novak Djokovic.

"Well, we have a lot of information on Rafa, and so does he about us," Federer revealed.

"So you can either dive into tactics and all that stuff like mad for two days, or you're just going to say: 'You know what? It's grass-court tennis and I'm going to come out there and play attacking tennis.' And if he can defend that, that's too good. And if he can't, well, then, that's good for me."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Dan McCarthy is a reporter who is very knowledgeable about football at all levels, and a keen Leeds United fan. He also follows darts, snooker, motorsport, and rugby league.

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