This Friday marks the start of the men’s semifinals in Wimbledon. In the late match there is a match between two all-time tennis greats. This match will be between the Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Both of these players have faced each other an astounding 51 times in the past with Djokovic winning 26 of those matches. With such a close head-to-head record, one should assume that this semifinals match will be extremely competitive.
Novak Djokovic has also looked extremely solid on his way to the semifinals. In five matches, he has only lost two sets due to his elite shotmaking and his elite return of serve. Djokovic is a three-time Wimbledon champion who looks poised to win his fourth. The only thing that has slowed him down in the past was his deteriorating health. Last year, Djokovic made the quarterfinals in Wimbledon before having to retire due to injury. One always has to wonder if Djokovic can physically handle such a grueling match against Nadal who is known to elongate points. However, if Djokovic is fully healthy, he should be able to give Nadal everything he has on the court.
As for my prediction, I have to side with Nadal. Nadal simply looks like the best player in the world at the moment with no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Although Nadal almost lost in his last match, he showed extreme mental toughness which should prepare him well for this semifinals match. Now that Federer has been eliminated, Nadal has his best chance to win a second Wimbledon title. I expect this match to go at least four sets but I think Nadal will come out on top.
Djokovic vs. Nadal: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: Djokovic vs. Nadal
Date: Friday, July 13, 2018
Start Time: 10:00 A.M. EST
Location: Centre Court in London, England
How to Watch Djokovic vs. Nadal On Your Tablet Or Mobile Device
You can live stream the event on the WatchESPN app.
You can download the WatchESPN app on Google Play, Amazon, iTunes, and the Windows Store. The Fox Sports Go app is also available on the following devices: Apple TV, Roku, Android TV and Fire TV.
How To Live Stream Djokovic vs. Nadal Online Without Cable Subscription
You can also live stream the event through Sling TV free trial. Just click on the Sling website and click “Watch Now 7 Days Free” for the free trial. Choose the Sling Orange package, which costs $20 per month and comes with ESPN, along with many other sports channels.