Everything has been smooth sailing in Wimbledon so far with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on a collision course to meet up in the finals. That would be an incredible story considering exactly a decade ago in 2008, the duo contested in perhaps the greatest tennis match in history. The pair have not gotten through the first week of the tournament unscathed and tougher challenges now wait ahead in the fourth round onwards.
There is palpable excitement among the fans on a potential final ahead, but one of the two players, doesn’t seem too keen on the gigantic clash waiting ahead.
Speaking to the media after his third round victory, Nadal said, “If I am in the final, I prefer to face an easier opponent. I am not stupid. But if I am in the final, will be great news. Any opponent will be difficult, of course.”
Nadal’s third-round win also meant that he will remain World No.1 in the foreseeable future and he was delighted with it. “Of course, I prefer to be No 1 than No 2, no doubt about this. I really don’t come here to hold No 1. I just came here to try to do the best tournament possible. Very happy for that and looking forward to keep playing well.”