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Wimbledon 2019: men’s singles semi-finals, day 11 order of play, title betting odds

In the final four Djokovic faces Bautista Agut and Nadal takes on Federer

The Championships Wimbledon

  • When: until Sunday 14 July 
  • Where: All England Club, Wimbledon, London, SW19
  • Order of play: wimbledon.com
  • How to watch on TV: live on the BBC

Roger Federer will face great rival Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon men’s singles semi-finals on Friday. 

In the quarter-finals second seed Federer beat Kei Nishikori 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 while third seed Nadal progressed with a 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 victory against Sam Querrey. 

The duo, who have won ten Wimbledon titles between them, will play against each other at the All England Club for the first time since the 2008 final - an epic five-setter won by Nadal.

World No.1 Novak Djokovic made sure all of the “big three” were through to the final four. The defending champion and top seed beat David Goffin 6-4, 6-0, 6-2. 

In the semi-finals Djokovic will now play Roberto Bautista Agut, who was a 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 winner over Guido Pella. 

Wimbledon day 11 order of play: Friday 12 July

Centre Court (1pm start)
  • Men’s SF: Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Roberto Bautista Agut (23)  
  • Men’s SF: Rafael Nadal (2) vs. Roger Federer (2)
Court No.1 (1pm start)
  • Women’s doubles SF: Gabriela Dabrowski/Yifan Xu (4) vs. Barbora Krejcikova/Katerina Siniakova (2) 
  • Women’s doubles SF: Timea Babos/Kristina Mladenovic (1) vs. Su-Wei Hsieh/Barbora Strycova (3) 
  • Mixed doubles SF: Matwe Middelkoop/Zhaoxuan Yang vs. Robert Lindstedt/Jelena Ostapenko 

For the full order of play see wimbledon.com

Simona Halep lost against Serena Williams at the 2019 Australian Open in January

Williams to face Halep in women’s final

The 2019 Wimbledon women’s singles final will be played between Serena Williams and Simona Halep on Saturday 13 July. 

Seven-time champion Williams is through to her 11th final at the All England Club after beating Barbora Strycova 6-1, 6-2 in the last four. The American, 37, will be aiming to win a record-equalling 24th grand slam title. 

Halep progressed to Saturday’s final after beating Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-3. It will be the Romanian’s first Wimbledon final and she is going for a second grand slam title after winning the French Open in 2018.

Wimbledon women’s singles final
  • Serena Williams (11) vs. Simona Halep (7)
  • When: Saturday 13 July 
  • Where: Centre Court, All England Club  
  • Start time: 2pm  
  • TV channel: live on BBC One 
  • Match preview and predictions
Novak Djokovic

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Wimbledon betting odds

Men’s singles champion

Prices according to Oddschecker, as of 11 July. 

  • Novak Djokovic: 4/6
  • Rafael Nadal: 3/1 
  • Roger Federer: 4/1 
  • Roberto Bautista-Agut: 40/1 
Women’s singles champion

Prices according to Oddschecker, as of 11 July. 

  • Serena Williams: evens 
  • Simona Halep: 17/4

Predictions: who will win the men’s title?

Former British No.1 Greg Rusedski, Metro: Roger Federer

“I still think it’s the ‘Big Three’ this year. Federer is my favourite. Rafa if he gets to the second week becomes dangerous and then Novak, defending champion. I see one of those three guys winning but with Federer with the slight edge at the moment.”

The Daily Telegraph: Novak Djokovic

“Novak Djokovic’s ambition of simultaneously holding all four grand slam singles titles was dashed by Dominic Thiem in their weather-hampered French Open semi-final earlier this month but the Serbian remains the leading contender to defend his title at SW19.”

The Roar: Roger Federer

“The Swiss maestro [Federer] did well to advance to the semi-finals of the French Open, where he again found the Spaniard [Nadal] a step too far. Nonetheless, it proved that he still has what it takes to take on the best on his least preferred surface of clay. On the grass courts, where he is most comfortable, I have him going all the way and winning a 21st major title.”

Jakob Haugerud, Last Word on Tennis: Novak Djokovic

“Given his form over the last year, and being the reigning Wimbledon champion, it seems fair to place the Serb as the favourite to win the title. However, it really is a toss up between the Big Three.”

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