Thursday, August 15, 2013

Nadal and Federer to meet tomorrow night

Rafael Nadal took care of business tonight and did what he needed to do to move on to the Western & Southern Open quarterfinal, where Roger Federer awaits. Nadal defeated Grigor Dimitrov, Serena's "man with the black heart," to advance past the round of 16. The fourth-seeded Nadal won 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 on Center Court Thursday night.

Friday night's showdown marks the 31st meeting between the two tennis icons. Nadal currently holds a 20-10 record over Federer, including two wins in their only two head-to-head competitions this year. Federer, however, is the W&S defending champion and has won 19 more career singles titles than Nadal.

Federer vs. Nadal is one of tennis' top five all-time biggest and best rivalries, and tomorrow night could be one of the last times we see it played out. It's going to be a packed house at Center Court at 7:00 p.m. and we can't wait to see it.

Get your popcorn ready.