Rafael Nadal will beat Roger Federer in Wimbledon, says Henman


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Rafael Nadal will beat Roger Federer in Wimbledon, says Henman

On a column for The Sun, the former world No. 4 Tim Henman praised the Big Three dominance. The Brit said: "This is a Golden Era for men’s tennis. Federer, Djokovic and Nadal have won 53 Grand Slams titles between them and I don’t think we should be complaining.

Where perhaps a 15-year-old in Coco Gauff can mature quicker and play at a high level on the women’s tour, it’s different for the men. The conditions and physicality means players are able to perform at older ages.

It’s not through a lack of effort. But if you are, for example, a 100m sprinter running at 10 seconds, and your opponents are running at 10.5secs, then you will always win." Henman went on to make some Wimbledon predictions: "I believe Nadal can beat Federer in the semi-finals – in their first meeting at Wimbledon since the epic 2008 Final.

The Spaniard is playing at such a high level. He is confident, looking impressive and the conditions aren’t particularly fast. Djokovic has the far easier side of the draw. It would take something remarkable for legends Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic not to make the Wimbledon semi-finals.

The Big Three would have to play significantly below-par to fail to progress." Speaking to BBC, Nadal said: "It’s great, difficult to imagine to be again in that situation but here we are. I am excited about the victory for today, but excited to play Roger again at Wimbledon after such a long time."