11 years later, Roger and Rafa renew their Wimbledon rivalry
Roger Federer, right, is congratulated by Rafael Nadal after winning the men's singles final at the Australian Open, on Jan. 29, 2017. (Dita Alangkara / AP)
WIMBLEDON, England -- The latest installment in the Roger vs. Rafa rivalry at Wimbledon is coming to Centre Court.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will face each other in the semifinals Friday, their first meeting at the All England Club since their classic 2008 final.
Nadal won that match 9-7 in the fifth set.
Federer beat Nadal in the Grand Slam tournament's previous two finals.
Federer is an eight-time Wimbledon champion, while Nadal has won two titles at the All England Club.
In Friday's first match at Centre Court, defending champion Novak Djokovic faces Roberto Bautista Agut, a Spaniard playing in his first Grand Slam semifinal.