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Federer was discussing who he would like to play him in any potential movie (Zimbio.com)

Roger Federer’s rivalry with Nadal is full of enough heavyweight clashes and dramatic moments to make a whole series of movies. Yet Federer does not think that such a movie will come to fruition “I doubt there ever will be a movie about Rafa and me.” Federer was speaking at the Zurich Film Festival, where the “Borg vs McEnroe” film was released.

Federer, who recently worked with Borg during Team Europe’s victorious run at the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague, was also asked who he would like to play him should a Federer-Nadal film ever be suggested.

Federer sportingly gave a few examples of ideal candidates “But if there is, I’d like Matt Damon, Leo DiCaprio, or a James Bond like guy to play me.

Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe’s rivalry captured the imagination of a generation with the ice-cool Swede Borg a contrast to the young and brash McEnroe. The pair played out a number of epic matches including memorable meetings in the Wimbledon finals of 1980 and 1981. Bjorg’s win over McEnroe in 1980 is often regarded as one of the greatest matches of all time. McEnroe would come back to end Borg’s run of five straight Wimbledon titles by defeating the Swede in the final of 1981.

Nadal and Federer’s 2008 Wimbledon final is also often cited as a contender for the greatest match of all time. Nadal, who had never won Wimbledon, raced into a two-set lead over five-time defending champion Federer. After a rain delay Federer came back to take the third set tiebreak, before claiming the fourth set tiebreak after saving match points. Nadal then broke late in the evening as darkness fell to dethrone the Swiss and claim his first Wimbledon title.

Nadal and Federer have both won each Grand Slam title at least once and are currently the No.1 and No.2 ranked players on the tour.

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Barbora Krejcikova reaches both singles and doubles final at Roland Garros

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Barbora Krejcikova has qualified for the singles and doubles finals at Roland Garros this weekend, as she and Katerina Siniakova claimed a 6-1 6-2 win over Magda Linette and Bernarda Pera. 

 

Krejcikova has the chance to become the first player to win both the women’s singles and doubles titles at Roland Garros since Mary Pierce claimed both tournaments in 2000. Serena Williams is the most recently player to win both the singles and doubles titles at any Grand Slam tournament, at Wimbledon 2016.

The Czech team will take on Bethanie Mattek Sands froand last year’s Roland Garros singles champion Iga Swiatek, who beat Irina Camelia Begu and Nadia Podoroska 6-3 6-4. Swiatek reached the quarter final this year in the singles tournament. Krejcikova and Siniakova have qualified for both Grand Slam women’s doubles finals this season. They lost to Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka at the 2021 Australian Open last February. 

Krejcikova and Siniakova are bidding to win their second Roland Garros women’s doubles title. 

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Felix Auger Aliassime and Marin Cilic reach the semifinals in Stuttgart

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Felix Auger Aliassime needed two tie-breaks in his 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (10-8) win over Frenchman Ugo Humbert to move into the semifinals of the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart. 

 

Auger Aliassime did not convert three match points in the tie-break of the second set and had to fend off a set point before winning three consecutive points to secure his spot in the quarter finals. 

Auger Aliassime set up a semifinal clash against US qualifier Sam Querrey, who saved a match point at 4-5 in the second set in his 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 win over Swiss wild-card Dominic Stephan Sricker. 

Marin Cilic edged past Denis Shapovalov 7-5 7-6 ((7-3). The Croatian star beat Rudolf Molleker and Nikoloz Basilashvili without dropping a set this week. 

Shapovalov was playing for the second time on Friday after beating Feliciano Lopez 6-2 6-7 (2-7) 6-3 in a second-match delayed from Thursday because of rain. 

Cilic set up a semifinal clash against Austria’s Juri Rodionov, who came back from one set down to beat Alex De Minaur 3-6 6-3 7-6 (7-4). 

“I felt I was applying a little more pressure during that first set and I capitalised on the on the couple of break points, which was definitely big. I also had the two match points at the end of the second set, did not convert them, but played a really good tie-break. You always have to expect tough battles against top guys like Denis Shapovalov and it was like that today”, said Cilic.

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Pierre Hugues Herbert and Nicholas Mahut save three match points to reach the doubles final at Roland Garros

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Pierre Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut saved three match points in their 6-7 (2-7) 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 win over Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the semifinals of the Roland Garros doubles tournament. 

 

Herbert and Mahut are playing for the sixth time at Roland Garros together. They have claimed all four Grand Slam titles as a team and have a chance to win their second Roland Garros titles. 

Cabal and Farah held three match points when Herbert and Mahut and Herbert were serving at 3-5 in the second set. The Frenchmen broke serve in the next game, when Cabal and Farah were serving for a spot in the final. 

Herbert and Mahut will face Alexander Bublik and Andrey Golubev in the final. Bublik and Goubev came back from one set down to beat Pablo Andujar and Pedro Martinez 1-6 6-4 6-4. 

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