'Epic Battle Of The Titans!!!!' Celebrities React To Federer-Nadal XL
Tennis fans worldwide were riveted by the latest installment of the storied Roger Federer - Rafael Nadal rivalry, with the Swiss and Spaniard facing off at Wimbledon for the first time since their epic 2008 final.
David Beckham, Hugh Grant, Jude Law, Leona Lewis, Damian Lewis and Bear Grylls were among those in attendance for the semi-final match at the All England Club, while other celebrities, sports stars and tennis players reacted to the action via social media. #Fedal40 lived up to the hype, according to the tweets sent by the likes of actor Hugh Jackman, Kobe Bryant and more.
Federer prevailed against Nadal 7-6(3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in just over three hours, setting up a final rematch with World No. 1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic.
Here's a look at some of the best tweets about Federer-Nadal XL:
“Come on Rog!” Thank you @wimbledon for the incredible day in the Royal Box - the greatest of honours - and what a moment to watch @rogerfederer win one of the most iconic tennis matches of our time against the great fighter and sportsman @rafaelnadal . … https://t.co/EGrfsF9rVj pic.twitter.com/VCkzov3l2C— Bear Grylls (@BearGrylls) July 12, 2019
Figured I’d “relax” by watching @rogerfederer vs @RafaelNadal on my tour bus ...— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) July 12, 2019
What was I thinking?! Impossible to relax with the wave of emotion that always comes w #Rafa vs #Roger at #Wimbledon!!
Now I’m freaking exhausted!
Nap time before #MixTapeTour pic.twitter.com/VN2lkOwHnn
Federer and Nadal: Boy they’ll be missed when their careers end. So bloody good. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 12, 2019
Oh man, goodness me, Federer😳On a different level tonight. Best I’ve ever seen him play— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) July 12, 2019
My great friend & GOAT @rogerfederer - the undisputed Master of Wimbledon - produced one of his greatest performances there today. Rafa also played some unbelievable tennis and it takes two to produce a classic. Roger can go all the way, it will be a final for the ages.— Rod Laver (@rodlaver) July 12, 2019
Pure class act. Tennis is the winner👍🏼 https://t.co/RukOrm68RH— Magnus Norman (@normansweden) July 12, 2019
To be so calm and allow put skill to take over in the most tense situations: Roger— Somdev Devvarman (@SomdevD) July 12, 2019
To hit insane shots when you're backs against the wall and fight like no km has ever fought before: rafa
We are lucky to witness this
WHAT A MATCH! 🔥🔥🔥— Nicolas Kiefer (@Nicolas_Kiefer) July 12, 2019
Thanks @rafaelnadal & @rogerfederer for a fenomenal match!!! More than a great game! You’ve teached a fantastic lesson of effort, commitment and respect beyond courts: a life learning! An epic match at #wimbledon!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/l0v6qV0s8k— Gustavo Kuerten (@gugakuerten) July 12, 2019
Such a joy to watch @rogerfederer and @RafaelNadal compete. These guys always produce phenomenal tennis. #Federer too good today. #Nadal might be disappointed with his performance but he didn't loose that match. Roger won it. #Wimbledon— Pat Cash (@TheRealPatCash) July 12, 2019
Patrick McEnroe (@PatrickMcEnroe) July 12, 2019