July 12, 2019 -- Wimbledon, UK

In what have could have passed for the Wimbledon Finals, Roger and Rafa faced off for the 40th time today in the Wimbledon Semifinals!

In a close, tight first set, Roger squeaked out the first set breaker to jump ahead. But Rafa came roaring back and decidedly took the second set. 

The points remained epic as the two battled with Roger edging Rafa on the 2-week old grass courts which were playing a bit slow today. 

Roger finally converted match point for an emotional victory over his long time rival, 7-6(3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.

He will be looking for his 9th Wimbledon title on Sunday against Novak Djokovic.