Roger Federer ordered to retire from tennis if he loses to Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon

Roger Federer ordered to retire from tennis if he loses to Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon

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The pair are in battle in SW19 in the semi-finals in their first meeting at the tournament since 2008.

Roger Federer won the first set on a tie-break before Nadal ran away with the second, winning 6-1.

And fans believes the Swiss star should call it a day if he can’t pull off victory.

One wrote on social media: “If Federer loses to Nadal on grass again, it’s time to retire, not even exaggerating here. Djokovic and Federer should never lose to Nadal on this surface, NEVER!”

Another added: “Roger Federer will retire after this match if he loses”

While a third wrote: “LMFAO FEDERER IS GETTING TIRED. TIME TO RETIRE OLD MAN”

And one more commented: “Federer please retire already. Hard to watch him struggling on these levels.”

A fellow fan simply said: “Federer is done, time to retire.”

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Pundit John McEnroe had explained the only way he feels Federer can beat Rafael Nadal prior to the match.

“You play against a guy like Nadal, the guy wants to tear your heart out, he wants to eat you alive,” he told the BBC.

“I mean, he plays with such intensity.

“To me, the only chance you have when you play a guy like Nadal is you’ve got to try to match that.”

“I know when I played [Jimmy] Connors, who was our equivalent at the time, every point was like the last point you’re ever going to play.

“You try to look at yourself in the mirror and say, ‘Am I doing as much as this guy?’ and most of the time the answer is no.

“I get it’s so difficult to do, but you have to try.”

The winner of the semi-final will face Novak Djokovic on Sunday.

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