Having played out arguably the greatest tennis match of all time at Wimbledon during their final clash in 2008, its not a great stretch to predict that today’s showdown between the two veterans will likely be the game of the tournament – and certainly the most anticipated. You can watch all the action from Centre Court no matter where you are in the world with our Wimbledon Federer vs Nadal live stream guide below.
Roger Federer vs Rafa Nadal – where and when
Today’s second men’s semi-final takes place on Centre Court at the legendary All England Club in Wimbledon, South West London.
Play is due to start at around 4.30pm BST local time.
Nadal eased to victory against Federer at the same stage of the French Open last month, but today should be different, with the Swiss eight-time Wimbledon champ playing on his preferred surface of grass.
With 38 grand slams between them, today marks the 40th clash between two of the game’s greatest ever players. Nadal leads the head to heads 24–15, with Federer edging their Wimbledon encounters 2–1.
Both players have rolled back the years with their runs to the semi-final. Nadal in particular showed plenty of resilience to see off Nick Kyrgios within four sets during their thrilling second round match – the only one where the Spaniard has dropped a set. Meanwhile Federer has so far hit an astonishing 206 winners to 88 unforced errors in his five matches at this year’s Wimbledon Championships – not bad for an old-timer who will be celebrating his 38th birthday next month.
It’s set to be a classic Wimbledon moment, and one you’ll be able to watch using the guide below – read on to find out how to get a Federer vs Nadal live stream from 2019 Wimbledon no matter where you are in the world and see who will face Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s final.
Use a VPN to live stream all the tennis at Wimbledon from outside your country
This match is being broadcast all over the world – we’ll tell you some of the UK, US< Australian, Canada and New Zealand broadcasters below.
But if you’re abroad today and still want to watch your familiar old coverage, you’ll need to download and install a VPN to get around the geo-restrictions that will block you.
It’s really easy to live stream Wimbledon with a VPN, especially as we’ve done the hard work for you by reviewing over 100 of the best (and worst) providers to see which one is best. Honestly, it was quite an easy choice to pick out ExpressVPN, thanks to its water-tight security, rapid connection speeds and super easy-to-use interface.
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And don’t forget that getting a VPN isn’t just a great idea for watching tennis. Your day-to-day online life (think banking and shopping) is made safer with a Virtual Private Network thanks to the anonymous, encrypted tunnels they use. They’re great for accessing blocked websites and loads of people use them to access foreign Netflix catalogues, too.
How to live stream Federer vs Nadal in the UK for free
The BBC has got comprehensive coverage of this match and all of Wimbledon (as always!). There are HD and 4K UHD possibilities and you can also watch via laptop, mobile and tablet on the iPlayer app, completely free.
Today’s match will be broadcast live on BBC 1, with coverage starting at 1.45pm
Out of the UK today? You’ll soon find that the iPlayer coverage is geo-blocked. Annoying, but as we explain above, getting a VPN to virtually relocate to the UK. Once you’ve installed one and connected to a UK-based server, head over to TVPlayer.com where you’ll find all of the UK’s Freeview channels in one, robust place.
How to watch a Roger Federer vs Rafa Nadal live stream in the US
US tennis fans have a couple of different options for catching today’s semi-final on TV. You can either tune into the Tennis Channel or ESPN. It’s worth knowing that both of these are cable-based services so in order to watch you’ll need to have a subscription.
Unless you’re a cable cutter, in which case you can also access the ESPN Wimbledon live stream by grabbing a subscription (or free trial) to any of the following TV streaming services:
Logging in to the broadcast from overseas is also a great option using a US VPN and following the instructions above.
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How to watch a Federer vs Nadal live stream in Australia for FREE
Good news Down Under – free-to-air Channel Seven is showing Wimbledon 2019 coverage. That means you can enjoy it directly through your TV or you can stream it via 7live.com.au on your favourite gadget be it a phone, tablet or computer.
Live coverage will also be on offer from Fox if you’re a cable subscriber Down Under. And then there’s the new face in sports streaming, Kayo (early rounds live, quarter finals onwards on demand). A Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously. Alternatively, the service also offers a Kayo Sports Premium Package, which provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month.
If you try to watch any of that Wimbledon coverage online outside Australia, you’ll need to use a VPN.
How to live stream Roger Federer vs Rafa Nadal in Canada
Like in the US, Canada has cable-only viewing of Wimbledon 2019 – this time on TSN. It’s a subscription service, we’re afraid, so you’ll have to pay some dollars if you want to watch this year’s tennis action.
Stream Federer vs Nadal live in New Zealand for free
Free-to-air TVNZ is showing all the action from Wimbledon 2019 for FREE in New Zealand. That includes today’s match which will be broadcast on the Duke channel.
Additionally, Spark Sport will also be showing matches. It offers a free seven-day trial to get a taste of the new service, and is $19.99 thereafter.
And don’t forget that using a VPN will allow you to watch those options even when you’re away from New Zealand. So really handy if you’re on holiday while Wimbledon 2019 is on.