Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are headed for a third straight showdown in the Wimbledon men's final.
Nadal has beaten Federer in three French Open finals and is a four time champion of the only Grand Slam event on clay. But grass is a different story. Federer ran his winning streak on that surface to 65 matches with a clinical 6-3, 7-6, 6-4 victory over Marat Safin in the first men's semifinal of the Championships.
Nadal then raced past 94th-ranked Rainer Schuettler 6-1, 7-6, 6-4. Neither finalist has dropped a set over his first six matches of the fortnight.
Federer will be playing in his 16th Grand Slam final on Sunday and will be trying to break Bjorn Borg's Open era record by capturing his sixth straight title at the All England Club.
Nadal is again trying to become the first man since Bjorn Borg in 1980 to win Wimbledon and the French Open in the same year.
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