Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal battle for a place in the Wimbledon final on Friday, 11 years after they mesmerised Centre Court in a Grand Slam championship match widely regarded as the greatest ever played.
Over a decade later, the sport's two most successful players now have 38 Grand Slam titles between them and more than $100 million in prize money each.
Bautista Agut, a first-time Grand Slam semifinalist, is supposed to be on the island of Ibiza right now, having a bachelor party with a half-dozen pals ahead of his November wedding.
"I remember back in the day how he used to serve, and now how much bigger he's serving, how much faster he finishes points".
That´s despite Federer having five titles at the US Open while Nadal has three.
"Roger's playing a lot better tennis because he played the clay-court season", the pundit told ESPN.More news: 'Cheddar' From 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Dies At Age 13
"The only thing - and probably the only reason why we're able to be where we are - is because we love the game", Nadal said. I just felt like, you know, it's not really going through. He feels comfortable here.
In 2008, the Spaniard won his first Wimbledon crown after a 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (8-10), 9-7 marathon that lasted nearly five hours.
It meant it was game on for a Federer-Nadal blockbuster and all the Spaniard had to do to ensure Act 40 of the most compelling rivalry in tennis became a reality was to win one more point and another set.
"I thought it was the best Wimbledon final of all time", Becker said.
"So we're very lucky to have this opportunity again on Friday. I go about it like every other match".
"And that's not a knock on his current form-he's dropped just two sets in five matches, and both were the first set in matches he ended up winning comfortably-but instead an acknowledgment of how well Nadal is playing".
The Spanish third seed has yet to face a seeded player and has only been truly tested once, in his four-set second round victory over Nick Kyrgios in what was comfortably the tournament's most bad-tempered match.
"I think it was a wise decision for him to play the clay [court season] because physically he is in good shape and it has put him in a position to win the Championship", Becker, who also coached Djokovic to Wimbledon glory in 2014 and 2015, said.More news: R. Kelly arrested on federal child pornography charges: USA attorney
"Personally, 2008 was a little bit more emotional for me".
"Technically he has always been the finest, but his physical level is still incredible and it is unbelievable at his age. I don't know how he does it".
Friday's semifinals will mark the first time since 2007 that Federer, Nadal and Djokovic - considered "the big three" of men's tennis - have all reached Wimbledon's final four. I am hitting the backhand better.
"The way he plays has improved a lot, particularly the serve".
Nadal, who demolished Federer in straight sets in the semi-finals at Roland Garros last month on his way to a 12th title in Paris, admits his game has developed since 2008.
"If Rafa wins the French Open it is a good year, if he wins another Slam as well it is a great year".
If Djokovic versus Bautista-Agut is the starter today, the main course for most neutrals is Rafa Nadal against Roger Federer, as the two main seeds from the bottom half of the draw meet, in their 42nd head to head clash.
Nadal is a sparkling 6-0 against Federer at the French Open, but just 1-2 at Wimbledon.More news: United States plans military coalition to safeguard waters off Iran, Yemen