In an "I can't hear you cheering now" jibe, Djokovic wanted to hit back at the crowd for supporting Bautista Agut.
The pair met at the French Open semifinals in June; Nadal dispatched the Swiss in straight sets on a windy day en route to his 12th title at Roland Garros, the most victories any man has at any Grand Slam.
So, the 2.62 about no tie breaks is certainly an option again in a tournament that plenty of players have complained about in terms of the slowness of the courts.
Actually, there have been 64 matches already that have featured at least one tie break, which will be down on last year's 77, but it's about the same as the 67 of 2017 and more than the 60 of 2016.
"We had some brutal conditions to play (in) there".
"What has impressed me most about Roger's game is his mobility, he is still able to get to every ball on the court".
Roberto Bautista Agut has evened his Wimbledon semifinal against defending champion Novak Djokovic after winning the second set 6-4. According to Oddschecker, the Spaniard is a 10/13 favorite to win, while Federer is a 23/18 shot.
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Let's take a look at the betting history behind Nadal and Federer's 13 Grand Slam matches dating all the way back to their first showdown in 2005...
Strangely, they've only met on three occasions on grass throughout their career - a nod to Nadal's struggles on grass this decade, perhaps - with Federer taking two of those clashes.
Djokovic has been in fine form, losing only set thus far, to Polish 22 year old Herbert Hurkacz, who provided a stern challenge.
"Going to try to use my experience in being in these kind of matches, get myself tactically prepared", Djokovic said. "[.] One thing Nadal has clearly never had is an attitude problem so we await tomorrow with appetites newly whetted".
But Bautista Agut held his nerve well and after a Djokovic hold at the start of the second set he won 11 of the next 12 points.
And Djokovic taunted the Centre Court spectators by putting his finger to his ear after winning a crucial point.
It would have been easy for Djokovic to settle for being the best baseliner of all time but over the last few years he has worked to improve his volleying game and that was vital here, as he won 42 out of 53 points at the net.
Stream: WatchESPN and the ESPN App. ESPN3 will offer the "Wimbledon Multicam, with boxes focusing on each player, online and on the ESPN app".
When it comes to the tournament as a whole, Novak Djokovic is 7/10 to defend his title, followed by Nadal at 16/5 and Federer at 4/1.