Federer’s defeat of Murray in the semi-finals means it’s not the final that everyone was predicting, but it’s hard to argue with Federer’s or Djokovic’s form in making the final.
Federer has won 18 of 19 sets, and that one-set loss came in his only tie-break so far against an ace-serving monster in Samuel Groth. What’s been most impressive about Federer so far is his serve and, having broken the record for the most service games without being broken, he put Murray to bed with another scintillating serving display that defied his advancing years.
In Djokovic, Federer will now face the World Number 1 who is unarguably the best returner in men’s tennis. He’s also looked in top-form throughout the tournament, and only a couple of inspired sets of serving by Kevin Anderson had his fans worried.
The pair have played 40 times before and amazingly the score stands at 20 all. Only two of those were on grass, though that score also stands level at 1-1.
They have met in 9 grand slams, with the score at Federer 5 Djokovic 4, though Djokovic has won four of their last six grand slam encounters.
The pair have also met in 14 finals, with Djokovic holding a 9-5 advantage. Perhaps more significantly he has won six of their last seven finals.
Final Wimbledon Mens Tip
The heart hopes that Federer may get one last Wimbledon title after which he may well retire though, if the nerves and desire take over, Djokovic will be waiting to pounce. Federer is also the outsider of the two at 11/10 – and the heart says he’s the value.
Any final Wimbledon Tennis Tips of your own?