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N. Djokovic (SRB)
R. Federer (SUI)
|N. Djokovic (SRB) (1)||7(7)||1||7(7)||4||13(7)|
|R. Federer (SUI) ||6(5)||6||6(4)||6||12(3)|
|Set won by N. Djokovic||13(7) - 12(3)||N. Djokovic leads 3 to 2|
|Set won by R. Federer||4 - 6||R. Federer has tied the match at 2 sets all|
|Set won by N. Djokovic||7(7) - 6(4)||N. Djokovic leads 2 to 1|
|Set won by R. Federer||1 - 6||R. Federer has tied the match at 1 set all|
|Set won by N. Djokovic||7(7) - 6(5)||N. Djokovic leads 1 to 0|
Two legends of men’s tennis face-off in the 2019 Wimbledon Final as Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic square off. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 11pm (AEST).
With 35 major titles between them, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will both enter tennis immortality when they eventually do decide to call it quits and leave the tour. As for now, that seems unlikely and the two have shrugged off all the challenges thrown at them in their runs to the final.
Federer has dropped just three sets, one of which came in his relatively comfortable victory over Rafael Nadal in the semi-final on Friday.
Despite a few slow starts in matches, his 2019 Wimbledon campaign has looked solid once the Swiss has been able to find his rhythm and click into a high gear. With eight titles to his name at the world’s most famous tennis tournament, a 9th would be stunning and no doubt emotional for the 37-year-old.
Djokovic is no slouch in comparison, with five titles of his own and still has a realistic chance of passing Federer on the all-time list of major winners should he finish his career as strongly as he began it.
The Serb has dropped just two sets on his way to the final and the 32-year-old has effectively been cruising through the tournament to this point. This will no doubt be his toughest challenge thus far, faced with the king of both grass and Wimbledon and a pro-Federer crowd most likely.
Strap in for this one, it will most likely be something of an epic considering the skill, pride and determination of the two men involved. Picking a winner will prove difficult, good luck if you dare give it a go.
There are logical reasons why both players can win this match. If Federer plays aggressively, moves forward and dominates at the net, Djokovic may struggle to combat his artistry. Alternatively, if Djokovic uses his immense power from the baseline to keep Federer involved in long rallies and prevents his attacks, the Serb will prevail.
Most likely, it will be a combination of both, with the key moments deciding the outcome deep into sets. Throw in the role of the serve and which player enjoys a better day and tipping the outcome in this one becomes a murky task.
Federer in 5 sets.
Where: Wimbledon, London
When: Sunday 14th July 2019, 11pm (AEST)
TV: Seven Network
Betting: Roger Federer $2.51, Novak Djokovic $1.51