Wimbledon Men's Final: Djokovic vs. Federer

Published July 14, 2019 by Sol FH

Wimbledon Men's Final: Djokovic vs. Federer

The stage is set for the highlight match of the year - Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer today at 14:00 GMT.

Today we have the privilege of watching history in the making, as Roger Federer will be taking on Novak Djokovic in the 2019 Wimbledon Men's Final. Federer will be going after his 21st Grand Slam title, while Djokovic will be looking for his 16th. The best think about all of this is that we will be treated to the current No. 1 and No. 2-ranked players in the world, and, legends of tennis playing against each other. 

When Roger Federer took on Pete Sampras 10 years ago at Wimbledon, Sampras held the men's singles Grand Slam wins record at 14. Now, Sampras is back in fourth place all-time, with Djokovic, Nadal, and, Federer ahead of them. 

This will be yet another example of the world's best going head-to-head, where in fact all of the last 11 major titles have been won by one of the "Big Three" (Federer, Nadal, & Djokovic). Djokovic would have been playing Nadal if Federer hadn't been able to beat his main competition in the Semifinal. 

No Strangers on the Court

Today's matchup will be the 48th time that Federer and Djokovic have met on the court. They are actually setting a record, as this will be their 16th meeting in a Grand Slam. Djokovic, defending Wimbledon champion, has beaten Federer at the last two Wimbledon finals, in 2014 and 2015. A stat that is particularly uncommon for Federer is that Djokovic owns their win-record in head-to-head competitions at 25-22. He (Djokovic) is the only player in the world to have a winning record over Federer. 

Federer has had a second-wind in his long career. He has found the way to beat his arch-rival Nadal, taking six of their last seven matches, but, Djokovic is still a mystery that he cannot solve. Djokovic has not lost to Federer since 2015. 

“I think the moment you’ve played somebody probably more than 15 times, especially in recent years also a few times, there’s not that much more left out there,” Federer claimed. “Especially you know where the players go when it matters — how much can you still surprise somebody?

“At the end of the day, it comes very much down to who’s better on the day, who’s in a better mental place, who’s got more energy left, who’s tougher when it comes to the crunch.”

Djokovic was also asked to comment about the match against the beloved Federer, and, how it must be hard to play against someone that the fans truly love. Djokovic related he would “know what to expect. Regardless of who’s across the net, or what is happening around, I’ll give it all.”

Wimbledon Betting Markets

The odds are already up for the Wimbledon Men's Final. Djokovic leads according to bet365 Sports at 1.55, while Roger Federer is at 2.60 to win. bet365 Sports will have Live In-Play betting available too. 

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