Justin previews Sunday’s Wimbledon Final between top seed Novak Djokovic and 7-time champion Roger Federer.
Top seed Djokovic is looking to win the Wimbledon crown for the second time, following victory in 2011 (d. Nadal), while Federer is attempting to become the first man to win eight titles at SW19, having lifted the trophy in 2003-’07, ’09 and most recently in 2012, with victory over Andy Murray. The Basel native will contest his ninth Wimbledon final, having also finished runner-up to Rafael Nadal in the unforgettable 2008 final.
Should Djokovic win his seventh Grand Slam championship, the Serb would reclaim the No. 1 spot in the Emirates ATP Rankings, which he relinquished to Nadal on 7 October, 2013. Federer’s run to the semi-finals will see him return to World No. 3 and usurp Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka as Swiss No. 1.
The 32-year-old Federer leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head series 18-16, winning two of their three meetings this season, most recently on clay in the semi-finals of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. Their only other grass-court contest was also their last Grand Slam battle, two years ago in the Wimbledon semi-finals, which Federer won in four sets. It will be their 12th Grand Slam meeting (Federer leads 6-5) and the 10th time they have played each other in a final (Djokovic leads 5-4).”
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