Djokovic vs Federer : Wimbledon men’s final Federer, though widely considered to be the finest grass-court player in history, has a losing head-to-head record against his great Serbian rival at the All England Club.
Current champion Djokovic cruised past Roberto Bautista Agut in a four-set semi-final and will go into this match as favourite.
A meeting of two of tennis’ all-time greats will conclude ESPN’s exclusive coverage of The Championships, Wimbledon in the Gentlemen’s Championship on Sunday, July 14, at 9 a.m. ET — top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic vs. #2 Roger Federer in their 48th meeting.
Djokovic leads their rivalry with a 25-22 record including 9-6 at Majors, 3-1 in Major finals and 2-1 at Wimbledon (both Djokovic’s wins were in the Championship). Chris Fowler will call the match with John and Patrick McEnroe. An encore presentation will air on ABC at 3 p.m.
“I’ve played with Roger in some epic finals here a couple years in a row, so I know what to expect,” Djokovic said.
“I think the moment you’ve played somebody probably more than 15 times, especially in recent years also a few times, there’s not much more left out there,” Federer said.
Two of the greatest players in the history of tennis, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, will go head-to-head once again in Sunday’s men’s singles Wimbledon final.
With 12 titles between them, Federer will be looking for his eighth SW19 triumph, while Djokovic is chasing a fifth, which would draw him level with Bjorn Borg’s haul.
Federer, though widely considered to be the finest grass-court player in history, has a losing head-to-head record against his great Serbian rival at the All England Club.
His two losses to the world No. 1 have both come in the finals – with Djokovic clinching the 2014 and 2015 titles – with his only win coming seven years ago in the semi-finals.
Should he win on Sunday, world No. 3 Federer will equal Martina Navratilova‘ record nine-title haul in SW19 – a number not matched by any other man or woman in history.