Wimbledon 2014: Roger Federer v Novak Djokovic match preview

A look ahead to the men’s singles final

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There are some sporting rivalries that need no introduction. The one between Novak and Roger is certainly one of them. Whenever the Joker meets the Gentleman we’re up for a treat.


Fededer who has only lost one Wimbledon final to day, is contesting for a record 8 title at SW19. It will however be the first time that he faces Djokovic on the final day.

They met each other 34 times before. Federer won 18 times, Djokovic proved better on 16 occasions. Their encounters went down in history as some of the best five-setter thrillers.

En route to the final Federer was up against Milos Raonic, Stan Wawrinka, Tommy Robredo, Santiago Giraldo, Gilles Muller and Paolo Lorenzi and has dropped only one set in total (against Wawrinka).

His rival had a much tougher two weeks in London playing against Grigor Dimitrov, Marin Cilic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gilles Simon, Radek Stepanek and Andrey Golubev and lost a total of four sets.

Although Djokovic is still the favourite, Federer will not give up without a fight. If Rod Laver and other tennis experts were right that Roger has another Grand Slam in him than when if not now and where if not at his beloved Wimbledon?


START: Sunday, Centre Court, 2pm


2014- Monte Carlo (Clay) Federer won 7-5 6-2

2014- Indian Wells (Hard) Djokovic won 3-6 6-3 7-6

2014- Dubai (Hard) Federer won 3-6 6-3 6-2


Roger Federer won Wimbledon a record (joined with Pete Sampras) seven times.

Wimbledon 2014 is Federer’s 61 Grand Slam. He is playing in his 25 final.

Federer has 79 career titles to his name, while Djokovic has 44

It is the third Wimbledon final in four years for Novak Djokovic.


Federer to win 2.37

Djokovic to win 1.61

TV: BBC1 at 2pm