Djokovic and Federer Renew Rivalry at the Wimbledon Finals

The World will be at a standstill on Sunday, 14th July 2019  as two tennis greats go head to head in the Wimbledon finals today.

World Number 1 vs World Number 2   will always be something to anticipate for in any aspect especially sports and in this Tennis, this is always a huge matchup.

The World Number 1, Novak Djokovic faces off with the World Number 2, Roger Federer in the Wimbledon grand slam final.

Roger Federer strolled past longtime foe, Rafael Nadal in 4 sets in the semifinals having met in the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time since 2008 final where Nadal was the winner.

Roger Federer will become the oldest finalist after he eliminated an old rival, Rafael Nadal. (Image Credit: livemint.com)

The Swiss’ prize or perhaps punishment for this victory, is a final against Novak Djokovic who eased past Roberto Bautista Agut in 4 sets in the semifinals.

Federer,37, who will be 38 next month is the oldest men’s singles finalist since Ken Rosewall in 1974 and will be in search for vengeance against Djokovic for the final losses to the Serbian in 2014 Wimbledon and 2015 US Open finals.

This will be the 1st time the two are meeting in a grand slam final since the 2015 US Open.

Federer is the only man to beat Djokovic in all the 4 grand slams and likewise, Djokovic is the only man to beat Federer in the 4 majors.

Novak Djokovic who has won 3 more encounters between him and Federer will be looking to extend that statistic. (Image Credit: SkySports)

The Head to Head record favours the Serbian over the Swiss as they’ve faced each other 47 times with Djokovic winning 25 matches and Federer winning 22.

They’ve met in 4 grand slam finals with The Serbian winning 3 out of the 4.

2007 US Open final- Federer   beat  Djokovic 7-6,7-6,6-4

2014 Wimbledon final- Djokovic beat Federer 6-7.6-4,7-6,5-7,6-4

2015 Wimbledon- Djokovic beat Federer 7-6,6-7,6-4,6-3

2015 US Open final- Djokovic  beat  Federer 6-4,5-7,6-4,6-4

This will be a record   12th Wimbledon final for Federer in search for his 9th Wimbledon title while  Djokovic is playing his 6th Wimbledon in search for his 5th Wimbledon title

Should   Federer win, he’ll have 21 grand slam titles, 3 ahead of Nadal and 6 ahead of Djokovic

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Author: Moses Echodu

Moses is a freelance writer for Newslibre and Programs Manager at the Craft Silicon Foundation. He loves writing about sports, politics and news around the globe and Inspiring new young people!!

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