Wimbledon: Federer takes on Djokovic in epic finale

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14 Jul 2019

Wimbledon 2019 final: All about Roger Federer versus Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are all set to battle it out for the men's singles title at Wimbledon 2019 on Sunday.

Federer rolled back the years after beating Rafael Nadal in the semis.

On the other hand, Djokovic produced a dominant display against Roberto Bautista Agut.

Here we present a complete preview of the Wimbledon 2019 finale.

Head-to-head

Djokovic slightly ahead of Federer in head-to-head meetings

Djokovic slightly ahead of Federer in head-to-head meetings

This will be another major test for Federer against a famed rival like Djokovic.

The two share a rich rivalry on the tennis court.

In a 13-year showdown, the two have met on 47 occasions.

Djokovic leads the show by a 25-22 margin.

He has won 15 Slam titles, whereas, Federer had pocketed 20.

At Wimbledon it's four honors versus a record-breaking eight.

Wimbledon

Can Djoker complete this stunning hat-trick against Federer?

Djokovic leads the line against Federer in nine out of 16 encounters in Grand Slams.

Notably, both players boast wins over each other at every major. This is pretty unique.

At Wimbledon, they have met on three occasions. Djokovic has a 2-1 advantage.

This will be the third Wimbledon final between the two legends.

Djokovic had beaten Federer in 2014 and 2015 showdowns here.

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Federer

Federer eyeing first Slam since 2018 Australian Open

Federer eyeing first Slam since 2018 Australian Open

Federer will be itching to get his hands on a 21st Slam title.

This will see him take a substantial lead against Nadal (18) and Djokovic (15).

His last win came at the 2018 Australian Open.

Federer last won the Wimbledon title in 2017.

Federer will need to raise his bar against the world number one Djokovic. The Serbian has been solid.

Djoker

Djoker has been in devastating form

Djokovic won the Wimbledon titles in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2018.

He has been in superb form since a while now.

The Serb won three successive Slams starting with Wimbledon 2018 title.

He lost in the semis at Roland Garros.

Djokovic will be eyeing his second Slam this year and a fourth in the last five outings.

He is the ultimate favorite to win.

Quotes

View point: What did the two legends say?

View point: What did the two legends say?

"We all know how good he is anywhere, but especially here. This surface complements his game very much. He loves to play very fast. He takes away the time from his opponent," said Djokovic on Federer.

"If I think of Novak, one thing that jumps out at me, is his jump back and to the left," said Federer on world number one Djokovic.

When and where to watch the grand finale?

The match starts at 6:30 PM IST on Sunday. One can watch the match live on the Star Sports Network and stream the same on Hotstar (paid subscription).

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