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Federer, Djokovic Lock Horns For Wimbledon Title



Already the all-time leader in grand slam victories, Roger Federer can win a 21st grand slam title and ninth Wimbledon crown today when he squares off against rival Novak Djokovic in a highly-anticipated men’s final at Centre Court of the All England Club.

The 2019 Wimbledon final features the top seed, defending champion and No. 1 player in the world (Djokovic) against the second seed, top Wimbledon champion of all-time and No. 3-ranked player (Federer). Djokovic enters the Wimbledon 2019 men’s final having dispatched Roberto Bautista Agut in four sets. Federer also needed four sets to defeat another rival, Rafael Nadal. Sunday’s match

Roger Federer admits clashes with Novak Djokovic can be “brutal” for the loser given how well matched the two players are, but he is relishing Sunday’s Wimbledon final.

There will be no surprises against Novak Djokovic, acknowledges the Swiss great, with a “brutal, tough” Wimbledon final expected.

The two are certainly no strangers to one another, playing 47 times on the ATP Tour with Djokovic edging the overall record on 25 wins.

The world number one has also won their past two contests at Wimbledon and Federer expects fine margins to decide a hard-fought affai

“It’s the same as going into a Rafa match,” the Swiss 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 that much more left out there.

“When you know where the players go when it really matters, how much can you still surprise somebody?

“We had a great match against each other in Paris just recently [Djokovic won 7-6 (8-6) 5-7 7-6 (7-3)]. I hope we can back it up from there.”

Federer’s preparation for the showpiece will be limited, but he is confident he is well set to continue his fine form at Wimbledon.

Djokovic, chasing his fifth Wimbledon title,  said “This has been the dream tournament for me since I was a child,” said 32-year-old Djokovic.

“So to be in another final is a dream come true. Regardless of the history and many finals I’ve played, playing finals at Wimbledon is something different so I’ll definitely enjoy that experience and I will play my best against Federer.