Djokovic and Federer advance to Wimbledon Final
The final is set!
Novak Djokovic advanced to the final beating a tough Bautista Agut in four hard fought sets. Bautista Agut played a wonderful second set, but unfortunately for him, it was not possible for him to maintain that level.
Djokovic eventually wore him down and broke his will with consistency and great shot making. A perfect example of Djokovic’s prowess came at 4-2, 30-40 with Djokovic serving. He saved break point with a 45-shot rally to go up 5-2 in what is now the longest exchange in men’s singles since records began.
In classic Djokovic style, he slowly pushed him out with numerous cross court backhands before delivering the deadly down the line backhand. Djokovic should be happy with this win, not only because Bautista Agut had beat him in their two previous meetings, but also because he now has a chance to defend his Wimbledon title.
In the semifinal everyone was waiting for, Federer and Nadal did not disappoint. They put on a wonderful display of tennis, athleticism, and sportsmanship. The first set saw both men serving great and taking care of business. Nadal gave Federer an opening in the tie-break and Federer took advantage. It was a completely different Federer in the second set with Roger spraying balls all over the place. Amazingly, Federer came back with a vengeance in the third, looking like Nadal in the second. All of this as David Beckham, Jude Law and Hugh Grant looked on from the Royal Box! Federer took that momentum into the fourth set, breaking early, and held on for the win.
This now sets up another block buster match up with Djokovic. The bad news for Federer is that Djokovic has had his number on grass, beating him in the 2014 and 2015 finals. But as we know, since his return from injury, Federer’s been a different player, winning three Grand Slams. That being said, I don’t see Federer winning this one. Djokovic is too complete on this surface, more complete than Federer if that’s humanly possible. So edge goes to Djokovic.