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2014 Wimbledon men’s final tips – no fairy tale for Federer

"Hopefully I can tactically prepare myself and execute well to not allow him to be in top shape on Sunday."


Novak Djokovic set to claim his second Wimbledon title in four sets this afternoon

Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal fell by the way side although the other top seeds have made it to the final at SW19 to set up a treat of a final on Sunday afternoon.

Roger Federer continues to defy time and will be going for an eighth Wimbledon title, with the Swiss legend having claimed five successive triumphs between 2003 and 2007 before further victories in 2009 and 2012.

Federer has fairly breezed through the tournament this year, dropping just the one set en route to the final and that was against compatriot Stan Wawrinka in the quarter final before storming back to win.

The 32-year-old beat Milos Raonic on Friday to set up what could be his last ever Wimbledon final and you can get 6/4 with Ladbrokes free bet that Federer claims victory against one of his arch-rivals.

Federer has produced some sumptuous tennis although his route to the final has been aided by the early exit of Nadal, with Novak Djokovic having coming through a tight semi-final contest to set up a tilt at what would be his second Grand Slam victory on grass.

The number one seed has played a lot more tennis than Federer, beating Marin Cilic in the last eight having been taking to five sets by the Croatian. Things looked like being a little easier against Grigor Dimitrov in the last round before the Bulgarian came back from a set down and looked about to level 2-2 in sets.

Even so, Djokovic is a master of finding a way to win close matches and William Hill offer a fair 8/13 that the Serbian claims victory, going one step better than last year when he was beaten in the final by Andy Murray.

It’s hard to see Djokovic winning in straight sets given that he’s prone to dipping midway through matches before finishing strongly, with a four set win looking pretty tasty at 3/1 with bet365.

Djokovic is clearly hatching a game plan to deal with the top form of Federer, saying: “His level has been very high, I have to say.

“I’ve been watching him in a few matches. He didn’t have many tough matches up to the quarter-finals. Against Stan (Wawrinka) he played well.

“With his immense experience of winning this title so many times and from being so dominant in men’s tennis for over a decade, of course that helps in the approach of a grand slam final.

“Hopefully I can tactically prepare myself and execute well to not allow him to be in top shape on Sunday.”

Novak Djokovic in four sets @ 3/1 with bet365