Djokovic & Federer: 15 Essential Stats
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will meet for the fourth time at Wimbledon when they take to Centre Court for Sunday’s final. This is the 48th match in their FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry and their first on grass since Djokovic prevailed in the 2015 final at The Championships.
ATPTour.com looks at 15 of the stats you need to know ahead of Djokovic and Federer’s latest encounter:
- At least one of Djokovic and Federer has reached the final in all but two editions of The Championships since 2003.
- Djokovic has won his past four matches against Federer and eight of the past 10.
- They have faced off in 13 of the 14 most recent seasons on the ATP Tour
- Djokovic is competing in his 25th major final, Federer his 31st.
- Their most recent clash at the 2018 Rolex Paris Masters, won by Djokovic in a third-set tie-break, was named “Best Match Of 2018” by ATPTour.com
- Both men have won more matches here than any other Grand Slam (Djokovic 71-10, Federer 101-12).
- Federer became the only player to win 100 matches at a Grand Slam with his quarter-final victory over Kei Nishikori.
- Federer is making his 21st consecutive appearance at Wimbledon. He’s the only player from the draw in his debut appearance (1999) to still be active in singles.
- At 37 years and 340 days, Federer will become the oldest man in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam title if he prevails.
- Djokovic is looking to win his fourth major title since turning 30, which only Federer, Rafael Nadal and Rod Laver have accomplished.
- The Serbian looks to become the first man in the Open Era over the age of 30 to successfully defend a Wimbledon title.
- Djokovic has been aggressive on returns throughout the tournament, racking up 71 break points and converting on 34 (48%). He leads the tournament in return games won (34 of 89, 38%).
- The 32-year-old has been efficient in conserving energy, spending 12 hours and 54 minutes on court to reach the semi-finals.
- Djokovic has held serve in 86 of 92 service games (93%), saving 15 of 24 break points. The World No. 1 has only been broken twice in his past four matches.
- Federer is competing in his 12th Wimbledon final, more than any other player in tournament history.
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Djokovic and Federer’s Three FedEx ATP Head2Head Meetings At Wimbledon
|2012||SF||Roger Federer||6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3|
|2014||F||Novak Djokovic||6-7(7), 6-4, 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-4|
|2015||F||Novak Djokovic||7-6(1), 6-7(10), 6-4, 6-3|