Poll: Who’ll Win The Wimbledon Final, Novak Djokovic Or Roger Federer?
by Staff | July 10th, 2015, 2:15 pm
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The final is set and it’s a rematch from last year as world No. 1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic will battle 7-time champion Roger Federer Sunday in the 2015 Wimbledon final.

The top-seeded Djokovic has won 13 straight matches at the All England Club including a 5-set win over Federer in 2014. But Federer has never looked better after displaying some of his best tennis today in a 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 victory over rival Andy Murray to reach his 10th career Wimbledon final.

Djokovic looked good too also winning in straights over Richard Gasquet 7-6(2), 6-4, 6-4, losing the same number of games as Federer.

Head-to-head, Federer leads 20-19 and in Slams in an even 6-6 and in Slam finals it’s 1-1. Djokovic has won the last two meetings this year at Indian Wells and at Rome upping his mark overall in finals to 8-5 over the Swiss.

Djokovic, though, is just 8-8 in Grand Slam finals splitting his last four. Federer has won 17 of 25 and 5 of 7 at Wimbledon.

In this top two match up, who’s your pick to win?


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69 Comments for Poll: Who’ll Win The Wimbledon Final, Novak Djokovic Or Roger Federer?

Humble Rafa Says:

I seriously think this thread was started to initiate a fight between normal people and people who lack the ability to reason.


FedExpress Says:

federer no doubt. he seems to be on a mission. no mental lapses whatsoever apart from the DF againsts groth to gift the mini break and the set in the TB.

i am pretty confident he will win this. last year he was close although he had no forehand whatsoever.
this year he is a complete package.


Daniel Says:

Fed will have to keep his level and good serving, which as per last matches he lost likely will, but also it depends on Djoko. If Djoko plays like he has all tournament, think Fed wins, if Djoko up his level of play (not surprisingly against Fed), he will take it.

But having to win tiebreak against Gasquet gives me hope Fed can do better.

Expect minimum 4 or most likely 5 sets, hope this time if it goes to a fifth set, Fed start serving first;-)

I will be glad who ever wins, and as mentioned before, Fed can “afford” to lose this final more so than Djoko with all he has accomplished, he is just going for history now, nothing left to prove, although winning an 8th Wimbledon and 18th major would shake some people core basis about tennis right. How can a 33 almost 34 year old, beat the world #1, defending champion and in prime champion in one of his greatest last 12 months?!
But that is the thing in tennis, 2 great matches in a row, and Fed could have this Slam.

May the best man win and hope for another classic as these two always provide great play.


sienna Says:

Daniel I dont think fed has put a footh wrong the previous 5 but today level was absurd.
and he is ready to continue sunday.

obviously novak cannot touch him in this mode. Murray match was toughest.

Becker is taking out his poker deck to reason with novak.


sienna Says:

I knew Federer was gonna win this year as soon he hit the tweener against Sam.
It was settled right then and there.


Gee Says:

Was this for the muppets to vicariously live through an imaginary fred? Murray is a heavy and awkward dude. he clearly couldn’t serve his way out a paper bag. It’s not like most people cared to watch.
The fred floons hype murray up to trash novak’s goat status. Fred’s serve can’t bail himself out so the old age and injury excuses came even during the 2003-2007 era..
Sorry to burst their phony bubble but novak can play as long as he likes and he doesn’t need hewitt, sam groth or (lmao) roddick to promote him on grass.


kjb Says:

@Gee

hahahaha. 10 Wimbledon finals is all that Fred needs to promote himself on grass.


Hippy Chick Says:

Sienna hold on he hasnt actually won the title yet,and who knows if he will,i hope he does,but your counting your chickens too early….


madmax Says:

Federer was brilliant today, I can see no reason why he won’t be brilliant on Sunday, hippy, sienna was talking but winning against murray today I think. Otherwise, I agree, she needs to exercise some tact.

Sienna, federer was hugely respectful
to novak in interview today, said he didn’t know whether he would beat novak, that he had been the best player for some 3 or 4 years, but that he would try his best to win Sunday.

This the spirit roger!…xo


Hippy Chick Says:

Madmax on the other thread her exact words were Djokorino will get bamboozled on Sunday….


ABerg Says:

Murray was beaten by Federer 0 and 1 the last time they played (and the 1 was clearly a charity game).

His weak mental state was exposed today, getting broken three times when serving to stay in the set/match. He did not believe that he can win (winning the toss and then giving it back like that!?). I think he came out ready to be embarrassed and he is likely happy that he took the 14 games he did.


Gee Says:

Roddick is such a know it all. Yes, high level competition is about your “iq”. Lol
Is that why you needed to harass, abuse, distract, cheat and lie to make the fred or roddick matches look better?
How about your wrestling novak against the locker? Was that a strategy to help fred dominate dozens of slams? Lmao

“This is a fascinating match-up, with Federer serving as well as he is, and Murray’s ability to break,” Roddick told the BBC, where he is working as a guest analyst. “They have played each other 23 times and their head-to-head record is very close, so they know each other extremely well and they also have two of the highest IQs in the game. “They will know what has been successful in their wins and what hasn’t worked in their defeats. What makes it such a great rivalry is that they both have all the shots – they can both mix up the pace of their shots and come into the net if they need to.”

Federer is probably a bit more aggressive, while Murray is more likely to stay back and let the action come to him. It is probably 65-35 or 60-40 in terms of Federer attacking and Murray not,” Roddick continued. “I have heard people say that Andy needs to be more proactive in rallies, but I am not sure that is the case. With most players, when people talk about that, they mean them trying to hit more winners or coming forward more but it is not quite as simple as that. For Andy, firming up his crosscourt forehand rather than looping it probably won him the Wimbledon title in 2013 because he was able to keep Novak Djokovic at bay. That is what being proactive means for him, not wildly changing everything that works in his game in a desperation move.”

As for who will win, well, Roddick’s guess is as good as yours.


Kimberly Says:

I think Federer has got this one. At least I think the “w” is well within his grasp if he plays well. 6 months ago I would have said no but today I believe. 65-35 fed.


sienna Says:

They are not reading the comments on this site. I know Nadal fans think they do. But they don’t.
if I played myself sure I dd still be focused and talked about opponent with greatest respect. I expect Fed to do just that and deliver this game on Sunday.

With all respect for Djoker, he has never played like that so why now? Novak chance is a drop in level by federer, not only serve level.


Michael Says:

Novak is made of a different mettle than Andy and he will not cow down that easily. He is a valiant fighter who desperately tries till the last.

That said, I would say that the match is literally in Roger’s racquet. If he plays even 75% of the level, he produced against Andy, he is mostly likely to win considering that Novak is not playing that well in this tournament despite the fact that he has reached the finals.

And all the pressure is only on Novak as he is in his prime, the No.l player and widely fancied as favourite by the critics and columnists to win and cannot afford to lose against a 34 year old player who is well past his prime and is in the twilight of his career (although with the way Roger is playing, it definitely doesn’t appear so, he is moving on the court even better than a 20 year old player and his foot movement is impeccable and a delight to watch).

From Roger’s point of view, beating players who are in their prime back to back and going on to win the title will be his crowning glory in his already bloated profile of fantastic achievements.

Looking from Novak’s point of view, the burden is on his shoulders to save the face of Young guns and the new generation. He just cannot afford Roger to win as his conversion ratio in the grand slam finals is just not upto the mark and losing one more after the recent morale shattering Rolland Garros loss to Wawarinka will be really devastating for his career from which he may not recover. So, he is really in a pressure cooker situation and it remains to be seen as to how well he will cope up with this pressure and save the face of current generation of players from the onslaught of a player who belong to the last generation !!


sienna Says:

Michael
great post.


Tennis lover Says:

Last year Roger played his A- game, If Roger sommons his A game with Nole too bringing his A game I will see a similar outcome of French open 2011, which means Federer prevailing in 4 tightly contested sets. In all ways, Novak’s A game can’t withstood Fed’s sublime tennis in Wimbledon. Hoping for great final. Cheers


Wog Boy Says:

Tennis lover,
You either contradicted yourself or I didn’t read it properly, you said if Roger brings his A-game even with Nole bringing his A-game, Roger will win (which I don’t quite disagree…just little bit), but then at the beginig of your post you said “Last year Roger played his A-game”… but he lost if I remember well? So which one is correct?


sienna Says:

A minus game is what you don’t get.

But the point is Roger A game 2014 is lower from A game 2015.

This is TMF. Nuff said.


Wog Boy Says:

^^ is your name “Tennis lover”? I don’t remember asking you any question, so just go and GF, is that clear?


Michael Says:

Thank you Sienna !!


LaverRules Says:

For those putting down Roddick to make Djoko look better; this may come as a cute little surprise that Roddick owns a winning (5:4) H2H against Djoko:).

I thought Murray will win it all but he was given NO chance to play his game by Feds. BTW, Murray with his serve percentage and the level of play against Feds would have beaten the best Djoko in 4 and the “not so aggressively sublime’ Feds in 3. But Feds best is way above Djoko’s and Murray’s combines best. I however, never thought that Fed could bring that aggressive level of all-court play at nearly 34 and in this age of “win-by-attrition” tennis. The courts, string-technology favoring returns and top-spin nowadays is god-sent for retrievers and grinders where-in aggressive grinders like Djoko and Nadal generally beat the not-so-aggressive ones. So Kudos to THE fed and …… as to who will win this Sunday ….. I wish I knew. But if Fed can produce this level again then the scoreline will be worse than what it was with Andy and Djokovic might even have to eat a bagel in one of the sets, which he did in Cincinnati some time back and that too post his amazing 2011 season.


Hippy Chick Says:

Michael i would have to disagree,although Rogers under no pressure to win any slam or anything else anymore,hes much older than Novak so his chances are getting fewer and fewer,he plays fantastic tennis,and im not saying he wont win a GS here or there,but his days of domination are surely gone now,Novak on the other hand is only 28 and has much more time to add to his tally,im not even a fan but hes made the final of every slam this year winning one,and gone deep in almost every other tourney this year,as Jane and Wogboy said they are delighted with their guys season whatever happens next,jeez i sure as hell wish my favorite had had such an amazing season thats only going to continue probably with a USO title as the USO swing is his best part of the year, that you think is dissapointing just because he didnt win the FO….


chris ford1 Says:

Michael – “Looking from Novak’s point of view, the burden is on his shoulders to save the face of Young guns and the new generation. He just cannot afford Roger to win as his conversion ratio in the grand slam finals is just not upto the mark and losing one more after the recent morale shattering Rolland Garros loss to Wawarinka will be really devastating for his career from which he may not recover.”

===============
Michael, WTF?
Djokovic presently holds title to the WTF, 5 Masters, has made 3 straight Slam Finals.
He presently leads the ATP race by over 4,000 points. He drops Wimbledon to Fed and loses 800 points and Fed would gain 800. Still a huge lead.
In the “Race to London” for 2015, after Wimbledon, well over 3,000 points above Andy and Riger.

You are saying that all that and making 3 straight finals is “career ending” for Nole if he fails to win Wimbledon?? Because his Finals “conversion ratio” will fall. Plus he is shattered, just shattered that his pal Stan thrashed him in Paris? Not even.
He’d be disappointed not to win Wimbledon, just like he was disappointed he lost Dubai to Fed and another season warmup to Dr Ivo..but Djokovic is on a friggin tear. He may set a Masters win record. 3 straight 2000 events Finals is something only the best can do.

He loses to the guy he thinks is maybe the best grass court player ever? That is going to shock him into a death spiral??
Career over??

This “Slam Final conversion ratio” is silly stuff as well, as it rests on a great player benefiting from being the only force in a weak era. Or in Rafa’s case, a high conversion to wins in Finals by being the God of Clay and skipping several hard court events on injury and falling in early round at other Slams…


Hippy Chick Says:

Agree with your post Chris Ford1,right up untill the last paragraph anyway….


Hippy Chick Says:

^And why knock two other all time great players,to make another look better,Novak wouldnt want or do that,so your doing him a diservice?^….


sienna Says:

I disagree that US swing is his best part of the year.
Why would a follower of tennis claim such a statement?
If it is he is a big underachiever in that part of the year. He is good but not the best.


Jeez Says:

It’s 7 out of 9 Wimbledon Finals not 5 of 7 !!!

Get the FACTS right ….

;-)


calmdownplease Says:

I think Novak will win tomorrow.
Andy could even have won yesterday too.
He was there, locked in and waiting.
Andy was serving at 74% so that meant he was ON.
Those 5 set points that Andy saved were some of the best tennis ever!
But, simply, he came up against (and was boxed in by) the most astonishingly commanding service performance I think I have seen from any player. It was utterly brilliant and lifted Roger to safety.
That possibly one of the best returners of all time couldn’t get more of a handle on that serve after handling Dr Ivo relatively well is testament to how good it was. Also In fact, the better returning game (as TV noted) was federer’s.
He obviously felt he needed to really hugely go for it and it clicked, big time.
So, If he serves like that again Novak will probably lose.
But the question is, can he?
I think if he could do it again then we would have seen more of it in the past. Obviously his serve is a major aspect of his game & has often got him out of trouble but this was of another order altogether.
It was a very good day at the office indeed, notable because there tends to be so few that are SO good.
But the chances of him replicating it 2 days later are not statistically great and so it will be that Novak’s return will put a lot of pressure on his service games and we are back to normal service.
What’s also inspiring about Roger’s performance is that the top guys can potentially have longer careers. Andy has played about half the matches Roger has and can adapt his game as he gets older as Fed has (due to the options in his game), so he will have plenty of chances to get more slams as his career continues.
The problem however is clear, he must resolve his 2nd serve issue.
The fact that he got Amelie in to assist in his variety was good as she is clearly done a great job, and bjorkman to put some heat into his ROS (remains to be seen).
But why, why, why has he not got someone in to sort out the glaring problem that we all know needs to be addressed?
I do not believe a player with the exceptional (& yet to be fully unleashed) ability of Murray is incapable of solving this, but clearly he needs help.
Anyway good luck to both players tomorrow.
It should be interesting.


calmdownplease Says:

`This “Slam Final conversion ratio” is silly stuff as well, as it rests on a great player benefiting from being the only force in a weak era. Or in Rafa’s case, a high conversion to wins in Finals by being the God of Clay and skipping several hard court events on injury and falling in early round at other Slams…`

Fedal’s good fortune in a nutshell.


Jock-KatH Says:

@CDP – @6.31am.

You put it so beautifully.


Hippy Chick Says:

I dont care for name calling,but jeez some people hang onto one result like their lives depend on it,live goes on you know….


Martin Says:

I think Novak will win final, because he will play the best level, better than whole tournament, Novak will win in four sets :).


George Henry Says:

According to bookies will the winner Djoker, I agree with them…


sienna Says:

Novak cannot touch the level on display yesterday.
He wouldnt have taken out Federer nor Murray.
His skills abillities are not up to the task for taking Federer on a fast court.
slow or higher bouncing ok he can play his strength but the fast lane and low bounce he will not be able to cope.

only if Federer brings his 2014 level. He is favorite but Federer is a level above his 2014 and he has worked to be top notch sunday 12/07. His level will probably be even higher then yesterday.


Michael Says:

All that I am trying to iterate is that there is a huge pressure on Novak more than Roger especially after his demoralizing loss to Wawarinka at Roland Garros. It is a fact that his conversion rate of success in Slams is not great and there is significant room for improvement. It is true that he is Mr. Consistent and is the only one amongst the next generation who successfully challenged the Fedal legacy and became a force to reckon with. He has many achievements to his credit as a player and has a commendable record to boot. But the heat will be on him when he faces Roger on Sunday. Roger can afford to lose as even coming to the finals is a signficant achievement for him considering his age but for Novak who is in his prime it is a must win situation.


Michael Says:

The above post was addressed to Alison !!


Okiegal Says:

I’m going for the older guy in this one. Hope Fed gets his 18th…..being a Rafa fan doesn’t pose a problem for me should he hoist the trophy. It will be after the battle, however. Regardless of who wins, I think we’re in for a real treat!! #1 and #2 in the final…..doesn’t get much better than this. Best wishes to both fan bases!!


Michael Says:

Chrisford1,

I never said career ending. It is your own interpretation. I said it would be devastating from which he would not recover.

I am in no manner trying to belittle the great achievements of Novak. Why I will do that considering that he is my favourite apart from Roger ?

But can anybody deny that Novak is literally in a pressure cooker situation and he has to win tomorrow even from the point of further multiplying his grand slam count. He is in his prime against a player who is well past his prime and he can never suffer the humiliation like Andy. That said, Novak will not tame down rather easily and he will give heck of a fight even when he is down. So, I am preparing myself for a mouth watering final tomorrow to watch two of my favourites on Court battling out one another. May the best man win !!


Okiegal Says:

I do agree with Michael in that the pressure is on Novak……


calmdownplease Says:

`Roger can afford to lose as even coming to the finals is a signficant achievement for him considering his age..`

I’m pretty sure that’s NOT how Fed will see it.
Another slam loss will demonstrate again that as great as he can sometimes still play he doesn’t truly belong in the slam winners circle anymore.
An 18th would clearly put him above the rest and would eliminate any potential threat from a Nadal renaissance, should it occur.
The pressure on him will also be huge as he lost here last year.
So no I completely disagree with that
It’s just not how winners think.
Unless they lose and need to process the loss of course


calmdownplease Says:

There is pressure on both of them i think!


LaverRules Says:

LaverRules Says:

I thought Murray will win it all but he was given NO chance to play his game by Feds. BTW, Murray with his serve percentage and the level of play against Feds would have beaten the best Djoko in 4 and the “not so aggressively sublime’ Feds in 3. But Feds best is way above Djoko’s and Murray’s combines best. I however, never thought that Fed could bring that aggressive level of all-court play at nearly 34 and in this age of “win-by-attrition” tennis. The courts, string-technology favoring returns and top-spin nowadays is god-sent for retrievers and grinders where-in aggressive grinders like Djoko and Nadal generally beat the not-so-aggressive ones. So Kudos to THE fed and …… as to who will win this Sunday ….. I wish I knew. But if Fed can produce this level again then the scoreline will be worse than what it was with Andy and Djokovic might even have to eat a bagel in one of the sets, which he did in Cincinnati some time back and that too post his amazing 2011 season.


sienna Says:

the bookies also let Murray win against Fed.
It blew up in their face.

So weil Murray was fighting the best he could it was all about Federer. same thing happens tomorrow. Question can Djoker raise his game to Murray level and keep it for 2/3 hours. Dont think so.


Daniel Says:

The pressure is on both, but agree with Michael, much more on Novak.

I am a Fed fan first but I will be more sad of Djoko loses because it can harmmhis future more.

Of course Fed wants to be relevant and prove the world he can still win major titles and gives performances such as yesterday, but on paper he should even ve competing for Wimby finals at 32-33.

Novak under more stress.


Giles Says:

Daniel. You couldn’t be more contradictory even if you tried. Lol. You’re a fed fan but want joker to win?


calmdownplease Says:

Well, he is nearly 34, not 32/33
And yes, if he can still play great why not?
Serena doesn’t seem to be having any problems does she?
The tour is older now, 17 year slams winners shall stay in short supply due to the fitness/stamina and strength levels now required.
Anyway I doubt Novak will wilt with the pressure (although there might be a bit of choking as there was last year) but he better hope that Fed doesn’t have another inspired serving day like yesterday, that’s for sure as nobody could beat that!


calmdownplease Says:

`But Feds best is way above Djoko’s and Murray’s combines best`

Nonsense.


calmdownplease Says:

*17 year old slam winners

goodness i must learn to proofread (or slow down when i post)


Nirmal Kumar Says:

Commentators were saying, statistically Roger rarely has consecutive matches with 70%+. Now that he has already done it, i doubt he could do it again for 3rd time in the final.

Last year, it was his return game in the final which hurt him. People get fooled by the stats of last year final, but it was one of his worst performances. He never got into Novak’s service game, and Novak is a pretty decent server and not a great one.


Hippy Chick Says:

Okiegal im also a Rafa fan thats going for Roger,as i think out of the two hes played the best GC tennis of the two this fortnight,and you can put me down as one of his fans thats like you and doesnt give a rats wotsit for GOAT debate and Roger getting furthur away from Rafa either,and Rafa having no chance then of catching him yada bloody yada,i guess some of us just enjoy great tennis rather than it all been about numbers,and this player surpassing that player etc….


chris ford1 Says:

Michael 9:09 AM – “I never said career ending. It is your own interpretation. I said it would be devastating from which he would not recover.”

Michael 12:31 AM – “He just cannot afford Roger to win as his conversion ratio in the grand slam finals is just not upto the mark and losing one more after the recent morale shattering Rolland Garros loss to Wawarinka will be really devastating for his career from which he may not recover.”

Michael, I think it is a case of you saying ‘what I said is not what I really meant’. Meaning you went into over the top hyperbole, saying that making 3 straight Finals at Slams along with winning the WTF Final and winning the last 5 straight of the 6 straight Masters Finals Djokovic made has put him in a career devastating situation – should he fail to win 2 of the 3 Slam Finals.

Slightly akin to someone saying that Serena’s career would be devastated and maybe she will never recover if she falls short in NYC!!!! Because if she fails to win the US Open after winning 4 Slams in a row – Williams would have utterly blown it all by falling short of a calendar year Grand Slam.

I think the truth is that Nole and Federer want to win Wimbledon in the worst way. But whoever loses will recover given their reputation goes yet higher as a great champion making yet another Slam Final and getting to that event with sustained, great tennis. They lose, they go on. That is sport.


Hippy Chick Says:

I think Roger has to be at his very best to beat Novak,but Novak doesnt have to be at his best to beat anyone….


chris ford1 Says:

Sienna – “Question can Djoker raise his game to Murray level and keep it for 2/3 hours. Don’t think so.”

================
Reframed…”Can Nole possibly raise his game to the level of the Great Andy Himself – given he has only beaten Andy 8 straight times and 11 of the last 12 matches they have played?? Can Nole possibly rise to Murray-like performance?? Don’t think so!!”


LaverRules Says:

Any match where attrition and grinding plays an important role, Djoko can beat the old man.

On fast and grass court the match is on fed’s racket barring mental lapses, which are very common at his tennis-age.

And, the game may have gotten older with many players in their 30s but Feds, Stan and Serena are the only players above 30 who are real slam contenders. So at the level of slam-contention anything above 31 is OLD. Kimiko Date-Krumm, who I respect immensely, plays at 40+ but she is not in contention for slams.

But Murray is my all time favorite; not just as a player but as a person too. He is very genuine and a good human.


Gee Says:

Fred fans just can’t accept that wimbledon doesn’t define everyone’s career. Only bitter roddick cried a river about wimbledon fred because he admits he is an unathletic fat clown.

It certainly didn’t do much for john isner, john mcenroe, hewitt and roddick. In fact, they declined when they lost early in all the masters events.

Novak can win 7 wimbledons, but that is just for the slam count in the strong era.
he is dominant and will still destroy the haters for years.
He is the only one with big strength, who dominates fedal and murray in all slams despite suffering with frustrating physical probs, doubts and unconscionable slander by weak era hypocrites roddick and fred.

Fred only pretends halle and wimbledon are his backyards because the joke dearth of talent and lack of practice of players gave him more free cash and media fawning.
It’s like the million dollar salary he received from exhibitions.
Fred sycophants dump on novak’s success and game like novak’s a delicate flower, but then they hype up all fred’s opponents when fred benefits from luck (injured opponents, cakewalk draws).
Without novak, fred would again brag about “dominating tennis” just like when nadal and novak got injured in 2011 and 2012.
Muppets and tools troll around for fred love and reciprocal unconditional love from fred. Just look at the weak era’s roddick and hewitt. Fred and his ‘special pals’ aren’t exactly the best people to brag about.


Ahfi Says:

^ Some minds are messed up for sure..


Margot Says:

LaverRules: Andy is your favourite? where have you been? Come on in the water’s lovely…..well, usually it is ;)
It’s difficult to call isn’t it? If Fed can have another serving day like he just did, reckon even Nole will struggle to beat him and Nole hasn’t looked too convincing at times.
But can he? and if he can’t, Nole in 4 or 5.


tennisfan Says:

Nole will win in 4, no doubt. He is better player than Federer now and Federer will be very nervous as against Rafa.


rafa lover Says:

his third wimbledon and his 9 grandslam


Michael Says:

Chrisford,

I admit that I was not able to express myself properly. I only mean that for Novak another grand slam loss would be morale shattering especially after the very recent Rolland Garros debacle which he has hugely expected to win by a mile. May be, I should not have used the word “he may not recover” and said “difficult to recover”.

Novak definitely has won many Master series title and the World tour finals, but the grand slams are different and it is there surprisingly Novak has relatively not so good conversion ratio despite the fact that he plays five setter better than three setter as he is a late bloomer in a match.


pogi Says:

Fed in 3…


Jock-KatH Says:

Maybe this river runs deeper than Nole v Roger? The winner will be Boris or Stefan.


Margot Says:

Lol Kat, as I like Nole and can’t stand Becker…that’s a trixy card to play…;)


Jock-KatH Says:

Me too Margot – but, thinking at some level the 2 coaches cannot be immune from “the success of MY man” — and how they feel about their part in the success/perhaps includes a bit of personal competitiveness from the past. Layers upon layers?

PS: I used to write fiction – so don’t take me too seriously.


sienna Says:

becker clearly with theatrical appearances at Murray matches is of lesser elan and grandeur then Edberg.

Edberg did win their best of 3 wimbly finals……


calmdownplease Says:

I believe Roger played his best match already in this tournament and indeed for the year (and one of the best of his career surely). Even if the roof comes on (which probably will happen), he won’t be able to reproduce what he did again and Novak will be all over him like a rash.
Strange Sean said Roger in 5.
As Margot said, it will have to be in 3 or 4, Roger’s 5 set record is not great and he is 34 now.
The 5th set will be Novak land for sure.
I just hope its a great match and look forward to seeing Andy compete at the USO where hopefully he will peak as he seems pretty close now to doing so.


Jock-KatH Says:

Sienna – Note you said 3 Wimbs. but H2H is 25-10
in favour of Becker (said by blether-mouth Andrew Castle)whatever value one can put on it……..

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