Novak Djokovic will try to defend his first career grass court title Sunday against the best player on the surface, Roger Federer, in the Wimbledon final tomorrow. After a good win over Richard Gasquet yesterday in the semifinals, Djokovic spoke about Federer.
“He’s so good and so consistent,” Djokovic said Friday. “We all know how good he is. He’s the greatest ever. There’s not enough praises for what he does. But this is where he loves to play. This is where he plays his best tennis, I think. The Centre Court of Wimbledon, seven titles. It’s his court. He loves it. He usually rises up to the occasion. He’s always playing his toughest when it matters the most. That’s why he’s a big champion.
“It’s going to be probably the biggest challenge I can have.”
The World No. 1 has suffered just one loss since March but that came to Federer’s countryman Stan Wawrinka in the French Open final.
Djokovic, who has wins over Federer this year at Indian Wells and at Rome and has been dominant in ATP finals. But in Grand Slam finals he’s only won three of his last nine.
Djokovic will also seek his 200th career Grand Slam win on Sunday.
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