Federer aims for the ninth Wimbledon victory
For his ninth Wimbledon title, Roger Federer has to do something he has never done before. The Swiss professional tennis player has to defeat the Spanish world ranking second Rafael Nadal and industry leader Novak Djokovic at one and the same Grand Slam tournament. The Serbian defending champion will be his final opponent at the grass tournament in London on Sunday (15.00 CEST / Sky).
"Ultimately, it will depend on who is the better this day," said Federer, who had defeated his rival Nadal in the semifinals on Friday. "Who is in a better mental state? Who has more energy left? "
At almost 38, Federer is still baffling the tennis world and could become the oldest Grand Slam winner in the history of professional tennis since 1968.
However, Djokovic is even more challenging than Nadal at Wimbledon, admitted Federer. In 2014 and 2015, the men's record winner of Wimbledon had each lost the final against the Serbs. The 32-year-old Djokovic defeated South African Kevin Anderson last year in the final and wants to win his fifth Wimbledon title. "I played here for two years in a row against Roger epic finals, so I know what to expect," said Djokovic.
The 15-time Grand Slam champion leads the world rankings by a large margin and has his top spot for sure. Federer, who has already won 20 titles in the four biggest tournaments, can become the number two again with a victory. He would then overtake Nadal in the new world ranking on Monday. (AP)