Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Features

Djokovic v Federer-three Wimbledon meetings

Roger Federer embraces Novak Djokovic after his semi-final win in 2012 © AFP/File / LEON NEAL

LONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 13 – Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer meet for the 48th time and fourth at Wimbledon on Sunday in the 2019 final.

AFP Sport looks at the pair’s three previous meetings at the All England Club.

2012

Semi-final: Federer 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

— Federer became the first man to reach eight Wimbledon finals by knocking out defending champion Djokovic under the Centre Court roof.

Federer needed just two hours and 19 minutes to come through and set-up a final against Andy Murray which he also went on to win, capturing his seventh title at the tournament.

“Obviously, I’m ecstatic, I’m so happy,” said Federer.

Djokovic added: “It’s not the first, it’s not the last time I lost a match. I lost to a great champion, somebody that has the most Grand Slams in the history of the sport.”

2014

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Final: Djokovic 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-4

Djokovic reacts to winning in 2014 © AFP / CARL COURT

— After losing three successive Slam finals, Djokovic claimed his second Wimbledon title.

Djokovic, who was also the 2011 champion, wasted a match point in the fourth set as sentimental favourite Federer came back from 2-5 down.

It was a seventh Slam title for the Serb, secured after almost four hours on court.

“After losing the fourth set it wasn’t easy to go on and win the fifth set, I don’t know how I did it,” said Djokovic, who also reclaimed the world number one ranking.

2015

Final: Djokovic 7-6 (7/1), 6-7 (10/12), 6-4, 6-3

— Djokovic claimed his third Wimbledon title, taking his Slam total to nine.

Djokovic against Federer in the 2015 final © AFP / GLYN KIRK

Victory also took him to 48 match wins in the year against just three losses.

However, one of those had been a shattering defeat in the Roland Garros final to Stan Wawrinka just a few weeks earlier.

“I have to say it’s a big challenge playing against Roger,” said Djokovic.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“A lot of players of my generation have looked up to him and followed his lead.”

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

More on Capital Sports

Football

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – There is light at the end of the tunnel. After failed promises over the last three years since its...

Athletics

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 8 – Olympic Champion Caster Semenya and wife Violet Raseboya have hinted that they might be expecting a baby in a...

NFL

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Kenya’s history making Daniel Adongo, the first Kenyan to play in America’s National Football League (NFL), is now living...

Features

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 17 – The Kakamega High School ‘Green Commandos’ have produced a plethora of talent over the past decades in Kenyan football...

© 2020 Capital Digital Media. Capital Group Limited. All Rights Reserved