I hope they do not close the roof as that would make it straight sets Fed.
With roof open, Rafa has to endure Fed for the 1st set. If Rafa wins the 1st, Fed will collapse. If Rafa loses the 1st set it will be tough. Basically winner of 1st set with roof open takes it.
Oh, as if all Djokovic fans always give credit to his opponents. Some of them believe Djokovic was tired at USO 2010, USO 2013, RG 2015 when he basically played one 5 set match (and none of these 5 set matches was really physically tough) at each of these tournaments. And that's the same fans who call him the fittest player on tour. If these are not excuses then I don't know what is.
You should feel sorry for Djokovic fans. You have had the luxury of supporting someone who cannot be beaten for a long time now. They, on the other hand, know that their favorite is a mediocre also-ran in comparison to yours, and so it's understandable that they search for consolation in pathetic excuses.
[For the record, I do know that you are actually a rather pessimistic Nadal fan].
John: You could obviously make an argument both ways. To me, because of the surface and, although people around the world respect Rafa, I think the crowd's going to be pretty solidly behind Roger. I would pick Roger in five.
Patrick: I'm going along the same lines and say Roger in four, a very tight four-setter.
What greatness, they are paid millions to be safe and hit a fuzzy yellow ball. Greatness is risking your life for humanity. Let's not delude ourselves here in the end they are doing it for themselves and making millions, that is not bravery and they are being safe.
Ah ok, then I was wrong. Credit where credit is due I suppose. Just hope Fed can sustain or even up his level on Sunday against Djokovic compared to today's SF performance. Fed needs it.
Fed played terrific today, no doubt. I think he might need to play better to win against Djokovic.
A 0-3 in Wimbledon finals would be ugly. If he wins, he'll be at 2-2 in terms of H2H at Wimbledon. That's acceptable given that all 4 matches were played when Djokovic was either peak or much closer to his peak than Fed who was in his 30s in all 4 matches.
This! As a Roger Federer fan, I was nervous about the match as I know very well that Rafa can beat Roger here. But I was not worried about the ace count of Rafa. Acing Nick Kyrgios and Sam Querry is a different thing Roger at the end of the day, even if he is not as good as Novak Djokovic, is certainly better than those players in returning serves. Also if Sam and Nick could break Rafa, Roger certainly can break Rafa. As it turned out, which I expected, Roger had more aces than Rafa in the match. I thought if Roger were to lose, it would be Rafa destroying Roger from the baseline exposing Roger's movement and certainly not by serving better than Roger.