Wimbledon 2019 Final: Novak Djokovic [1] vs Roger Federer [2]

Wimbledon 2019 Champion

  • Djokovic in 3

    Votes: 33 12.0%
  • Djokovic in 4

    Votes: 86 31.3%
  • Djokovic in 5

    Votes: 34 12.4%
  • Federer in 3

    Votes: 14 5.1%
  • Federer in 4

    Votes: 72 26.2%
  • Federer in 5

    Votes: 36 13.1%

  • Total voters
    275

GabeT

Legend
It was a competitive match. Agut gets barely any free points on his serve, unlike Roger. Which is very important against Djokovic.
Fed can beat Novak, of course. But I wouldn’t use the Agut match as rationale. It was competitive only for one set, Nole had control the rest of the time. No comparison to the fight we just witnessed with Nadal and Fed.
 

paolo2143

Rookie
I agree should Roger beat Novak in the final at the age of 37, especially having come back from a set down against Ken in the Q/F and then beating his
nemesis Rafa with a superb performance in the S/F, it will be certainly his biggest achievement at a GS in this decade.
 

Eren

Professional
Djokovic in straights
He is not up against Nadal in case you didn't know. This is Federer, he'll win at least one set. Not everyone is heavily dependent on one Slam. Some are actually pretty good at 3/4 majors.
 

paolo2143

Rookie
I am in a win win situation as while Novak is my 2nd favourite player of all time (behind my childhood hero Bjorn Borg), Roger is my 3rd favourite.

While i am rooting for Djokovic should Federer win i would be happy for him.

If he can serve as well as today and be as successively aggressive with his backhand then he has a great chance to lift his 9th title at Wimbledon.

The only question is will he be able to replicate today's performance on Sunday, if not then Novak will win.
 

Eren

Professional
Roger Federer played Andy Rodrick in the 2004 and 2005 Wimbledon final and then again in 2009 Federer won all 3 matches. Djokovic played Federer in the 2014 and 2015 final and won both so if we are sticking with the pattern 10 years on...
No no. Federer won the first two finals against Nadal and lost the third. Hopefully, the same will happen.

Your analogy sounds superior though.
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
Roger Federer played Andy Rodrick in the 2004 and 2005 Wimbledon final and then again in 2009 Federer won all 3 matches. Djokovic played Federer in the 2014 and 2015 final and won both so if we are sticking with the pattern 10 years on...
we not saying djokovic to fed is the same as fed to roddick are we, and I like roddick but ehhh
 

Eren

Professional
at this rate thanks to a cocky fed fan (not sure how) fed is going to get killed in 3 instead of making it competitive
Killed in four sets, just like at the AO. Losing in straight sets would be embarassing so I voted for Djoke in 4.
 

tudwell

Legend
Federer in 4. 2012 Repeat Year.
It does resemble 2012. He’s beating guys from the baseline and by being clutch in big moments. In 2014 and 2015, he blitzed through the draw with hyper-aggressive Fedberg tactics, but he just didn’t have the baseline consistency to beat Djokovic in the final. This is looking more like his winning run in 2012, which is good news for Fed. Whether it pans out that way, we’ll have to wait and see.
 

NBP

Hall of Fame
Will be like the Paris 2018 match. Fed needs to abuse the slice and keep it low and be clutch. For a year I've had this nagging, gut instinct that he'll beat Djokovic in the Wimbledon final. Predicted it at the start of 2019 and the start of this tournament, and if he does win it'll be in 3 (a lot like Murray in the 2013 final). Sounds ridiculous and pathetic considering 2014-15, but yeah.

Federer in 3.
 

VaporDude95

Banned
Will be like the Paris 2018 match. Fed needs to abuse the slice and keep it low and be clutch. For a year I've had this nagging, gut instinct that he'll beat Djokovic in the Wimbledon final. Predicted it at the start of 2019 and the start of this tournament, and if he does win it'll be in 3 (a lot like Murray in the 2013 final). Sounds ridiculous and pathetic considering 2014-15, but yeah.

Federer in 3.
Yeah I’ve put an asterisk on that Paris match.

Fed was in terrible form throughout the indoor period last year and he really pushed Novak. I expect Fed to be pumped up for this one.
 
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Cortana

Hall of Fame
Djokovic level dropped in the semifinal. So I'm not that confident anymore. This match won't be over in under 3 hours.
 

Winners or Errors

Hall of Fame
Again, here's to hoping that both guys are playing well and neither collapses mentally. Fed got it done quickly enough that he should be able to recover physically, so here goes... May the best man win, best man at this Wimbledon, that is - not BOAT or GOAT. This match will decide nothing in that regard.
 

Firstservingman

Talk Tennis Guru
Djokovic has played literally no one (okay, figuratively no one) to reach the final. He hasn't really impressed since the AO and has just been feasting off the terrible state of the tour. Federer meanwhile is in Nadal-beating form which every time in his career up until now has meant he wins the tournament, so on paper Fed should be able to win this.

Unfortunately the script has been written here. Djok lives with a chip on his shoulder and really hates losing to Fedal, so he's guaranteed to give it 110% on Sunday. If Novak plays to form he's going home but he won't. It will be the best possible Novak on Sunday.
 

ACE of Hearts

Talk Tennis Guru
Hopefully Federer can return Novak's serve better. Today it was shocking to see Nadal winning so many free points on serve
It’s not that. It’s I hope Federer can win a lot of second points on serve. That was the major difference today and off course serving well. Also keeping the UEs down.
 
Honestly? I think Fed coild do this in four. I have a 2012-vibe about Wimbledon this year and Novak did not look super great against RBA or even someone like Hurkacz this tourny. Not to mention Fed is probably really, really fired up and riding high on confidence right now; he did just beat his arch rival
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
Will be like the Paris 2018 match. Fed needs to abuse the slice and keep it low and be clutch. For a year I've had this nagging, gut instinct that he'll beat Djokovic in the Wimbledon final. Predicted it at the start of 2019 and the start of this tournament, and if he does win it'll be in 3 (a lot like Murray in the 2013 final). Sounds ridiculous and pathetic considering 2014-15, but yeah.

Federer in 3.
3?
 
RBA is a bad match up for him. He beat him twice this year. Ironically he is probably a tougher opponent for Djokvoic off clay than Nadal.
Good point; Fed and Novak on the other hand seem to match up fairly evenly. all this to say, feel like Novak hasn't looked great all year outside the AO though whereas Fed seems to be getting better as the year goes on. Combined with the confidence he's feeling, I think Fed has a great chance.
 

WarriorRafa

Professional
I dont know. Before today, I would have picked Djokovic but now Im not so sure. I think Fed may be the slight favourite after that semi performance.
 

chimneysweep

Semi-Pro
If the match finishes in 3 hours, Fed has 60% chance. Over 3 hours, 40%. Over 4 hours, 15%.
I would change the over 3 hours to 30% but otherwise mostly agree. The problem is Federer taking Djokovic in less than 3 hours is nearly unbelievable at this point.

He definitely would need to keep it under 4 hours to have any semi decent shot though.
 

er4claw

Rookie
Is it the Australian open 2019 thats weighing on peoples minds so much? Or the their two previous finals here? If I was forced to bet I'd actually pick Fed in I don't care how many sets but more than 3.
 

Roddick85

Hall of Fame
I'm very happy Federer is in the final, but I'm still scared that Djokovic will just burn through him without looking back. Even if it didn't go the distance today it was still a physical and mentally exhausting match against Nadal. Just how much juice does Federer have left in the tank? Does Federer really believe in himself and has he recovered from all the mental scars inflicted on him by Djokovic in the last 5 years? We will find out Sunday.

If Federer is to win this Sunday, he needs to be serving extremely well and he can't suffer any lapses and start making errors left and right. Djokovic has seen better form at Wimbledon in his past run, still he's been very solid and he always find an extra gear or 2 when Federer or Nadal are on the other side of the net.

As for my prediction, I'm sticking to my guns here, Djokovic in 4 sets.
 
I dont know. Before today, I would have picked Djokovic but now Im not so sure. I think Fed may be the slight favourite after that semi performance.
I don't think match-to-match performances have been anything to go off on for the last 10 years in terms of Fed's performance. Lately it seems like it's not a matter of "how" Federer gets to the final that determines his finals play, but "who" he beat to get there.
 

ACE of Hearts

Talk Tennis Guru
I'm very happy Federer is in the final, but I'm still scared that Djokovic will just burn through him without looking back. Even if it didn't go the distance today it was still a physical and mentally exhausting match against Nadal. Just how much juice does Federer have left in the tank? Does Federer really believe in himself and has he recovered from all the mental scars inflicted on him by Djokovic in the last 5 years? We will find out Sunday.

If Federer is to win this Sunday, he needs to be serving extremely well and he can't suffer any lapses and start making errors left and right. Djokovic has seen better form at Wimbledon in his past run, still he's been very solid and he always find an extra gear or 2 when Federer or Nadal are on the other side of the net.

As for my prediction, I'm sticking to my guns here, Djokovic in 4 sets.
He needs to win more points on his second serve. That has been a problem against novak Djokovic the last two Wimbledon finals. Keep the UEs down as well.
 

romeo8880

G.O.A.T.
I don't think match-to-match performances have been anything to go off on for the last 10 years in terms of Fed's performance. Lately it seems like it's not a matter of "how" Federer gets to the final that determines his finals play, but "who" he beat to get there.

You’re right. Some matches Federer looks incredible and then others he has his off days. After today’s match, he said he was exhausted.
 
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