Djokovic and Federer to face each other at Wimbledon Finals

Noora Popal
BarnBurner Sports Writer

@NooraPopal

Saturday, July 13, 2019


Djokovic v. Bautista Agut

Wimbledon Men’s Semi-Finals took place on Friday, July 12. Earlier in the day, Novak Djokovic took on Roberto Bautista Agut beating him 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. 

Bautista Agut’s Wimbledon run came to an end as he faced a four-set loss against the world No. 1, Djokovic. The Serbian ended Bautista Agut’s winning streak to move onto the Wimbledon finals for the 6th time in his career. 

The Spaniard's efforts just weren’t enough to match the great talent and experience of Djokovic, though he had success against him in the two previous meetings they had this year. 

Djokovic, who was heavily favored to win this match, took the first set with ease, but Bautista Agut came back to win the second. That was the last thing that went his way this match. 

Even though Roberto had some great plays, they were overshadowed by his many errors.

Djokovic won the next two sets, sending him off to the Wimbledon finals once again.

Federer v. Nadal

The most anticipated match between the world’s top two players left long-time tennis fans breathless watching this showdown.

Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal in a four-set, nail-biting match on Friday, July 12. Federer took the match 7-6(3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. 

The first set of this match was full of tension as it went to a tie break. Federer won this set with great effort since both of the players were reluctant to give up. 

Nadal won the second set 6-1, though it seemed like Federer lost this set strategically because he ended up winning the next two sets.

Up 5-4 in the final set, Roger Federer got to serve for the match in a game that left everyone in the audience and at home at the edge of their seats. A game that was filled with many long rallies and several match points was exciting and refreshing to watch. Federer had two match points but his error tied the game at 30-all, and Nadal’s error made him lose a breakpoint at 40-30. Nadal managed to save four match points in the final game but Federer was not ready to give up. In the fifth match point, the Spaniard hit a backhand that went out, sealing the deal for Roger Federer and sending him off to his 12th Wimbledon final. 

Djokovic and Federer will face each other on Sunday, July 14 at 9 a.m. ET for the first time in a Grand Slam final since 2015. Djokovic is looking to win his 5th Wimbledon title as he is favored to win this match as a defending champion, and Federer is looking to win his 9th Wimbledon title of what may be his final time playing in this tournament. 

 

Women’s Finals – Williams v. Halep

Serena Williams and Simona Halep will face each other at Wimbledon Women’s Finals this Saturday, July 13. The match will begin at 9 a.m. ET and will be held at Center Court. 

Serena Williams is looking to win her record-breaking 24th Grand Slam singles title and her 8th win at Wimbledon. Simona Halep is playing in her fifth Grand Slam final and is looking to win her second Grand Slam title. 

Serena Williams is heavily favored to win this match because of her high level of expertise and her strong performance during this tournament. However, the Romanian should not be counted out as she has been playing with a lot of confidence and consistency in this entire tournament. She is a good opponent for Serena to challenge and test her during this finals match.