Swiss great Roger Federer will look to add to his already record number of Grand Slam titles when he meets Novak Djokovic tomorrow morning at Wimbledon’s Centre Court. The 2014 Wimbledon final is scheduled to get underway at 9:00 a.m. (ET); coverage of the match will be provided by ESPN. The latest tennis odds from Bovada.lv are favoring Djokovic at -165 odds while the Over 3.5 sets is drawing -275 odds ($275 wins $100). Federer is getting +135 odds to win his 18th major championship.
Some wonder if an aging Roger Federer will be able to capture one more Grand Slam title with the likes of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in the prime of their respective careers (or at least near it). The speculation is fair, even for a player of Federer’s pedigree; after all, he has appeared in only two of the last 18 Grand Slam finals and his most recent championship match at a major came at Wimbledon in 2012.
Federer has presented himself with just such an opportunity, though, and it may be one that never comes again. And, frankly, it would be fitting if he is able to add an 18th major championship to his resume that he do so at Wimbledon.
Federer won his first Grand Slam at Wimbledon back in 2003, it would be the first of seven Wimbledon titles for the 32 year old. Given that remarkable number, it is hardly a surprise that Federer is 7-1 in eight championship matches at the All England Club with the lone loss coming against the aforementioned Nadal in 2008.
Right now Federer looks like a man more than capable of procuring another Wimbledon Cup. The Basel native has won every match this tournament, with the exception of quarterfinals battle against Stanislas Wawrinka, in straight sets, and Friday he dominated eighth ranked Milos Raonic, defeating the Canadian 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.
Getting past Djokovic may prove more problematic; however, Federer owns an 18-16 advantage in the series and the pair have split their last eight meetings. Federer also topped the Serbian in their only grass court match, taking out Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the 2012 Wimbledon semifinals.
Additionally, Djokovic, who needed five sets to escape quarterfinals opponent Marin Cilic and four sets to turn back Grigor Dimitrov in Friday’s semis, has faded on the championship stage of late. Djokovic, who owns six major titles, is 1-5 in his last six Grand Slam finals appearances.
Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer Odds 2014 Wimbledon Final: Provided by Bovada.lv
Novak Djokovic -1.5 Games (+115), Over 3.5 Sets (-275), -165 (Moneyline)
Roger Federer +1.5 Games (-150), Under 3.5 Sets (+200), +135 (Moneyline)