Novak Djokovic v Roger Federer: Wimbledon final guide, H2H records, career stats, Grand Slam titles, betting odds, start time & TV channel

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are chasing another Wimbledon title
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are chasing another Wimbledon title

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic lock horns on Sunday in a mouthwatering Wimbledon final. We've got all you need to know including head-to-head records, Grand Slam statistics, career numbers, quotes, odds and both players routes to get here.

Fresh from winning a mesmerising 40th instalment of his old rivalry with Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer is now just one victory from a ninth Wimbledon title and a record extending 21st Grand Slam crown.

Unfortunately for the 37-year-old wonder, but of no surprise whatsoever, current world number one and defending champion Novak Djokovic is standing in his way with his own relentlessly ambitious sights set on moving to within four Grand Slams of the GOAT - and two of Nadal - with his fifth trophy at SW19.

This will be their 48th battle, 13 years after their first, and while Djokovic has come out on top in 25 of them, he's also won both of their Wimbledon finals in 2014 and 2015 although Federer did beat him in the only other SW19 clash - the last-four showdown of his triumphant 2012.

Novak Djokovic has beaten Roger Federer in both of their previous Wimbledon finals
Novak Djokovic has beaten Roger Federer in both of their previous Wimbledon finals

Following two years in the doldrums, relatively speaking of course, the 32-year-old Serbian won three slams in a row before his semi-final defeat to Dominic Thiem at this year's French Open while this time 12 months ago he easily brushed aside the energy-sapped Kevin Anderson, who had previously come through two titanic five-setters with Federer and John Isner.

This should be a far closer contest as Swiss legend Federer, still looking as majestic as ever, continues to defy father time since ending a five-year Grand Slam drought to win his 18th at the 2017 Australian Open - although his 2018 triumph in Melbourne is his most recent.

Ahead of Sunday's clash on Centre Court, which gets under way at 2pm and is live on BBC One, we look at the tale of the tape, their career statistics, Grand Slam records, head-to-head records, routes to the final with highlights, the latest odds, as well as what both players are saying.

Tale of the tape (Djokovic first)

  • AGE: 32 - 37
  • HEIGHT: 6ft 2in - 6ft 1in
  • WORLD RANKING: 1 - 3
  • PLAYS: Right-handed - Right-handed
  • BACKHAND: One-handed - Two-handed
  • TURNED PRO: 2003 - 1998
  • NATIONALITY: Serbian - Swiss
  • CAREER TITLES/FINALS: 74/108 - 102/155
  • GRAND SLAM TITLES/FINALS: 15/24 - 20/30
  • WIMBLEDON TITLES/FINALS: 4/5 - 8/11
  • 2019 TITLES/FINALS: 2/1 - 3/4
  • WIMBLEDON ALL-TIME WIN/LOSS RECORD: 71/10 - 101/12
  • GRAND SLAM ALL-TIME WIN/LOSS RECORD: 276/42 - 353/56
  • 2019 WIN/LOSS MATCH RECORD: 34/6 - 38/4
  • CAREER WIN/LOSS MATCH RECORD: 870/182 - 1222/264
  • HEAD-TO-HEAD WINS: 25 - 22 (Scroll down for more details)
  • CAREER PRIZE MONEY: $131.7million - $124.8million

Grand Slam finals breakdown

Australian Open

  • Djokovic's seven titles: 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019
    Runner-Up: N/A
  • Federer's six titles: 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2018
    Runner-Up: 2009

French Open

  • Djokovic's one title: 2016
    Runner-Up: 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Federer's one title: 2009
    Runner-Up: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011

Wimbledon

  • Djokovic's four titles: 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018
    Runner-Up: 2013
  • Federer's eight titles: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017
    Runner-Up: 2008, 2014, 2015

US Open

  • Djokovic's three titles: 2011, 2015, 2018
    Runner-Up: 2017, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016
  • Federer's five titles: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
    Runner-Up: 2009, 2015

Head-to-head record (Djokovic first)

Scroll down to bottom of the article for full list of career meetings

  • Overall: 25-22
  • In 2019: 0-0
  • In Grand Slams: 9-6
  • At Wimbledon: 2-1
  • All finals: 12-6
  • Grand Slam finals: 3-1
  • On hardcourts: 19-17
  • On grass: 2-1
  • On clay: 4-4
  • Total Sets: 67-69
  • Total Games: 689 - 694

Does anyone want Djokovic to win?

Sounds a bit of a harsh question but there are precious few players who earn the crowd support when up against the love in for Roger.

Djokovic has never enjoyed the same kind of adulation of Federer or Nadal despite his own incredible achievements but he didn't help himself against Roberto Bautista Agut in the semi-finals - ironically throwing his hands up when they cheered the Spaniard winning the second set, shushing them by putting his finger against his lips before cupping his ear after winning a 45-shot rally on break point.

Our poll highlights just how few people want him to stop Federer getting his hands on the Wimbledon trophy once again.

Djokovic v Federer: Routes to the final

  • Round One
    Djokovic bt Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 7-5 6-3 (Report)
    Federer bt Lloyd Harris 6-3 1-6 6-2 6-2 (Report)
  • Round Two
    Djokovic bt Denis Kudla 6-3 6-2 6-2 (Report)
    Federer bt Jay Clarke 6-1 7-6 (7/3) 6-2 (Report)
  • Round Three
    Djokovic bt Hubert Hurkacz 7-5 6-7 (5/7) 6-1 6-4 (Report)
    Federer bt Lucas Pouille 7-5 6-2 7-6 (7/4) (Report)
  • Last 16
    Djokovic bt Ugo Humbert 6-3 6-2 6-3 (Report)
    Federer bt Matteo Berrettini 6-1 6-2 6-2 (Report)
  • Quarter-Finals
    Djokovic bt David Goffin 6-4 6-0 6-2 (Report)
    Federer bt Kei Nishikori 4-6 6-1 6-4 6-4 (Report)

  • Semi-Finals
    Djokovic bt Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2 4-6 6-3 6-2 (Report)
    Federer bt Rafael Nadal 7-6 (3) 1-6 6-3 6-4 (Report)

Djokovic v Federer: Player Quotes

Novak Djokovic

On the lack of crowd support v Federer: "Look, I am focused on what I need to do. At times they wanted him to come back to the match, maybe take a lead because he was an underdog in the match. I understand that. But I had enough support here over the years, so I don't complain.

"It won't be the first time playing against Nadal nor Federer on the Centre Court. I've had that experience more than once. As I said, I know what to expect. I'm going to go out there and fight and give it all. It's finals of Wimbledon.

On the challenge: "This is the kind of a match that I always dreamt of as a young boy with the tennis racket, dreamt of being part of. This is what I worked for. I wanted to be in this position.

"I have a chance to fight for a trophy. Regardless of who's across the net or what is happening around, I'll definitely give it all."

Roger Federer

On beating Rafael Nadal: It's always very, very cool to play against Rafa here, especially (when we) haven't played in so long. It lived up to the hype, especially from coming out of the gates, we were both playing very well. Then the climax at the end with the crazy last game, some tough rallies there. It had everything at the end, which was great, I guess. I'm just relieved it's all over at this point.

"But it's definitely going to go down as one of my favourite matches to look back at, because it's Rafa, it's at Wimbledon, the crowds were into it, great weather. I felt like I played good also throughout the four sets. I can be very happy."

Is age a factor: "Age kicks in. I know it's not over yet. There's no point to start partying tonight or get too emotional, too happy about it, even though I am extremely happy.

"I think I can, with experience, really separate the two. If it was the end of the tournament, it would be very different right now. I'd be speaking very different, feeling very different. There is, unfortunately or fortunately, one more.

"It's great on many levels. But I've got to put my head down and stay focused."

Djokovic v Federer: Full past results

  • 2006 Monte-Carlo Masters, Clay, Round of 64
    Federer 6–3, 2–6, 6–3
  • 2006 Davis Cup Davis Cup, Hard
    Federer 6–3, 6–2, 6–3
  • 2007 Australian Open, Hard, Round of 16
    Federer 6–2, 7–5, 6–3
  • 2007 Dubai Championships, Hars, QFs
    Federer 6–3, 6–7(6–8), 6–3
  • 2007 Canadian Open, Hard, Final
    Djokovic 7–6(7–2), 2–6, 7–6(7–2)
  • 2007 US Open, Hard, Final
    Federer 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2), 6–4
  • 2008 Australian Open, Hard, Semi-Final
    Djokovic 7–5, 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
  • 2008 Monte-Carlo Masters, Clay
    Semi-Final Federer 6–3, 3–2 RET
  • 2008 US Open, Hard, Semi-Final
    Federer 6–3, 5–7, 7–5, 6–2
  • 2009 Miami Open, Hard, Semi-Final
    Djokovic 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
  • 2009 Italian Open, Clay, Semi-Final
    Djokovic 4–6, 6–3, 6–3
  • 2009 Cincinnati Masters, Hard, Final
    Federer 6–1, 7–5
  • 2009 US Open, Hard, Semi-Final
    Federer 7–6(7–3), 7–5, 7–5
  • 2009 Swiss Indoors, Hard, Final
    Djokovic 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
  • 2010 Canadian Open, Hard, Semi-Final
    Federer 6–1, 3–6, 7–5
  • .2010 US Open, Hard, Semi-Final
    Djokovic 5–7, 6–1, 5–7, 6–2, 7–5
  • 2010 Shanghai Masters, Hard, Semi-Final
    Federer 7–5, 6–4
  • 2010 Swiss Indoors, Hard, Final
    Federer 6–4, 3–6, 6–1
  • 2010 ATP World Tour Final s, Hard, Semi-Final
    Federer 6–1, 6–4
  • 2011 Australian Open, Hard, Semi-Final
    Djokovic 7–6(7–3), 7–5, 6–4
  • 2011 Dubai Championships, Hard, Final
    Djokovic 6–3, 6–3
  • 2011 Indian Wells Masters, Hard, Semi-Final
    Djokovic 6–3, 3–6, 6–2
  • 2011 French Open, Clay, Semi-Final
    Federer 7–6(7–5), 6–3, 3–6, 7–6(7–5)
  • 2011 US Open, Hard, Semi-Final
    Djokovic 6–7(7–9), 4–6, 6–3, 6–2, 7–5
  • 2012 Italian Open, Clay, Semi-Final
    Djokovic 6–2, 7–6(7–4)
  • 2012 French Open, Clay, Semi-Final
    Djokovic 6–4, 7–5, 6–3
  • 2012 Wimbledon, Grass, Semi-Final
    Federer 6–3, 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
  • 2012 Cincinnati Masters, Hard, Final
    Federer 6–0, 7–6(9–7)
  • 2012 ATP World Tour Finals, Hard, Final
    Djokovic 7–6(8–6), 7–5
  • 2013 Paris Masters, Hard, Semi-Final Djokovic 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
  • 2013 ATP World Tour Finals, Hard, Round Robin
    Djokovic 6–4, 6–7(2–7), 6–2
  • 2014 Dubai Championships, Hard, Semi-Final
    Federer 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
  • 2014 Indian Wells Masters, Hard, Final
    Djokovic 3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
  • 2014 Monte-Carlo Masters, Clay, Semi-Final
    Federer 7–5, 6–2
  • 2014 Wimbledon, Grass, Final
    Djokovic 6–7(7–9), 6–4, 7–6(7–4), 5–7, 6–4
  • 2014 Shanghai Masters, Hard, Semi-Final
    Federer 6–4, 6–4
  • 2014 ATP World Tour Final s, Hard, Final
    DjokovicWalkover (Doesn't count in H2H record)
  • 2015 Dubai Championships, Hard, Final
    Federer 6–3, 7–5
  • 2015 Indian Wells Masters, Hard, Final
    Djokovic 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–2
  • 2015 Italian Open, Clay, Final
    Djokovic 6–4, 6–3
  • 2015 Wimbledon, Grass, Final
    Djokovic 7–6(7–1), 6–7(10–12), 6–4, 6–3
  • 2015 Cincinnati Masters, Hard, Final
    Federer 7–6(7–1), 6–3
  • 2015 US Open, Hard, Final
    Djokovic 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
  • 2015 ATP World Tour Finals, Hard, Round Robin
    Federer 7–5, 6–2
  • 2015 ATP World Tour Finals, Hard, Final
    Djokovic 6–3, 6–4
  • 2016 Australian Open, Hard, Semi-Final
    Djokovic 6–1, 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
  • 2018 Cincinnati Masters, Hard, Final
    Djokovic 6–4, 6–4
  • 2018 Paris Masters, Hard, Semi-Final
    Djokovic 7–6(8–6), 5–7, 7–6(7–3)

Latest Sky Bet Odds

To win the title: Djokovic 8/15, Federer 6/4

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