Tennis Live

Novak Djokovic - Roger Federer Live

Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
N Djokovic66756
SwitzerlandR Federer74674

Live Comments

  1. 18.30 - More from Nole: "This is the tournament I always dreamed of winning. This is the best tournament in the world, the most valuable one. The first tennis match that I saw in my life, when I was five years old, was Wimbledon and that image stuck in my mind. So, to be able to compete at such a high level... I'm so grateful for this opportunity and to be able to hold this trophy... I'd like to dedicate it to my future wife and our future baby. I'm going to become a father soon. It's a great joy in life. I would also like to dedicate it to my family, my parents, my brothers... and my team of course. They sacrifice a lot of their free time in order for me to live the dream and be where I am at this moment. Last but not least, I would like to dedicate this title to my first coach who taught me all the basics of tennis shots and behaviour and everything I know about tennis, Jelena Gencic. She passed away last year and this is for her."

  2. 18.20 - A tearful champion, Novak Djokovic - so clearly moved by his triumph - said: "First of all I want to congratulate Roger for a great tournament and a great fight today, it was a great match to be part of. He's a magnificent champion and a great example of a great athlete and a role model for kids. (Turning towards Federer) I respect your career and everything you have done - and thank you for letting me win today!"

  3. 18.15 - Speaking on Centre Court, runner-up Federer said: "It was a great final. I can't believe I made it to five. It wasn't looking good there for a while! You know going into a match with Novak it is going to be tough. Sometimes rough physically because we play athletic points. I can only say congratulations today, it was an amazing match, an amazing tournament once again. It's well deserved."

  4. - GAME, SET AND MATCH! DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-7 6-4 FEDERER - He's done it! Djokovic wins the Wimbledon title for only the second time in his career. It's his seventh Grand Slam triumph and means he will be the new World number One from tomorrow. The top seed cranked up the heat at 0-30 and missed a basic crosscourt forehand to allow Fed-Ex a reprieve. It lasted for one point as he forced the error from the Swiss to snare two match points. Federer had seen off danger on so many occasions today, but not this time as he fired into the net to leave Djokovic in dreamland.

  5. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-7 5-4 FEDERER - Nole shrugs off the disappointment of the last game to cruise through as routine a service game as he's going to get under the circumstances, to 15. The pressure switches to Federer who must serve to stay in the match.

  6. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-7 4-4 FEDERER - That was so close for Djoker. Is that second title going to prove elusive? Djokovic roars out of the traps and secures double break point with a lovely passing shot. Fed-Ex saves both with some typically majestic stroke-play before the Serb lands a third opportunity with a wonderful pass down the line. Federer performs another Houdini act to win a volleying battle at the net. The pair fight it out at deuce until a big serve puts the Swiss in charge with Nole fizzing wide down the line to miss out on the break he had worked so hard for.

  7. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-7 4-3 FEDERER - A vital hold for what appears to be a flagging Djokovic. Nole wins a big point at 15-15 when he finds the gap down the line with a clever backhand after Fed-Ex had closed in at the net. But he can't do it a second time as Federer anticipates the same shot and steers a cushioned volley into an open court. The Swiss looks the fresher of the two and hits another probing shot deep to the baseline that Djoker can only rap into the net. The break is on but Fed fires into the net and the pair exchange blows at deuce until the Serb summons something extra from somewhere to pull through with a fierce first serve that the seven-time champion can't return.

  8. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-7 3-3 FEDERER - The Swiss Maestro is living up to that nickname right now, lashing down some unbelievable serves to canter to another perfect game.

  9. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-7 3-2 FEDERER - Much better from Novak as he batters away at Federer's slice defence to finally volley the winner at the net at 30-15 before crashing an ace down the middle T to clinch the game. No signs of the injury there.

  10. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-7 2-2 FEDERER - Nole is back up and ready for action but he seems a bit subdued as Federer romps to a love hold. The final point sees the Serb prod a return long and it was all a bit lacklustre.

  11. - - So how do we see this going now? It's into the fifth-set decider - who will handle the pressure and win this trophy? Djokovic or Federer? Is this one of the best finals in recent memory? Tweet @paul_hassall your thoughts... Who will win this fifth set - Djokovic or Federer?

  12. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-7 2-1 FEDERER - The Serbinator lands aces nine and 10 to see off a mini challenge from Federer to 30. The 2011 champion seemed to be moving on that injured knee a bit gingerly and seeks a medical time-out when he sits down at the changeover. The Serb clearly has an injury but this is extremely frustrating for the Swiss who has been flying in the past half an hour or so. He won't want a break in play.

  13. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-7 1-1 FEDERER - Awesome serving once more from Federer who slams an ace down the middle T to take a love game. Still too close to call!

  14. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-7 1-0 FEDERER - A hugely important hold for Djokovic who secures his first game in six attempts! He must have expected to be parading the trophy around Centre Court by now, but he has shrugged off his disappointment to take the opener in this decider.

  15. - - On Twitter, Pat Cash has commented: "Amazing stuff from Federer who took the small chance when Djokovic got tight serving for the title Wimbledon. Is Novak gone?"

  16. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-7 FEDERER - SET! We are going to the wire! What a sensational recovery from the seven-time champion. He REALLY wants that eighth doesn't he?! The Swiss suffers an early blow by losing the first point but roars back with the help of a big serve and miss-hit that Nole can't get to. With two set points under his belt Federer relaxes and takes control of what proves to be the final point of the set with Djokovic steering a shot long. Psychologically that's a big blow for the Serb. Can he recover or does Fed-Ex have the momentum?

  17. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-6 FEDERER - BREAK! It's four games in a row for Federer and Novak is creaking. The doubts are circling his mind and he's completely capitulating. A long shot beyond the baseline gifts Fed-Ex a triple break point and from match point Djokovic is staring down the barrel of a fifth-set decider. The Serb saves two and looks in control of the rally but over-hits another attempt to the baseline to leave the Swiss to serve for the set.

  18. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-5 FEDERER - This really is extraordinary. Djokovic comes back from 30-15 down to line up a match point. Federer responds with a challenge on a serve called out and gets lucky to make deuce. The Swiss has been serving well all fortnight and lets it do the talking once again to come through and amazingly level this up!

  19. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-4 FEDERER - BREAK! Incredible stuff! Federer hits back and Djoker's title dream must go on the backburner after it was within two points at 30-30. A venomous backhand by the Swiss teed up break point and he made it count with a winner down the line after the Serb had somehow returned a blistering crosscourt forehand. Now, can he complete the recovery and go on to take this fourth set? How will Djoker react?

  20. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-3 FEDERER - The Swiss Maestro marauds into a 40-0 lead as both players begin to have one eye on the next game... Fed-Ex takes it to 15 and it's now up to Djoker to serve this out. Can he land his second Wimbledon title or will Federer come back from the dead?

  21. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-2 FEDERER - A superb hold for Djokovic who moves to within a game of the title. Federer does his best to hit back once again and stalks into the net to bat away everything Nole can throw at him to claim Opportunity Point at 15-30. An unforced forehand error lets him down in the next point and a rip-roaring rally at 30-30 goes the way of Novak as he unleashes a blistering forehand before sealing it with a volley at the net. The Serb raises his arms to get a response from the crowd and then rifles down a fizzing, wide first serve that Fed-Ex can't block back.

  22. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 7-6(4) 4-2 FEDERER - BREAK! That's three breaks in a row and the pendulum swings back the way of Djokovic. At 15-15 Federer wins the point of the match as both players show lovely touches at the net. The Swiss sends Djoker scurrying to the baseline and then tucks away the volley from his attempted return. A wonderful passing shot from Nole levels it to leave it finely poised once more. Djoker steps it up to land another break opportunity and he secures it when Fed-Ex pushes a timid attempt into the net.

  23. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 7-6(4) 3-2 FEDERER - BREAK! The Swiss finds his A-game at just the right moment! This is NOT over yet. Federer is encouraged by huge roars from the crowd as he seizes an opportunity at 15-30. He has two chances but needs just one, raking a sensational backhand crosscourt winner well beyond Djoker to break straight back. Breathtaking stuff.

  24. - - On Twitter this prediction could well come true... @Mensana88 said: "I predict Nole in 4. Looks like the first tie-break was an accident for the Djoker."

  25. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 7-6(4) 3-1 FEDERER - BREAK! This could be over in four. Federer's serve goes missing at a vital point in the contest and he mistimes a forehand to gift Nole triple break point. The Swiss saves two with bold approach play and a lovely overhead before Novak steers wide down the line to tie it at deuce. The Serb unleashes a big forehand to tee up a fourth break opportunity and he gets it after a lung-bursting rally sees Fed-Ex overcook a shot to the baseline. Djoker puffs out his cheeks and shakes his fist. He knows how significant that could be.

  26. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 7-6(4) 2-1 FEDERER - Can Nole sense SW19 title number two? He's started this fourth set like a freight train and Federer seems a bit low key at a point where he needs to dig in and start turning up the heat. A timid block into the net from the Swiss clinches the game to 15 for a vibrant Djokovic.

  27. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 7-6(4) 1-1 FEDERER - A sizzling return gives Djoker some hope of playing on any nerves for the Swiss at 30-0 down but Federer responds with an ace and a first serve that nearly crushes the Serb's racket to level it up.

  28. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 7-6(4) 1-0 FEDERER - No let up for the Swiss as a buoyant Djokovic rampages through a love service game to open the fourth. There's no let up on the gas from the Serb and it must feel like a long way back now for the 32-year-old. However, there's no doubt that it is still well within his capabilities.

  29. - - Despite falling 2-1 down, Fed-Ex still has support on Twitter. @MariaStock1972 puts it simply and says: "Federer to win :-) "

  30. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 7-6(4) FEDERER - SET! Djokovic recovers from a set down to lead 2-1 heading into the fourth after two hours and 23 minutes of exhilarating tennis. The Serb holds firm in the TB to see off Federer's late challenge and take it on the first of two set points.

  31. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 6-6 FEDERER - 5-4 in the TB. A challenge goes the way of Federer at 4-2 and the umpire gives the point to the Swiss. Djokovic is disgruntled to lose the mini break but Federer miscues in the next point to give it him back. The number four seed then holds to stay in touch, but Djoker now has two serves to seal the second set...

  32. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 6-6 FEDERER - 4- 2 in the TIE BREAK.It's first serves galore in the early exchanges but Djokovic still manages to sizzle a trademark backhand down the line to secure the mini break at the changeover.

  33. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 6-6 FEDERER - TIE BREAK TIME! Federer opts for a fresh racket to combat the new balls but it does little to halt Djokovic who takes it to 15 when the Swiss slams a miscued forehand way out of court.

  34. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 5-6 FEDERER - Real guts from Fed-Ex as he fights off two break points to hold. Nole challenges a serve called in at 40-30 down and gets another chance which he takes to force deuce. The Swiss comes under attack as Djoker makes a rare foray in from the baseline with a volley and Fed-Ex can only hook a backhand. The break point is saved by an explosive and aptly-timed first serve and it's deja vu moments later before aces 19 and 20 secure what could be a hugely significant hold in the context of this final.

  35. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 5-5 FEDERER - The Swiss goes on the attack but finds himself 40-0 down as Djokovic sprays some tremendous passing shots beyond him at the net. The Swiss gets one point back but can't get into the game enough to deny the Serb the leveller. Are we heading for the TB?

  36. - - @healthyforyouIE's tip: "I hope Federer wins it in 4 otherwise it will be Djokovic in 5!"

  37. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 4-5 FEDERER - Ridiculously good from Federer who rattles down the aces to roar to a love hold with the minimum of fuss. The pressure is on Nole now as he bids to stay in this set.

  38. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 4-4 FEDERER - We're still on serve as we enter the business-end of this set. It's a routine hold for the Serb. Both players well aware that this is developing into a pivotal set in the clash.

  39. - - More from Twitter and finally a tip for Djoker: @aka2000ful says: "I predict Djokovic will win. It's possible Federer will slow down by the time and we can see the result which explains that."

  40. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 3-4 FEDERER - The seven-time champion is hardly giving Djokovic a glimmer of hope here on his serve. It's 40-0 before the Serb can blink and despite a wonderful shot down the line to reduce the arrears, he is helpless to deny a man who is serving as well as he has for many a year.

  41. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 3-3 FEDERER - Nole holds firm after a mid-game 'discussion' over a disputed point that would have seen Fed go 0-30 up. The questionable call went Novak's way and he eventually came good to 30 when Federer lashed long. The Swiss shakes his head at the conlusion of the game, still lamenting the decision.

  42. - - In Twitterland there's a lot of love for Fed-Ex. @freakrecruiter claims: "It's Roger's day, he deserves this." @wil_enjoi says "Federer will dig deep and win it in five." @Emmiyke is being very precise, stating: "Federer will win in 4 sets... The final set will be 7-5." @Luca_Dgr: "I really hope Federer can get this title, it might have to be his last one, but for that he has to be careful with his errors."

  43. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 2-3 FEDERER - Another love hold for Federer. An ace clinches it in a game that was pretty much over in seconds! The Swiss is rolling back the years here as we head into the changeover. Nole has called for new trainers!

  44. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 2-2 FEDERER - Djoker follows up some big serves with some lovely stroke play, smashing down a dismissive overhead to keep it with serve. Who is going to blink first?

  45. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 1-2 FEDERER - A love hold for Federer who really does have his serving mojo going on. Still too tough to call this one as we head towards the two-hour mark.

  46. - - On Twitter: @JAFAREBELLASBOE says: "I pray for Federer to win, but he has to get the third set to have a chance." @Manoranjan328 agrees and predicts an epic: "Federer and it gonna be 5 set match."

  47. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 1-1 FEDERER - Too good from the top seed who rattles down an ace on his way to a hold to 15.

  48. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 0-1 FEDERER - The Swiss Maestro gives Djokovic a bit of hope as he hits back from 40-0 down to come within a point of deuce after winning a magnificent rally with a stonking shot down the line. Federer shrugs off the disappointment to hit a big first serve and force the error into the net to get off on the right foot in this third set.

  49. - - Who wins now - Djokovic or Federer? And in how many sets? Tweet me, @paul_hassall, your views and include them in this text commentary. Tweet us your winner: Djokovic or Federer?

  50. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 6-4 FEDERER - Brilliant from Djokovic as he hits back to level at 1-1 despite a mid-game wobble. The Serbinator lets a 30-15 lead slip away as he tightens up and uncharacteristically blazes two very makeable shots wide to tee up a potential break. The top seed is furious with himself and responds by crashing down two big first serves before putting away an overhead at the second attempt. This one is finely poised now. Who would bet against a five-setter?

  51. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 5-4 FEDERER - The perfect time to clinch a perfect game for Federer as he fizzes another ace down the middle T to stay within striking distance. Djoker will now look to serve this set out and level it up.

  52. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 5-3 FEDERER - At 30-0 Djokovic slips and looks down at the turf. It's the same area where he fell earlier but he doesn't let it affect him and draws another error from Fed-Ex before a high bouncing serve surprises the Swiss who can only hook way out of court.

  53. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 4-3 FEDERER - The Swiss marches through a routine service game, lashing down an ace to finish it off with aplomb. You get the feeling this could be the calm before the storm at the conclusion of this set. Are we building towards something special?

  54. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 4-2 FEDERER - A comfortable hold for the 2011 champion this time around as he closes it out to 15. The last two games have flown by after a real war of attrition in the opening couple in this set. Djoker still on course to level at 1-1 if he keeps holding serve. Fed may have something to say about that though!

  55. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 3-2 FEDERER - Following hot on the heels of the longest game of the match, this one is over in double-quick time. Federer races through to 15 to remain just the one break behind going into the changeover.

  56. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 3-1 FEDERER - A fifth ace of the match seems to put Djoker on the road to an easy consolidation of the break, but a lovely passing shot from Federer and an awkward Djoker backhand into the net make it interesting at 40-30. The Swiss pull it back to deuce and we are treated to some exquisite exchanges with audacious winners and controlled net play in one of the contest's most epic games. The Serbinator finally pulls through the test when Fed-Ex blazes a shot into the net.

  57. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 2-1 FEDERER - BREAK! The Swiss Maestro has been in imperious serving form at this tournament but Djokovic continues to ask some big questions of it - and finally gets his reward with the first break of the match. At 15-30 he has a big opportunity, only to get his angle wrong on a crosscourt forehand. A rasping winner to the left of Federer's court ties it at deuce before the seven-time champion double faults to hand his opponent a real chance. Djoker responds and sears a stunning backhand down the line to get himself right back in this final. Now, time to see that trainer!

  58. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 1-1 FEDERER - Nole roars through a confident service game to 15, finishing it off with an ace down the middle T. The Serb has called for the trainer ahead of the next changeover. That earlier fall may have tweaked something. It's not really affecting his game though. That was superb from him.

  59. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) 0-1 FEDERER - We are seeing some brilliant tennis at times here and that's a big, big hold for Federer. Djokovic will feel it just isn't his day as he sees two break points go begging before suffering a heavy fall during another full-blooded rally. He recovers to fight his way to a third deuce but Fed-Ex finally comes through. The point of the game comes at 30-15 and epitomises the Djoker spirit. The Serb's drop shot is picked up by Federer who seems confident of the point until Djoker swoops from nowhere to angle a lob across court that the Swiss can only flap into the alley.

  60. - - DJOKOVIC 6-7(7-9) FEDERER - SET! The seven-time champion snatches the opener from the jaws of defeat in 52 minutes after saving two set points. The Swiss saw a 4-2 lead eroded away in the TB as he miscued a trio of backhands to trail 5-4. Djoker then went within a whisker of winning a quite sensational point when he defended two overheads before lobbing a pick up from a drop shot just wide. The Serb teed up set point with a thunderous return winner but could only stab a forehand on the stretch into the alley under the attack of a pumped up Fed. The top seed snared a second set point when Federer chipped into the net but saw it immediately quashed by two big serves from the Swiss. The pressure was evident on the Serb's face and he fizzed a simple backhand down the line into the net to hand his opponent the initiative.

  61. - - DJOKOVIC 6-6 FEDERER - 2-4 in the TIE BREAK! A stray Djokovic backhand and a Swiss ace put Federer 3-0 up early on. Nole hits back with two well constructed points on serve but then sears a tame shot into the net ahead of the changeover.

  62. - - DJOKOVIC 6-6 FEDERER - TIE BREAK! Audacious from Federer. The Swiss plays a sublime disguised drop shot that clips the net and drops over at 30-15. The seven-time champion drills the next point long but secures a TB when Djoker flashes a shot into the net.

  63. - - DJOKOVIC 6-5 FEDERER - The top seed sees a serve called out at 40-30 that was actually in. Djoker doesn't challenge and Federer forces deuce with a brilliant winner down the line. It could well have been a talking point if Djokovic had dropped serve, but the 27-year-old produces two big forehands to hold. Federer will now serve to try and take it to a tie break.

  64. - - DJOKOVIC 5-5 FEDERER - It's great defence from Federer as we are treated to a couple of tense rallies on his way to an important hold. A cushioned volley creates an opening for Djoker but Fed-Ex uses slice and an aggressive backhand to turn a 15-30 deficit in to a 40-30 lead. A wayward attempt at a volleyed winner extends the game to deuce before an absorbing rally ends with the Swiss Maestro finally seeing off some great legwork from Djoker to tuck away another volley at the net. A big serve then clinches the game for Roger who comes through a big test.

  65. - - DJOKOVIC 5-4 FEDERER - The first sign of trouble on the Djokovic serve is self inflicted as the Serbinator blazes a forehand long when he had all day to pick his spot. The top seed shrugs it off and delivers two big serves to nudge himself in front at 40-30. An ace secures the hold, though replays showed it was out and Federer didn't challenge, so the Serb got away with it. A bit of pressure on the Fed-Ex serve now to stay in the opening set.

  66. - - DJOKOVIC 4-4 FEDERER - It's not straight forward for Federer but once more he sees off a few nervy moments to hold. A lovely dipping forehand leaves Djokovic stranded and Fed-Ex backs it up with a rasping ace. The Serb hits back with a well-executed crosscourt winner with the Swiss caught on his heels trying to get to the net. Nole stays in it at 40-30 and forces Fed to sear a forehand well wide to tie it at deuce, but the number four seed responds with a big serve and a short forehand winner that creep over the net to give Nole no chance.

  67. - - DJOKOVIC 4-3 FEDERER - The world number two blots his copybook with a double fault at 40-0 but responds with a backhand down the line that wrong-foots Federer who can only lash his reaction shot way beyond the baseline.

  68. - - DJOKOVIC 3-3 FEDERER - The Swiss comes through with a big serve at 40-30 that Djokovic can only stab towards the net. There are signs Nole is etching away at the Fed-Ex serve with a third return winner of the contest one of the high points of the game.

  69. - - DJOKOVIC 3-2 FEDERER - The top seed's serve is a well-oiled machine at present and he lashes down an ace on his way to another perfect game. A pair of crashing winners when he does have to engage in a brief rally give Federer no chance. The Serb seems desperate to end a run of five defeats in his previous six GS finals.

  70. - - DJOKOVIC 2-2 FEDERER - The seven-time champion is charging into the net at every opportunity. It's causing Nole to try and pull off some big winners. A lob attempt almost catches the Swiss out but he rises majestically to despatch an angled overhead and goes on to hold to 15 when Djokovic sears a crosscourt attempt just wide.

  71. - - DJOKOVIC 2-1 FEDERER - A magnificent service game from Djokovic. The Serb has Federer scurrying from side to side and forces a forehand error from the Swiss Maestro to seal it to love. This is shaping up very nicely indeed.

  72. - - On Twitter @kadian_anurag is tipping Djokovic to triumph. Do you agree? Get in touch.

  73. - - DJOKOVIC 1-1 FEDERER - The Swiss makes a confident start but allows Djokovic back in with a weak volley the Serb despatches with venom. An absorbing rally sees Fed-Ex lose the initiative at the net when he struggles to return a lob and Djoker turns up the heat with his own drop volley to level at 30-30. The Serbinator digs in to tie at deuce but Federer steps up a gear with a wide serve and crosscourt forehand before Djokovic hammers a return into the net.

  74. - - DJOKOVIC 1-0 FEDERER - Djoker roars into a 30-0 lead before Fed shows his intention to get into the net as often as possible with a deft volley. A stray backhand puts Nole back in control before the Serb sizzles a crosscourt winner to get off to a solid start.

  75. 14.10 - The players have just completed the warm up and are about to get this show on the road. Djokovic will serve first in the 2014 Wimbledon final.

  76. 14.08 - DJOKOVIC'S ROAD TO THE FINAL: It's been a rollercoaster ride for Nole who has combined scintillating shot-making with gritty tennis. A crushing success over Andrey Golubev was followed by a mini blip against Radek Stepanek who won a third-set tie break before going down in four. Gilles Simon and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga were despatched in straight sets before the Serbinator was forced to come from 2-1 down to oust Marin Cilic in five sets. A semi-final classic with Grigor Dimitrov took a lot out of the top seed, but he eventually prevailed in four sets - winning two TBs - to set up this encounter with Fed-Ex.

  77. 14.05 - FEDERER'S ROAD TO THE FINAL: Federer cruised through his first four matches, winning in straight sets against Paolo Lorenzi, Gilles Muller, Santiago Giraldo and Tommy Robredo. A last eight meeting with his compatriot, Stanislas Wawrinka provided a trickier proposition but he recovered from losing the first set to edge a second-set tie break and roar through in four. The Swiss then made short work of the big-serving Canadian, Milos Raonic to close to within one match of a record-breaking eighth SW19 title.

  78. 14.00 - SLAM-TO-SLAM: Federer boasts 17 Grand Slam titles to Djokovic's six. The Swiss has won seven in SW19 while the Serb has one. A victory today would see Fed-Ex move clear on his own with eight, edging past Pete Sampras and William Renshaw who also have seven to their name.

  79. 13.55 - Djokovic is all too aware of the threat the Swiss poses on grass having lost to the seven-time champion in the last four just two years ago. The Serb said: "We have played many matches on many occasions, but only once on grass. Most of the matches went the distance, so I am going to be physically ready and fit to go the distance. The key will be to try not to allow him to dictate too much because he likes to be very aggressive. He likes to come to the net and I'm going to have to be able to get as many returns back in the court as possible and stay close to the lines."

  80. 13.50 - Who's going to win this one? Djokovic or Federer? Tweet me your predictions: @Paul_Hassall on Twitter. Tweet us your predictions

  81. 13.45 - Federer believes he must deploy an offensive game-plan to overcome the top seed. He said: "It's really important for me to stay aggressive against him, and especially here at Wimbledon. Novak can hurt you down the line or cross-court on both sides. His forehand, his serve, his movement clearly is what stands out the most at the moment. He's really been able to improve that and make it rock solid."

  82. 13.40 - It's not just Nole v Roger. This one is being billed as: Beck-ovic v Fed-berg! The super coaches of Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg enjoyed a great rivalry on the court during the 80s and 90s, playing three Wimbledon finals that the Swede edged two titles to one. They will resume the old duel at SW19 today with these ex-players coaching the modern greats. Rather spookily, Becker and Edberg met 35 times - and this is the 35th showdown between Djoker and Fed-Ex.

  83. 13.35 - HEAD-TO-HEAD: These two gladiators of tennis have met 34 times with Fed-Ex edging it 18-16. In three meetings in 2014 the Swiss leads 2-1. Federer triumphed in semis at Monte Carlo and in Dubai respectively while Djoker beat the 32-year-old in the final at Indian Wells.

  84. 13.30 - Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE game-by-game coverage of the 2014 men's Wimbledon final between two of the game's greats, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. This much-anticipated Centre Court clash is set to commence from 2pm BST.

Novak Djokovic

Nationality SRB
Date of Birth 22/05/1987
Height 1.88 m
Weight 80 kg

Roger Federer

Nationality SUI
Date of Birth 08/08/1981
Height 1.85 m
Weight 85 kg