The 2019 Wimbledon men’s singles championship match will see the reigning champ and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic going against the eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer. Djokovic is listed as a 1.55 fave with the total games at 40.5 and Federer at 2.60 odds.
While Djokovic dropped a couple of sets on his way to the final, Federer lost three sets, and both players won their semifinal matches in four sets. Djokovic outlasted Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2 4-6 6-3 6-2, playing at the highest level for most of the match. Novak converted five of his eight break points and had eight winners more than Bautista Agut.
On the other side, Federer defeated Rafael Nadal 7-6 1-6 6-3 6-4. Despite the poor second set, Roger dominated Nadal and fully deserved his place in the final. Federer had 19 winners more than Nadal while 23 of his 37 2nd-serve points.
Federer was a 2.10 underdog against Nadal, and I think he will find a way to win at least a set against Djokovic. Novak’s return and groundstrokes are working well, but his serve could be a problem against Roger.
Hereof, both Federer and Djokovic should win a set each at 1.50 odds which is not an attractive offer, but it seems like a sure shot. All their previous three encounters at Wimbledon saw more than three sets in the total.
Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer Head-to-Head
Novak has won 25 of his 47 meetings with Roger so far including the previous two encounters at Wimbledon in 2014 and 2015 when Djokovic defeated Federer in championship matches. Their third duel on the grass court from 2012 saw Roger over Djokovic in the Wimbledon semifinal. Also, Novak has beaten Roger in their last four matchups.