7/6/13 5:08 PM | Kelli DeMario
The Wimbledon final will feature the marquee match-up in men's tennis, as World No. 1 Novak Djokovic takes on World No. 2 Andy Murray for the championship title. The players will be contesting their 19th career match on Sunday.
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has compiled an 11-7 series advantage over World No. 2 Andy Murray, which includes a 2013 triumph at the Australian Open. The Scot leads 1-0 on grass, having won their only meeting at the 2012 London Olympics.
Murray earned his first Grand Slam final victory over Djokovic at the 2012 US Open, where he prevailed in five sets. The World No. 1 leads 3-1 in Grand Slam finals after sealing championship-title winning runs at the Australian Open from 2011-2013.
Djokovic advanced to his second Wimbledon final after surviving a five-set battle with World No. 8 Juan Martin Del Potro. The 26-year-old came through the semi in four hours and 43 minutes, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-7(6), 6-3.
"It was one of the best matches that I've been a part of, one of the most exciting definitely," said the World No. 1. "I'm privileged to be a winner of this match. It was so close, they couldn't separate us. When I was two sets to one and a break up, and I dropped that serve, well… But that's why he's a Grand Slam champion and right at the top."
Djokovic is seeking his 7th Grand Slam title and second Wimbledon success on Sunday.
Murray is through to his second consecutive final at the All-England Club following his four-set win over Poland's Jerzy Janowicz. The 26-year-old rallied to secure the victory in two hours and 52 minutes, 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.
"I'm obviously delighted with that," Murray confessed. "It was a tough match today, completely different to any matches I've played so far. He's very talented, very unpredictable. He hit huge serves out there and gave me very little rhythm. I'm very glad to get it done.
Murray looks to become the first British man to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry completed a run of three consecutive victories in 1936.
"It's very different to last year really," said the World No. 2. "This year's been a little bit different. There's been a lot of expectation. I was expected to get to the final since the early stages of the tournament. It was very emotional last year. I'm delighted to come through today and have the chance to play another final."
Predicted winner: Andy Murray to add Grand Slam title #2 to his resume.
Find the latest tennis odds at Unibet.com
|1. Djokovic||12 500 pts|
|2. Murray||8 750 pts|
|3. Federer||8 670 pts|
|4. Ferrer||6 970 pts|
|5. Nadal||6 385 pts|
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