The history of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, as well as other aspects of Wimbledon week, are two things to keep an eye on.
In the second week of Wimbledon, two of the greatest tennis players of all time will make history.
During the second week of Wimbledon 2021, a lot is on the line, with Roger Federer attempting to win a record-extending ninth Wimbledon title and Novak Djokovic attempting to tie Federer and Rafael Nadal for the most Grand Slams in men’s tennis history. The pair are set to face in the Wimbledon final on July 11 in a rematch of their epic 2019 final, in which Djokovic saved two championship points to win the longest Wimbledon final ever.
After battling form and fitness at the age of 39, Federer’s best ever achievement would be to win Wimbledon this year.
The Swiss hasn’t won a major since the 2018 Australian Open, although he came close to defeating Djokovic in the Wimbledon final this year.
Federer had two championship points on his racket but was unable to convert them as the world No. 1 pulled off another Houdini trick to defeat his opponent.
Since 41-year-old Arthur Gore won Wimbledon in 1909, the 20-time Grand Slam champion will be attempting to become the oldest men’s winner.
With victory, the Swiss would earn a record-tying eighth singles title at the All England Club, cementing his status as the game’s best ever grass court player.
It would also be his 21st Grand Slam, putting him one ahead of Rafael Nadal in the men’s game and two ahead of Novak Djokovic.
It’s still a long shot, but Federer’s experience has demonstrated that only a fool would bet against him, especially when he plays on Wimbledon’s Centre Court.
As Federer nears the end of his career, it will be interesting to see how he will compete with Djokovic and Nadal for the most Grand Slam championships.
The year 2021 is shaping up to be a historic one for the world No. 1, who has already won the Australian Open and Roland Garros Grand Slams.
The Serb has only dropped one set in the second week and appears to be a heavy favorite to capture his sixth Wimbledon crown.
Djokovic will draw even with Federer if he wins SW19 this year. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”