Novak Djokovic – Kevin Anderson
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Sports news: Today will be known as the winner of the prestigious tennis tournament Wimbledon 2018.
Djokovic vs Anderson
Achieve the 32-year-old Kevin Anderson can have something to compare with the speech of the Croat Goran Ivanisevic in 2001. Then, however, the future winner actually started off the tournament as the winner of the wild card, Anderson – until the eighth racket of the world. Nevertheless, few people believed his participation in the final match, considering that half the grid was the great Roger Federer and Isner promising. To pass both of them, Kevin had to play five sets.
I think Novak Djokovic will have the advantage of freshness, but the Serb, recall that the semi-final played yesterday. And also had to spend on court for a long time – Rafael Nadal did not want to put Novak in his fifth final of the main tournament on grass . However, the Spaniard eventually gave up. Now jocko, who in the ATP rankings is unusual 21st place, has a chance to win their 13th title in the tournament series Grand Slam overall and fourth Wimbledon specifically.
Interestingly, the current opponents in the final have quite a rich history of confrontations. For the last ten years Anderson and Djokovic played six matches, two of which took place at Wimbledon. Far in 2008, Miami won the South African, then always stronger was Djokovic. But in the last meeting, held in 2015 at Wimbledon, the match lasted for five sets and lasted nearly four hours.
Of course, Djokovic, who seeks to return to the top of Olympus, favorite, but Anderson proved that age is playing into his hands. After 30, he reached the second finals of a Grand Slam tournament (the first was last year in USA) and filled with a desire to create a sensation. Therefore, at least one set from Novak it will take.
Match Kevin Anderson – Novak Djokovic is scheduled for 16:00 (don’t forget about the English weather).