Surprisingly the pair have never met on grass so there is no previous history to compare on the lawns. On hard courts and clay, while Federer still holds the better head-to-head record overall at 14-12, perhaps the more important stat is the most recent shift in power, with the Serbian prevailing in six of their previous seven encounters.
Age is certainly on Djokovic’s side aswell, with the world number one weighing in five years younger than the Swiss.
While Federer has been a great, possibly the greatest of all time, this combination of factors and, notwithstanding the French Open final, the momentum that Djokovic has in grand slams, stands him in good stead for this matchup.
Prediction: Djokovic in four sets.
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