Bautista Agut wins 2nd set against Djokovic at Wimbledon


Agut is excited to face the defending champion, especially after the run that he has had in the tournament so far.

Federer is 2-4 as a favorite against the King of Clay.

Similarly to David Goffin, RBA has the game on this surface, with his flat hitting and good movement, to cause some damage to the defences of Djokovic, but mentally I'd probably put him in a similar bracket to Goffin.

37 years, 290 days - Serena Williams' age on Saturday, making her the oldest woman to play a Grand Slam final in the professional era - about a month older than Martina Navratilova was when she played the 1994 championship match at Wimbledon.

Federer: "Rafa has improved so much over the years on this surface".

So, the 2.62 about no tie breaks is certainly an option again in a tournament that plenty of players have complained about in terms of the slowness of the courts. After breaking early, he held the advantage to level the match. So you can dive into the tactics like mad, or you say "it's grass-court tennis so I'm going to come out and play my tennis".

"We had some brutal conditions to play (in) there".

Agut defeated Guido Pella in the previous match in four sets to reach his first ever Grand Slam final.

"What has impressed me most about Roger's game is his mobility, he is still able to get to every ball on the court". Not only is he picking the victor, he's also betting on how many sets the match lasts, how many games the first set goes, and whether there will be a tiebreak.

The match was briefly interrupted after a fan at Centre Court became ill during the second set.

"And that's not a knock on his current form-he's dropped just two sets in five matches, and both were the first set in matches he ended up winning comfortably-but instead an acknowledgment of how well Nadal is playing". Incredibly, the two stars have never met at the US Open.

To play an elite ATP tournament once in a career, you have to beat nearly all other rivals on the Tour in particular season, which is never easy, but to do that for 15 years in a row is something remarkable that only Nadal has managed to achieve in every season since 2005!

It looked as though the Spaniard's fight was finally ebbing away but he made his last stand as Djokovic served for the match at 5-2 but on his fifth match point the world No 1 struck the final blow.

If we look at the stats of their last three clashes on hard courts (all won by RBA) we find that RBA has limited the Serb to just 65% of points won on first serve and 75% holds of serve.

When it comes to the tournament as a whole, Novak Djokovic is 7/10 to defend his title, followed by Nadal at 16/5 and Federer at 4/1.

"Federer hasn't reached his peak level so far at Wimbledon, yet no one has seriously challenged him, either", he wrote.

Grass hasn't been his greatest surface - he won at Wimbledon in 2008 and 2010 then reached the final again in 2011, but didn't get past the fourth round again until a year ago.