For the 10th time in a tournament final and the 12th time at a Grand Slam, according to the ATP, top seed Novak Djokovic challenges the fourth-seeded Roger Federer as the Fortnight finally comes to an end this Sunday in the Gentlemen's final.
Although they are both better-known for their respective rivalries with Rafa Nadal, the history between these two is well-documented, and almost shockingly even. Federer has won one more of their Grand Slam meetings and Djokovic is one up in the finals contested between the two.
And while there may have been more anticipated possible match-ups for this final, it would difficult to argue for a better pairing or one with higher stakes. In addition to Djokovic's attempt to regain his World No. 1 ranking -- and turn his luck around following a 1-5 record in his last six Grand Slam finals -- Federer, the Swiss Maestro, is seeking a record-breaking eighth Wimbledon title to add to his collection of 17 Grand Slam Men's singles titles overall, also a record.
With the way he's been playing so far this tournament, Federer looks poised to become the oldest Wimbledon winner in addition to being the best, dropping just one set so far. This despite a tough draw that saw him challenge fifth-ranked Stan Wawrinka -- to whom he dropped the first set before beating him in three straight sets to close out their quarterfinals match -- and eighth-seeded Milos Raonic to set up his date with destiny/Djokovic this Sunday.
Djokovic has been less dominant, dropping several sets on an easier road to the finals, but has played well and has begun to lock in on a destructive return game often cited as the best in the history of the game. However, with Federer's remarkable shotmaking, famously described by David Foster Wallace as "a religious experience," the aging Swiss will look to neutralize Novak's pace on the ball by creating angles that even the Djoker can't get the last laugh on.
And this match -- which may end up as one of the last hurrahs for one of the great athletes in modern times or the resurgence of perhaps the most complete tennis player of his generation -- can be seen in its entirety on ESPN, starting at 8 a.m. ET with Breakfast at Wimbledon, followed by the Gentlemen's final an hour later.
A complete schedule is listed below (all times Eastern):
TV schedule: 8 a.m. - Breakfast at Wimbledon; 9 a.m. - 2014 Wimbledon Gentlemen's final (ESPN)