Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have been in this position before, and it wasn't that long ago. Last year, the two faced off in the finals at Wimbledon and combined for an excellent five-set thriller. Djokovic edged out Federer in that matchup to win his second Wimbledon title, and he's hoping for a third on Sunday.
But Djokovic hasn't been particularly dominant against Federer in the past. The two have met a total of 39 times and Federer leads their head-to-head series, 20-19. The pair have split their 12 matches at Grand Slams as well. Federer will turn 34 soon, but age hasn't played much of a factor in this rivalry.
While we said that Federer vs. Andy Murray was one of the most underrated rivalries in the sport, Djokovic vs. Federer has always garnered plenty of attention. Sunday's match could be one of the best of the year if it lives up to the hype, but who should have the edge? Strictly speaking, Federer has looked like the better player thus far at Wimbledon, and put up one of the most impressive displays of his career against Murray in the semifinals.
If Federer is on point with his serve, he should be able to hold off Djokovic to secure yet another Grand Slam title. But Djokovic is the world No. 1 for a reason at this stage, and if everything went his opponent's way all the time, he wouldn't be where he is now. On the year overall, he's looked like the better player and holds a massive lead in the world standings. It should be a great match.
As usual, the match will be broadcast by ESPN, beginning at 9 a.m. ET when the players take to Centre Court. A livestream will be available at WatchESPN, and encore coverage begins at 3 p.m. on ABC.