Roger Federer came into the men's final hungry for his first title since 2012. Novak Djokovic came in looking to avenge a stunning loss in last month’s French Open final.
They were about as evenly matched as any players could be, Federer holding a slight 20-19 advantage in their head-to-head and each playing phenomenal tennis throughout the fortnight in London.
Each won 37 points in the first set. Each won 51 points in the second set – a dead heat, exactly as expected, as they split tiebreaks in each.
The next two sets seemed clinical for Djokovic, who did not let Federer break him again as he claimed the 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 win over the Swiss legend. Federer may be the best ever, but Djokovic left no doubt that he is the best right now.
Senior Lecturer, TE