Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Championship: Djokovic – Federer XLVIII


Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Championship: Djokovic – Federer XLVIII

  • Top Two Seeds to Meet in Battle of All-time Greats
  • Encore on ABC at 3 p.m. ET

A meeting of two of tennis’ all-time greats will conclude ESPN’s exclusive coverage of The Championships, Wimbledon in the Gentlemen’s Championship on Sunday, July 14, at 9 a.m. ET — top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic vs. #2 Roger Federer in their 48th meeting.

Djokovic leads their rivalry with a 25-22 record including 9-6 at Majors, 3-1 in Major finals and 2-1 at Wimbledon (both Djokovic’s wins were in the Championship).  Chris Fowler will call the match with John and Patrick McEnroe.  An encore presentation will air on ABC at 3 p.m.

  • 1 Novak Djokovic: 32, 6’2” and from Serbia.  He holds a career Grand Slam with 15 Major titles (15-9 record in finals) including four at Wimbledon (4-1 record, winning in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018).  His 74 career titles includes 33 ATP Tour Masters titles (He is the first and only player to have won all nine of the Masters 1000 tournaments) and five ATP Finals.


  • 2 Roger Federer: 37, 6’1”, and from Switzerland. His 102 titles (second most ever) include a career Grand Slam and records of 20 Majors (20-10 record in finals), eight at Wimbledon and six ATP Finals.  He is the only man to reach each Major final at least five times, to win three of them five times each, and to win two of these tournaments five consecutive times.  He was on the Swiss team that won the 2014 Davis Cup and the Laver Cup with Team Europe in 2017 and ’18.

ESPN+ on the ESPN App

Beyond Centre Court, action from outer courts is available starting at 6 a.m. on ESPN+ on the ESPN App.  Matches include a number of finals:  Boys’ Singles, Boys’ and Girls’ Doubles, Gentlemen’s Wheelchair Singles, Ladies’ Wheelchair Doubles and Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Invitational Doubles (seniors).

Breakfast at Wimbledon at 8 a.m.

The Gentlemen’s Championship will be preceded by Breakfast at Wimbledon at 8 a.m., hosted by Chris McKendry.  The show will include:

  • A look at Federer vs. Djokovic from all angles
  • A feature on Federer’s legacy
  • Is the window to win 24 Majors closing on Serena?
  • “Bangers and Smash” – The top 10 shots of the fortnight
  • “Breakfast Bites” – Sounds of the tournament



Dave Nagle

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