2015 Wimbledon Championships – Men's singles final

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Wimbledon Men's Final
Serbia Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Switzerland Roger Federer (2)
Set 1 2 3 4
Serbia Novak Djokovic 77 610 6 6
Switzerland Roger Federer 61 712 4 3
DateSunday 12 July 2015
TournamentThe Championships, Wimbledon
LocationLondon, Great Britain

The 2015 Wimbledon Championships Men's Singles final was the championship tennis match of the Men's Singles tournament at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships.

A significant part of the Djokovic–Federer rivalry, it pitted defending champion Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer against each other in a Grand Slam final for the third time, a rematch of the Wimbledon final a year earlier in which Djokovic defeated Federer in five sets. Before the match, Federer led the head-to-head 20 matches to 19, with the two players tied one to one on grass and one to one in grand slam finals.[1]

This was the first time the top two seeds had met in a men's grand slam final since the 2014 French Open, which pitted Rafael Nadal (1) against Djokovic (2).

Background[edit]

Federer, a winner of 17 grand slams, was appearing in his 26th grand slam final and tenth Wimbledon final. He was seeking a record eighth Wimbledon title, which would rank him above Pete Sampras, who won the tournament seven times.[2]

Djokovic, a winner of eight grand slams, was appearing in his 17th grand slam final and fourth Wimbledon final. He was seeking his third Wimbledon title, and looking to defend his win of the previous year.

Build-up[edit]

This was a re-match of the previous year's final where Djokovic had won in 5 sets. Federer had shown strong form in the tournament. He had reached the semi-final against Andy Murray losing just one set, and completed all his previous rounds with less than 10 hours spent on the court. In the semi-final he beat Murray in straight sets to set up his opportunity for a record 8th Wimbledon and 18th Major win. On the other half of the draw, Djokovic had barely survived after a scare of a 4th round elimination against Kevin Anderson who he beat from 2 sets down. Djokovic had also recently lost in the French Open Final against Stan Wawrinka, and was considered to be vulnerable at times.

Match[edit]

Djokovic won the first set, before Federer made a comeback to win the second set in a close tie-breaker, saving seven set points in the process. By the 3rd set, however, Djokovic started to tighten his grip on the match as Federer's count of unforced errors rose. In some crucial moments, Djokovic was able to defend break points and eventually it became too much for Federer to sustain the challenge. In the end, Djokovic won in 4 sets. source

Statistics[edit]

Category Djokovic Federer
1st serve % 95 of 145 = 66% 94 of 141 = 67%
1st serve points won 70 of 95 = 74% 70 of 94 = 74%
2nd serve points won 30 of 50 = 60% 23 of 47 = 49%
Aces 13 14
Double faults 1 3
Winners 46 58
Unforced errors 16 35
Winners-UFE +30 +23
Break point conversions 4 of 10 = 40% 1 of 7 = 14%
Net points won 20 of 34 = 59% 42 of 58 = 78%
Receiving points won 48 of 141 = 34% 45 of 145 = 31%
Total points won 148 138

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer Head To Head". SteveGTennis. July 11, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  2. ^ "Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in Wimbledon 2015 men's singles final – as it happened". Guardian. 12 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015.