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King of stats: Men’s Wimbledon final traits shine on Federer

| 05.07.2014

As we predicted here at news.Ladbrokes before the Wimbledon semi-finals took place, the 2014 men’s finale sees world number two Novak Djokovic and seven-time Wimbledon winner Roger Federer face off.

To help punters find some choice bets to go with their Sunday BBQ fare, the king of streaks (not steaks) himself has put in the man hours to unveil some historic patterns from finals past and both men’s route to the SW19 showpiece.

Hopefully you followed the monarch of trend’s advice on the women’s final and backed Kvitova to claim a second SW19 title?

7 – Victories from eight finals contested for Federer, including the 2012 victory over Djokovic. Rafael Nadal the only man to have bettered him in the showpiece in 2008. Federer to win is 6/4.

4 – Years since there has been a tiebreak in the men’s final, the longest stretch since they were introduced to Wimbledon back in 1979. A tiebreak in the match can be backed at 4/11.

1 – Previous meeting between the two at SW19 in the 2012 final where the Swiss maestro prevailed 3-1. Federer to win 3-1 9/2.

3 – Meetings between the Serb and the Swiss in 2014. Federer has won two of the three encounters (one hard and one on clay) with Djokovic prevailing in the middle match at Indian Wells.

11 – Grand Slam meetings between the pair. Djokovic has won five of the last seven. Djokovic to win is 8/15.

0 – The number of sets Federer has dropped en-route to the final. Federer to win 3-0 is a 7/1 chance.

2 – Federer’s last two titles (2012 & ’09) witnessed him lose the first set before going on to win in four. Fed to lose the first set and win the match is available at 5/1.

1 – The amount of times Federer has been broken en-route to the final. The Swiss to break first is 5/4.

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Christian Crowther

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