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Wimbledon SF Preview: Djokovic Vs. Federer

Wimbledon, England

Djokovic, Federer© AFP/Getty ImagesNovak Djokovic beat Roger Federer 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 last month in the Roland Garros semi-finals.

Top-seeded Serbian and defending champion Novak Djokovic will meet third seed and six-time former titlist Roger Federer of Switzerland for the 27th time on Friday at The Championships, Wimbledon. Federer leads 14-12 in their FedEx ATP Head 2 Head series.

Djokovic vs. Federer Match-By-Match Rivalry

Djokovic is bidding to win his sixth Grand Slam championship title and become the first player to retain the Wimbledon title since Federer in 2007. Federer is attempting to become the first man to reach eight Wimbledon finals.

Should Federer beat Djokovic and go onto lift his 17th major trophy he will regain No. 1 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings on Monday. Federer has been World No. 1 for 285 weeks, one week shy of all-time record-holder Pete Sampras on 286 weeks.

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Here's a look at their statistics:

Player Djokovic Federer
Age 25 30
Coach Marian Vajda Paul Annacone
South African Airways ATP Ranking 1 3
Grand Slam Titles (Runner-up) 5 (3) 16 (7)
2012 Singles Record 41-6 44-6
Wimbledon Record 32-6 64-7

With help from IBM, the official statistics provider of The Championships, here is how Djokovic and Federer have fared in their five matches en route to the Wimbledon semi-finals.

Player Djokovic Federer
Aces (Double Faults) 44 (10) 47 (8)
Unreturned Serves 151/410 175/449
First Serves In 69% 67%
First Serve Points Won 79% 79%
Second Serve Points Won 58% 58%
Service Games Won/Lost 68/4 73/6
Average Serves (MPH) First/Second 119/98 114/98
Returns In 74% 73%
Break Points Won 26/51 31/66
Winners - Forehand/Backhand 69/45 68/29
Unforced Errors - Forehand/Backhand 33/29 30/34
Serve & Volley Points Won 8/11 30/44
Total Net Points Won 88/135 126/169
Baseline Points Won 251/435 235/445
Time On Court 9:38 9:50

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