THE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012
Wimbledon SF Preview: Djokovic Vs. Federer
by ATP Staff|
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 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.
Here's a look at their statistics:
|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|
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.
|Aces (Double Faults)||44 (10)||47 (8)|
|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|
|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|