Novak Djokovic secured his presence in the final sixteenth Grand Slam and try to endorse the title of champion in the Cathedral of Tennis after winning in straight sets Friday to the French Richard Gasquet and planted in Sunday’s final.

Roger Federer who along with Pete Sampras holds the record in the London grass crowns won the other end to the Scottish Andy Murray also on the fast track.

‘Nole’ returns to stand in a Grand Slam final of the season and attempt his third Wimbledon crown and ninth in the Major after defeating in straight sets to Frenchman Richard Gasquet 7-6 6-4 6-4 after two hours and 20 minutes. The match was very even until the end of the first set was decided in a playoff. The Serb reached more rested this event as he won in three sets to Marin Cilic but Gasquet just the opposite, with the energies to the limit due to marathon victory about Stan Wawrinka in five sets, long September in the fifth.

In the first set, Djokovic began to ‘break’ but the French gave scope and forced the tie-break. Serbian again takes the lead and this time there would be no return to Gasquet as the legs would not. 7-6 (7-2) clear advantage for the defending champion. Enough to break once per set in the second and third to kill off the pass to the final.

I hope it’s nothing serious. Wimbledon Central is the best track in the world. If you look at people who have played the final here he is honored to have come this far

Novak Djokovic analyzed after accusing a sore shoulder.

Then they jumped into the track Roger Federer and Andy Murray. Both had won at Queen’s and Halle respectively . Party recalled the end of a couple of seasons as well as the London Olympics ago, won the first by the Swiss and the second by the Scot. The seven-time champion and finalist Last year was very strong with the service and the attack game shooting 11 aces and doubled the number of ‘winners’ that the local (23-12). However Murray with his intelligence from the service line said although the fight down the stretch Federer managed to snatch the service and keep the first set 7-5.

The second set continued the trend of the first, with Federer closer to ‘break’. The ‘game’ would be the tenth most played drawing Murray. That of Dunblane was on the verge of losing the set but raised five times ‘set point’. Federer did not drop revolutions, won his serve without major problems and put back on the ropes ‘Muzza’ in the twelfth generating his third set point. 7-5 This time the local could not emerge unscathed and Federer sleeve equally to the first marker is added.

The Swiss champion was way this afternoon in London. Your service worked like clockwork, his right solvent, his volley as his best. Very few unforced errors (just 11 in the three sets). Across the track, Murray was not playing bad or anything, but a step below Federer and that on a track like London where the Swiss feel like a fish in water, it is fatal. After fighting game to game come the first match point in the tenth ‘game’ taking Murray after she had recovered unn 0-30. As throughout the match, Federer did not yield concessions plays 6-4 and closed 2 hours 6 minutes.

Novak Djokovic and Federer will play for the fortieth time with a tight 20-19 for the Swiss and this season the Serbian going 2-1 with wins in Indian Wells and Rome. Federer won in Dubai and is also curiously with compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka, the only player to have won the Balkan so far this year.

Mark GreeneTennis
Novak Djokovic secured his presence in the final sixteenth Grand Slam and try to endorse the title of champion in the Cathedral of Tennis after winning in straight sets Friday to the French Richard Gasquet and planted in Sunday's final. Roger Federer who along with Pete Sampras holds the record...