The Federer vs Djokovic saga: Chapter 44 to be played at the O2 Arena
The Federer vs Djokovic rivalry which has been the most dominant rivalry in 2015 will close out the 2015 ATP season at the O2 arena on Sunday. The duo have meet 7 times this season with the world number 1 winning 4 of those encounter over his Swiss counterpart.
Federer vs Djokovic in a repeat final of last year
Roger Federer was due to meet Novak Djokovic last year in the prestigious year ending championships finals, unfortunately though Federer had to pull out before the start of the match due to an injury he picked up in his semifinal against compatriot Stan Wawrinka. This year though, the 34 year old father of two sets of twins overcame Wawrinka with relative ease to march into the finals yet another time.
Novak Djokovic has had easily one of the best seasons on the Pro Circuit with the Serbinator winning 10 titles including 3 majors. During that period he has compiled an 81-6 record and pocketing more than 16 million dollars in prize money. In the semifinals he overcame a resurgent former world number 1 Rafael Nadal and in the process leveled the head to head against the King of Clay for the first time in his career. The duo have met 46 times on the tour which is an open era record for any pair.
Federer Vs Djokovic ATP World Tour Final preview
While Djokovic has had a dream run in 2015, Federer on the other hand has shown the world why he is considered the Greatest of All Time by still playing sublime tennis at the age of 34. Sunday’s final too has a lot on the line for the Federer-Djokovic rivalry which is next only to Djokovic-Nadal rivalry in terms of the matches played. Djokovic, will try to sign off his remarkable season by becoming the first man to win four straight titles at the ATP World Tour Finals. Federer who already holds a record World Tour Final title will be looking to add a 7th trophy in his cabinet.
Federer Vs Djokovic: The Mind Game
More than the physical battle, the Federer-Djokovic matches are decided by the frame of mind of the player is in. The US Open final being a perfect example of it. When you are the world number 1, the crowd will be on your side, more often than not; that scenario holds true until the guy across the net is not named Roger Federer. In the finals at the Flushing meadows the New York crowd was so heavily in favor of the Swiss that at times the scene resembled less that of a Grand Slam final and more of a Davis Cup final. But to be fair to the Swiss, he has earned the right of fans adoration over the years. This fact was further cemented as Roger won the ATP fan’s favorite for a 13th consecutive year.
While Novak Djokovic has had the upper hand against the Swiss Maestro in big matches especially the Grand Slams of late winning two majors this year against him. Federer on the other hand has been responsible for ending most of Djokovic’s rampaging streaks; the most recent being ending his ATP World Tour final and indoor victory record. Infact half of Djokovic’s handful of defeats in 2015 have come against the man with the Wilson Wand in hand.
The ATP World Tour Finals offers to be a fitting finale to the 2015 season with this year’s two best players clashing for the title.