One of the German’s greatest strengths is her ability to defend, get balls back in play and make her opponent stress because they are playing so many extra balls.
Angelique definitely needs to get a high percentage of first serves in play, otherwise Serena will punish her second serve.
The 35-year old is one title short of eclipsing William Renshaw and Pete Sampras’ seven Gentleman’s Singles titles, having been stranded on that number since 2012.
His win in the Australian Open this year was evidence of a return to form for Federer, and 2017 has seen him play the tennis that is reminiscent of his most dominant period between 2003-2009. Whilst this will be his first final at SW19, it is the fourth year in a row that the Croatian has made it to the second week as he finds himself increasingly comfortable on grass.
Federer remains the hot favourite though, and the Centre Court crowd will be desperate to see the man they adopted as their own 14 years ago finally make history as the most decorated men’s champion at Wimbledon.
There are so many points when you think she is completely out of it and somehow she gets herself there and then has the good hands to improvise and keep herself in the point with enough depth or enough angle.
The defeat also snapped his streak of four consecutive major tournament victories, dating back to the 2015 Wimbledon Championships.
Andy Murray won his third major and second Wimbledon title defeating Milos Raonic in the final, 6–4, 7–6Raonic became the first Canadian male tennis player to reach the Grand Slam final.
Annabel Croft, who is part of the BBC’s Wimbledon coverage, runs the rule over both players and where the match might be won and lost.
This was his first defeat before the quarterfinals of a major tournament since the 2009 French Open, a streak of 28 quarterfinal appearances in a row.