5 facts about the Wimbledon men’s final

Roger Federer battles it out with opponent Novak Djokovic at the 2019 Wimbledon finals today. (Reuters pic)

Five facts on Sunday’s Wimbledon men’s singles final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer:

‘Big Three’ dominate

With Djokovic and Federer in the final, the winner of Sunday’s match will extend the streak of Grand Slam titles won by the ‘Big Three’ of the pair plus Rafael Nadal to 11 straight major titles.

Since Federer won his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2003, just five Grand Slam finals have been contested by pairs of players outside the ‘Big Three’.

Golden oldie Federer

At 37 years 340 days, Federer is bidding to become the oldest player in the Open era to win a Grand Slam men’s singles title.

Ken Rosewall is the only 37-year-old to have won a major singles title in that time. He won the 1972 Australian Open aged 37 years 62 days.

30-somethings still special

The champion will extend the streak of Grand Slam titles won by players aged 30 or older.

The last 12 Grand Slam titles – including at Wimbledon this year – will have been shared between players aged 30 or older.

Djokovic chases 5th Wimbledon title

Defending champion Djokovic is bidding to win his fifth Wimbledon title and equal Bjorn Borg and Laurie Doherty in fourth place on the all-time list.

He is also chasing a 16th career major.

 Federer to level Navratilova with 9?

Federer is bidding to become the second player in history to win nine Wimbledon singles titles after Martina Navratilova who won nine women’s singles.

Federer is also after a 21st career Grand Slam title.