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Roger Federer takes on Novak Djokovic in Wimbledon final
The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
Novak Djokovic has won the first set of the Wimbledon final against Roger Federer in a tiebreaker 7-6 (1).
Both players managed to break each other's serve once in the set, but Djokovic dominated the tiebreaker to take the lead.
The first set of the Wimbledon final is headed to a tiebreaker.
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are even at 6-6, with each earning one break in the opening set.
Novak Djokovic has broken right back, putting the Wimbledon final against Roger Federer back on serve.
Federer leads 4-3, but Djokovic will serve next.
Roger Federer has broken Novak Djokovic's serve in the first set of the Wimbledon final and leads 4-2.
At the first changeover in the Wimbledon final, Roger Federer is leading Novak Djokovic 2-1 in the first set.
Roger Federer won the coin toss at the net and decided to serve first against Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final.
Federer's serve has been excellent at this year's tournament. He has only been broken once, against Gilles Simon in the quarterfinals. On Friday against Andy Murray, the second-seeded Swiss won 70 of 91 points on serve and was only taken to deuce twice in the entire match. He also had 20 aces.
Djokovic, however, is one of the best returners in the game.
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are on court and ready to warm up before they start playing in the Wimbledon final.
Federer is looking for a record eighth title at the All England Club, while defending champion Djokovic is going for his third. Djokovic beat Federer in five sets in last year's final.
Players normally warm up for about 15 minutes before play starts.
There's a mix of show biz and tennis royalty on the Royal Box guest list for the men's final at Wimbledon.
Hollywood actors Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch and Hugh Grant are due to be at Centre Court, along with Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and former Wimbledon champions Bjorn Borg, Rod Laver, Chris Evert, Jan Kodes, Stan Smith and Manuel Santana.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is also among the invited guests.
Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg will be back on Centre Court for the Wimbledon final.
They won't be playing this time, though.
Edberg, the Swedish great who won six Grand Slam titles, is the coach of Roger Federer. Becker, himself a six-time major champion, coaches Novak Djokovic.
In their playing days, Becker was 25-10 in matches against Edberg. But it was their three straight Wimbledon finals that stand out in their long rivalry.
Edberg took the first one in 1988, but Becker won a year later. In what turned out to be the decider at the All England Club, Edberg won again in 1990.
As coaches in Wimbledon finals, Becker is leading 1-0 after Djokovic beat Federer in five sets in last year's championship match.
The Duke of Kent will present the trophies after the men's final at Wimbledon, as usual. The duke is the president of the All England Club and also presented the trophies after the women's final.
Roger Federer will be going for his record eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday against defending champion Novak Djokovic.
Wimbledon will have singles events in wheelchair tennis starting next year.
The All England Club has had doubles events for wheelchair players for 10 years, but not singles.
Wimbledon chief executive Richard Lewis says "I am sure they will be a popular addition and welcomed by the players and fans alike."
Wimbledon is the only one of the four Grand Slam tournaments that is played on grass.
Ali Nili, a 37-year-old Iranian-born American, will be the chair umpire for Sunday's men's final at Wimbledon.
Nili has worked at all four major tournaments, but the match between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic on Centre Court will be his first Grand Slam final.
Ali works in the IT department for the ATP.
It's the final day at Wimbledon, the day of the men's championship match.
Seven-time champion Roger Federer will take on defending champion Novak Djokovic in a rematch of last year's final, which the top-seeded Serb won in five sets.
Play is due to start at 2 p.m. on Centre Court.
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