A biggest final Wimbledon Tennis 2011 match between Fafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic on this sunday. Rafael Nadal will get to play one more match as the top-ranked man in the tennis world, and it will be in the Wimbledon final against the man who is going to replace him Novak Djokovic.
The defending champion reached his fifth final at the All England Club on Friday, beating Andy Murray 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4. But the win wasn’t enough to hold onto his No 1 ranking, which instead will go to Novak Djokovic for the first time on Monday.
That’s because the second-seeded Serb improved his record 47-1 this year with a 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-7 (9), 6-3 victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a match filled with diving shots by both players. “It’s definitely one of the most important achievements and days in my life, in my career,” said Djokovic, a two-time Australian Open champion who will be playing in his first Wimbledon final. “When you know you’re going to be the best in the world and you’re reaching the finals of your favourite tournament, it’s something special.”
Sunday’s final will be between the Australian Open champion and the French Open titlist. Djokovic won the first Grand Slam tournament of the year as part of his 43-match winning streak, while 10-time major champion Nadal equaled Bjorn Borg’s record of six titles at Roland Garros last month. But before losing his first match of the year to Roger Federer in the French Open semifinals, Djokovic had beaten Rafael Nadal in two hard-court finals and two clay-court finals in 2011.
“His mental position over me today is probably a little bit better because he won the last four finals against me,” said Nadal, who has won 20 straight matches on the grass at Wimbledon. “I will try my best. I have to play aggressive. I have to play with intensity, with rhythm. That’s what (I’m) going to try.”
On Saturday, the women will be on Centre Court for their final. Maria Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champion, is to face Petra Kvitova. The Djokovic-Tsonga match was filled with acrobatic shots and diving saves. And twice in the third set, both players went down on the same point. At 1-1 with Tsonga serving, the Frenchman dived to send the ball back toward Djokovic. The Serb then dived to hit a backhand across the net while Tsonga scrambled to his feet just in time to dive again and push a forehand long.