Roger Federer reveals the one thing he fears most about Novak Djokovic
The top two seeds will contest the finale at the All England Club for the third time, with Djokovic boasting an 100% record against the Swiss on this stage.
Eight-time champion Federer has taken on the Serb on 47 previous occasions but as he prepares to turn 38 next month its unclear how many more times they will line up against each other in the final of a Slam.
Djokovic has won eight of their past 10 meetings and will arrive on Centre Court confident he knows what needs to be done to down the 20-time Grand Slam champion and Federer pointed out one shot that makes the Serb so dangerous.
If I think of Novak, one thing that jumps out at me, is his jump back and to the left, Federer said after beating Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals.
You know, how hes able to defend on that side, which I think has won him numerous matches and trophies. He does that better than anybody. Nobody else really has it as consistent and good as he has, if you want to talk about Novak and one shot really.
There are certainly no secrets between the pair having faced each other so many times and Federer isnt expecting too many on-court surprises.
Its the same like going into a Rafa match, he added. I think the moment youve played somebody probably more than 15 times, you know, especially in recent years also a few times, theres not that much more left out there. Especially you know where the players go when it really matters, how much can you still surprise somebody.
At the end of the day it comes very much down to whos better on the day, whos in a better mental place, whos got more energy left, whos tougher when it really comes to the crunch.