Good afternoon and welcome to the final day of Wimbledon 2014. We are around 15 minutes away from the men's final which is all set up to be a thriller between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. There are so many sub plots to this one. Will Federer break Pete Sampras' Wimbledon record? Will Djokovic be able to end his Grand Slam finals hoodoo? Which coach will come out on top between old foes Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker? Either way, it is going to be a fascinating afternoon.
This is the 35th meeting between the two with Federer currently leading 18-16. Interestingly, the pairs' coaches Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg also met 35 times.
So, how did these two make it through? Well, Federer has breezed to the final dropping just one set all the way. The Swiss swept past Paolo Lorenzi, Gilles Muller, Santiago Giraldo and Tommy Robredo without breaking sweat. Compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka gave him a slight scare taking the first set in the quarter final while Federer then overcame big serving Milos Raonic in straight sets in the last four.
As for Djokovic, he has had things slightly tougher, dropping four sets in the past fortnight. A straight sets win over Andrey Golubev was followed by a 3-1 victory against Radek Stepanek. Gilles Simon and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga failed to take a set off the Serb but Marin Cilic pushed the number one seed all the way to five in the quarters. Then arguably the match of the tournament saw Grigor Dimitrov and Djokovic play out four thrilling sets with the Serb winning through.
Who has had the tougher route? At the age of 32 will this be Federer's last Wimbledon final? Hit 'comment' at the top of this page and let me know who you are backing today!
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, David and Victoria Beckham and Sir Chris Hoy among those in attendance today. Novak Djokovic to serve first and we are underway.
GAME DJOKOVIC 1-0. A Federer backhand into the net followed by one which dropped long hands the Serb the initiative. The Swiss tries to come into the net following a weak second serve but a fine passing backhand winner seals the opening game.
GAME FEDERER 1-1. Federer takes a 30-0 lead with a couple of big serves but Djokovic shows some class with a lob and drop shot combo to level up. A swinging serve out wide followed by the forehand winner brings up game point but Djokovic levels at deuce. Federer echoes the serve from moments ago and holds onto serve. Just.
GAME DJOKOVIC 2-1. Another comfortable hold for Djokovic, this time to love. The Serb fails with a challenge as he thinks he caught the line down the middle for an ace but it mattered little as Federer fires a backhand into the net on game point.
GAME FEDERER 2-2. Federer yet to fully assert himself from the net but does produce a fine backhand volleyed winner to take control of the game. It proves to be a less taxing hold this time around and we remain level.
GAME DJOKOVIC 3-2. No chances yet for Federer on the Djokovic serve. The Serb unleashes a fierce crosscourt forehand to end a forehand-to-forehand rally and holds again to love.
GAME FEDERER 3-3. Djokovic is beginning to read the Federer serve and volley attempts and hits a third passing winner of the match. But the Swiss sees out the game and seems to be the crowd favourite at the moment.
GAME DJOKOVIC 4-3. A first double fault of the match offers Federer a brief reprieve at 40-15 but in general Djokovic's serving has been dominant so far, just like the beginning of his semi against Dimitrov where he did not let the young Bulgarian in.
GAME FEDERER 4-4. Federer fires wide on both of his game points from 40-15 which brings the crowd to a little roar. But the big serve out wide cannot be returned by Djokovic but the one down the middle is followed up with a fine forehand to ensure we have still had no break points in the match.
The crowd get fully involved in that brilliant 21 shot rally with the pair trading backhand slices before Federer eventually sends a topspin effort into the net. 15-15.
GAME DJOKOVIC 5-4. A glimpse of an opening on the Djokovic serve as Federer moves 15-30 ahead but a third ace followed by an unreturnable serve brings up game point. Federer considers a challenge on the final point with an ace down the middle. Replays show it was in fact out but no challenge arrived.
A good return from Djokovic is followed up by the winner as Federer comes into the net again to go 15-30 ahead. Two more epic rallies follow but both times it's Djokovic who fires into the net and he will be disappointed to have not brought up at least one set point. Federer tries to follow up a serve out wide with a mid court volley but it drops wide and we are level at deuce.
GAME FEDERER 5-5. A 19 shot rally follows which Djokovic somehow keeps alive with the two handed forehand but Federer comes in and clinches it at the net before the big serve out wide secures the game.
GAME DJOKOVIC 6-5. Djokovic sends a forehand long and looks up to his box as the game is tied at 30-30. He brings up game point and briefly thinks he has taken the game with a big serve out wide but it's called out. Again it was not challenged but if it had been then it would have been called as an ace with it just catching the outside of the line. Federer brings it up to deuce with a controlled backhand at the net but Djokovic pulls out some more big serves and it's pressure on Federer again.