Swiss World Number three, Roger Federer enters the 12th the final of his career on Wimbledon’s turf. When Federer lifted his first Wimbledon title in 2003, it was Serena Williams in the women’s section who pulled off the Wimbledon 2003 title.
That year, both, Roger Federer and Serena Williams were 21-year-old and 16 years later, at Wimbledon Championships 2019, two of the contenders for the title remain the same and both of them are aiming to create history in their respective domains.
“Definitely, it’s unusual, it’s a bit strange,” Roger Federer shared his opinion about being in the Wimbledon final with Serena after 16 years. “I hope it’s going to happen again for somebody, to have such a big span, between the first Wimbledon title and the upcoming Wimbledon finals.”
They have collectively won Wimbledon title three times and both the 37-year-olds have another test to pass, for their fourth Wimbledon crown together.
“We still have a long way to go to win our titles,” Roger Federer added. “It’s definitely special for both of us. Serena was even earlier on tour than me and she made a breakthrough earlier. It’s amazing what she has been able to do and again she can write history tomorrow. That’s very very special for her and the women’s game.”
Serena Williams will be taking on Simona Halep for her 24th major title. She will be creating history on Wimbledon’s Centre Court if the 11th seed prevails over Simona in tomorrow’s final.
She will be tying with Margeret Court’s all-time record of two dozens Grand Slam titles and she will be joining the club of Grand Slam champions as mothers. And she is the only WTA contender to win her Wimbledon titles with everyone in the ‘Big Four’ of tennis.
Roger Federer continued to talk about his first Wimbledon title.“For me, I don’t know, it’s not something I never expected. Winning that 2003 title was something so surreal. It’s nice to be back in another final it means really a lot to me,” Federer said.
He will be meeting the defending champion, Novak Djokovic, in the finals for the third time at London major. The Swiss won over Novak in the semifinals of Wimbledon 2012 and in 2014 and 2015 finals, Federer had lost to the Serbian top seed.
Also, Roger Federer awaits his victory over Djokovic since his comeback in 2017. In their last Slam meeting at Australian Open 2016 semifinals, Federer dealt with a slump.