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Tennis: Federer v Djokovic in Grand Slam finals

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Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for the 35th time in Sunday's Wimbledon final with the Swiss star boasting an 18-16 career head-to-head lead. They have met 11 times at the majors with Federer leading 6-5.

AFP Sports looks at the only Grand Slam final they have contested so far:

US Open 2007 final

Federer beat Djokovic 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/2), 6-4

- Federer captured his fourth consecutive US Open and 12th major overall despite being a break down in every set when 20-year-old Djokovic, who was playing in his first Grand Slam final, squandered a total of seven set points.

Federer became the first man to win Wimbledon and the US Open for four years in a row, and the first to win four straight US titles since Bill Tilden in 1923.

Who said what:

Federer

"I think straight sets was a bit brutal for Novak. He deserved better than that. He's had a fantastic run, not only this tournament but the entire year. I told him at the net 'keep it up.' We're going to have many more battles I think."

Djokovic

"It's been an amazing two weeks, an amazing experience for me and finally I got to my first Grand Slam final. Roger showed once again that he is the best and he deserved to win today. He was the better player."

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