Djokovic favored to take down Federer

The top two seeds will square off in the men’s final at Wimbledon on Sunday, but sportsbooks overwhelmingly expect No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia to defend his title.

Both semifinals went four sets Friday, with Djokovic beating Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to begin the day. Switzerland’s Roger Federer followed with a compelling 7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 win against long-time nemesis Rafael Nadal of Spain.

Federer is an eight-time Wimbledon champion, with his last title coming just two years ago. Djokovic, 32, claimed his fourth title at the All England Club.

“I have a chance to fight for a trophy,” Djokovic said after his semifinal victory. “Regardless of who’s across the net or what is happening, I’ll definitely give it my all.”

Djokovic holds a 25-22 edge in his meetings against Federer, who did his best to sound like an underdog despite owning 20 career grand slam titles — the most in the Open Era by a male player.

“Novak is supreme again,” said Federer. “He’s the defending champion, and he’s showed why this week. He has been rock solid from start to finish so far. I hope I can push him to the brink and hopefully beat him, but it’s going to be very difficult as we know. He’s not No. 1 by chance.”

Djokovic won the Australian Open in January, and is heavily favored to win his 16th major on Sunday.

PointsBet had Djokovic’s moneyline at -189 hours after the semifinals had been decided, while FanDuel and William Hill both had him at -180. Federer, by comparison was +150, +156 and +160, respectively.

PointsBet Prop Examples

–First Set Total Games Over/Under: 7.5
–First Set and Win Match: Djokovic +101, Federer +244
–Total Games Over/Under: 41
–Total Sets: 3 (+137), 4 (+167), 5 (+238)
–Djokovic Win in 3 Sets: +235
–Djokovic Win in 4 Sets: +300
–Djokovic Win in 5 Sets: +475
–Federer Win in 3 Sets: +575
–Federer Win in 4 Sets: +550
–Federer Win in 5 Sets: +575

FanDuel Prop Examples:

–Difference in Sets Won: Djokovic -2.5
–Both Players to Win a Set: Yes -220, No +162
–Match and Both Players Win a Set: Djokovic +130, Federer +250

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)

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