A duel with no secrets but does Roger Federer have greater shock potential? | Kevin Mitchell

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The two great champions know each other’s game inside out and the Swiss is going to have to find something extra to halt Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final

There are no secrets between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, nothing new to learn after 47 matches staring at each other across the net, 15 of them in slams, nothing to fear except the fear of embarrassment.

So when they meet at these championships for the third time, in the 52nd Wimbledon final of the Open era, any surprises will likely arrive when one or the other, in desperate circumstances, ignores all that accumulated knowledge and tries something that maybe makes no tennis sense but might change the course of the match. The conundrum is: who has the greater capacity to deliver it? Which one of these exceptional champions can shock the other with a move or a strategy the other has not seen before?

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Written by Kevin Mitchell at Wimbledon
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