Andy Murray is back in the Wimbeldon final for the second straight year, looking to become the first Brit to win the tournament in 77 years.
Murray, the No. 2 seed, will face Novak Djokovic, the No. 1-ranked player in the world, on Sunday.
Djokovic opened as a -165 favorite vs. Murray at Pinnacle Sports. It will be the 19th meeting between the two players, with Djokovic owning an 11-7 record against Murray and having won the last three matches. But will he have his legs?
Djokovic advanced to the men’s final with an epic five-set win over Juan Martin del Potro on Friday. The 4-hour, 43-minute match was the longest semi-final in Wimbledon history and certainly took a toll on Djokovic’s legs. Murray advanced by rallying for a four-set victory over Jerzy Janowicz in Friday's other semifinal. The two players have never met on grass.
Marion Bartoli was the more impressive player in her semi-final victory, but it’s Wimbledon darling Sabine Lisicki who enters Saturday’s final at the favorite. Lisicki was sitting around a -215 favorite over Bartoli (+178) on Friday afternoon at 5Dimes
Lisicki knocked off heavy favorite Serena Williams on her way into Saturday’s final at the All England Club. She’s the more powerful of the two, but this has been a tournament won with crafty net play more than baseline ground strokes.
Bartoli is extremely comfortable at the net and put on the more dominant performance in the semifinals. She cruised past Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 6-2 in 62 minutes and has yet to drop a set in the tournament. Bartoli reached the Wimbledon final six years ago, before losing to Venus Williams.
No. 23 Lisicki was forced to rally from behind to knock off No. 4 Agnieska Radwanska in a three-set thriller that went to 9-7 in the deciding set.