The Wimbledon 2014 tournament men's final is on Sunday and has Roger Federer against Novak Djokovic at the All England Club and the major championship coverage on ESPN and WatchESPN starts at 9 am ET as Federer looks to win his eighth title here and Dojo tries to get back into the way of winning Grand Slams.
This tournament had a number of upsets, including on the men's and women's side with Maria Sharapova. Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Li Na and Serena Williams Eugenie Bouchard lost to Petra Kvitova for the ladies title and now she has won two Wimbledon championships.
Here is a preview and prediction from earlier in the tournament, some things will be out of date. The first round of the tournament has some interesting matchups, as Andy Murray opens up his title defense at Wimbledon against David Goffin, who is ranked 104 in the world right now. Rafael Nadal got a tough draw and no respect from the Wimbledon organizers, as he was put at number two despite being the French Open champion and number one in the world. Nadal has to start with Martin Klizan and that will not be an easy matchup since he is ranked 57th and then he potentially matches up with Lukas Rosol, Ivo Karlovic in the third round and Canadian Milos Raonic in the quarters.
Roger Federer is coming in looking to compete after getting bounced at the French Open and ahead of the tournament Federer spoke about being a contender in England. Federer has been very successful at the tournament and Nadal is in the same half of the draw as his former rival and the Wimbledon team is hoping that matchup happens at this major. Andy Murray may face Djokovic in the semis, as they are on the same side of the draw and the Wimbledon organizers see a potential rematch of the finals last year as a good option in the round before this time.
Djokovic has a tough road as well and he is coming in after losing to Nadal in the final at Roland Garros and he is still without a French Open title to his name. The women's side of the draw has plenty of intrigue, with Maria Sharapova coming in after winning the French Open and Williams looking to bounce back from her performance and the two have a potential matchup in the quarters. Williams lost in the first week in Paris and she has not fallen to Sharapova since back in 2004 in the WTA Championships and is 16-2 against her, one of those losses being back in 2004 when the Russian won the Wimbledon title.
The quarterfinals in the men's and women's draw have a ton of potential big matchups and Victoria Azarenka is back in action on the women's wide after not participating at Roland Garros. Simona Halep is coming in after losing to Sharapova and she will be looking to continue her strong play after rising in the rankings. Marion Bartoli will not be defending her title and that is the first time that won't be happening on the women's side in two decades, while Murray will be looking to get his second title after winning last year. The early round coverage comes from ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNEWS and starts up at 7 am ET and leads into 11:30 am ET for the main coverage before continuing on the other channels.