Wimbledon 2011: Day 13

3 July, 2011 at 11:41 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

Sidepodcast F1: Rafael Nadal takes on Novak Djokovic for the 2011 Title

Credit: David Quick/Flickr/CC

Rafael Nadal takes on Novak Djokovic for the 2011 Title

Yesterday saw a surprise result when Petra Kvitova beat Maria Sharapova to the Wimbledon Championship in two sets. Sharapova didn't seem on form, and although there were breaks of serve all over the place, Kvitova kept returning the ball and overpowering her opponent.

Today, it's time to crown the Men's Champion, as current World Number 1 Rafael Nadal takes on the soon-to-be Number 1 Novak Djokovic. It's hard to know which way this match will go - both players have stormed their way through the field so far, but both have little niggles they'll have to deal with too.

Rafael Nadal ESP (1)
1Michael Russell6-4 6-2 6-2
2Ryan Sweeting6-3 6-2 6-4
3Gilles Muller7-6 7-6 6-0
4Juan Martin Del Potro7-6 3-6 7-6 6-4
QFMardy Fish6-3 6-3 5-7 6-4
SFAndy Murray5-7 6-2 6-2 6-4

An easy few rounds to start with, Nadal found himself dropping sets as the competition got harder, and he's called the trainer out a few times for foot problems. Can his body hold out for what could be a five-setter?

Novak Djokovic SRB (2)
1Jeremy Chardy6-4 6-1 6-1
2Kevin Anderson6-3 6-4 6-2
3Marcos Baghdatis6-4 4-6 6-3 6-4
4Michael Llodra6-3 6-3 6-3
QFBernard Tomic6-2 3-6 6-3 7-5
SFJo-Wilfried Tsonga7-6 6-2 7-6 6-3

Novak has come through all his matches on good form, but has, at times, seemed tired and a little lacking in momentum. However, the Centre Court battle, and the potential for a Wimbledon Title might spur him on to fight even harder.

As well as the men's match, we've also got the Mixed Doubles Final following on Centre, as well as the Invitation Doubles on Court 1, featuring Pat Cash and Mark Woodforde. The Ladies' Invitation Doubles also takes place on Court 18, with favourites Martina Navratilova, Jana Novotna, Lindsay Davenport and Martina Hingis all in action. What a blast from the past!

Thanks to everyone who's commented and enjoyed this excellent fortnight with me here in the comments. Here's to a good last day of tennis!

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