Men's Tennis

Wimbledon 2012: TK's Picks Day 14

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06:  Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates match point during his Gentlemen's Singles semi final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day eleven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 6, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Tommy KeelerCorrespondent IIIJuly 7, 2012

The men's Wimbledon final should be a great one. I think it could be a classic.

There's certainly plenty on the line, and I think there will be lots of drama. Roger Federer is trying to add to his record 16 Grand Slams, by winning No. 17, and his first in several years. Andy Murray is trying to become the first British Grand Slam champ since 1936. Murray has the weight of the country on his shoulders, but also has the home crowd behind him.

Murray matches up well with Federer, leading him 8-7 in their head-to-head series. However, Murray is 0-2 in Grand Slam finals.

As I go into my final prediction of Wimbledon I am 59-24, and looking for the big 60. Here's my prediction for the men's final.

No. 3 Roger Federer vs. No. 4 Andy Murray: This is a tough one to call. I like how Murray is playing, and I think he's playing his best tennis of the year at the perfect time. Maybe having Ivan Lendl as his coach is finally clicking in. This a big opportunity for Murray. On the other side, there's the greatest player of all time. Sure Federer is getting older, but he's shown he's still the greatest of all time and has something left in the tank. Federer will reach No. 1 with the win, more importantly he will win his 17th major. Federer loves the grass, and I think it's his best surface. This one will be very close, but how can you go against the greatest of all time?
Winner: Federer in five sets

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