Wimbledon 2011, Djokovic vs Nadal. Mens Final Prediction

Jake RoddCorrespondent IIIJuly 2, 2011

Serving will be key
Serving will be keyMichael Regan/Getty Images

Right, to business. In my first prediction attempt yesterday, I had a comment saying, "looks like your crystal ball was a little cloudy today."

So, here I am trying to improve on a score of 50 percent.

The Wimbledon 2011 men's final is the final many weren't expecting or hoping for. I can honestly say that I expected and hoped for a Djokovic vs. Nadal final. These players are the best in the world and, funny enough, it's yet another Wimbledon final where Nadal is ranked second—not officially until Monday, but he's still trailing Djokovic for the first time ever.

So, he's got a score to settle. All this means for tomorrow is that there is extra motivation for both players.

So, on to predicting.

Both players came through the semifinals in four sets, so no pointers there. Yes, Djokovic was first, so he gets what, four more hours rest? I'm sure that won't be a factor. So, fatigue, out the window.

The way that Nadal was playing in the semifinal against Andy Murray was the best I've seen him play on grass. Having said that, Nadal's backhand did look shaky at the beginning of the match, so if Djokovic can exploit that, he can win.

Djokovic was not very convincing against Tsonga at times, so I can reach one conclusion.

My heart says Djokovic, my brain says Nadal. So, I'm going for Nadal in four sets.

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