Novak Djokovic out to stifle Roger Federer in Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning his Gentlemen's Singles semi-final match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria on day eleven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 4, 2014
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Novak Djokovic believes that he must stifle Roger Federer if he wants to win Sunday's Wimbledon final.

Novak Djokovic has claimed that he must stifle Roger Federer if he wants to win Sunday's Wimbledon final.

Top seed Djokovic saw off Grigor Dimitrov in the last four on Friday, while Federer defeated Milos Raonic.

With Swiss veteran Federer enjoying a resurgence on court this year under the guidance of new coach Stefan Edberg, Djokovic is expecting a tough encounter against the seven-time champion at SW19.

"His level has been very high, I have to say," the Serbian is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News. "With his immense experience of winning this title so many times and from being so dominant in men's tennis for over a decade, of course that helps in the approach of a Grand Slam final.

"The key against him in the game, of course, is trying to not allow him to dictate too much because he likes to be very aggressive, he likes to come to the net.

"I'm going to have to be able to get as many returns as I can back in the court and try to also protect the baseline."

Djokovic's only previous triumph at Wimbledon came back in 2011 when he defeated Rafael Nadal in the final.

Switzerland's Roger Federer returns against Spain's Tommy Robredo during their men's singles fourth round match on day eight of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 1, 2014
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