Hello and welcome to the out slightly.delayed live coverage of the Wimbledon final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
We apologise for the late start. Federer has won the first set 7-6, winning a tight tie-break 8-6 when Djokovic netted a backhand.
Remarkably, Federer is now just two sets away from a record 8th Wimbledon title and his 18th Grand Slam victory.
Always foolish to count Djokovic out though. He can be relentless.
Federer staves off a few break points in the first game of the second set. He wins the game to lead 1-0.
For the stats inclined, 17 of Federer's 18 wins over Djokovic have come when he's won the first set. At the same time, Djokovic has beaten him 5 times after losing the first set and has come back from two sets to love down against the Fed in a Grand Slam.
Not sure what that tells you but it must mean something
Meanwhile Djokovic has held serve comfortably to even up the second set at 1-1.
Djokovic doesn't stay down for long. He has broken Federer with a backhand crosscourt passing shot to take a 2-1 lead in the second set.
By the way, that is only the second time Federer has lost his serve in this tournament.
Djokovic threw away a 40-love lead on his serve. Game has gone to its third deuce.
Federer nets a forehand to finally hand Djokovic the game. He leads 3-1 in the second set.
Federer races through to his game to hold to 15. It is now 3-2 in the second set.
Well, Spain's Cesc Fabregas has come to watch the two champions play!
A brilliant service game from Djokovic and he now leads by 4-2 in the second set.
Federer stuttered a bit at the start of the game but finished it in style with an ace. A couple of strong serves to win the game. Djokovic leads the second set 4-3.
Djokovic wins the game to make it 5-3. A couple of loose forehand shots from Federer and he seemed to be struggling with them throughout the game.
Federer is serving to stay in the set.
Brilliant service game by Federer to stay in the set, a couple of crunching aces. Djokovic leads 5-4 and will be serving for the set now.
A break point for Federer now as Djokovic hits his forehand wide. Too much power on t!
Djokovic saves the break point, it's deuce now.
Follows it up with a thumping ace, Advantage Djokovic.
Djokovic responds in some style, takes the 2nd set 6-4. It's all square at one set all.
The players have headed to the locker rooms for a quick break.
Federer takes the first game of the first game of the third set.
Djokovic makes it 1-1 with a brilliant back hand shot with Federer coming up to the net. Strong service game that from Djokovic.
Federer with his clinical serve holds to love and makes it 2-1. His serving has been impressive so far.
Just a single point for Federer in this game. Djokovic wins the game with a powerful smash to make it 2-2.
A couple of aces again in this game. Federer is looking ominous with his serves. He holds to love for the second time in this set and makes it 3-2.
Djokovic isn't looking too confident on the serves but anyhow, he wins the game to make it 3-3.
A couple of fabulous points off drop volleys and a couple of strong serves, Federer is looking all pumped up in this set. He leads 4-3.
Djokovic finally gets his confidence back wit the serve as he holds to love to make it 4-4.
That's just brilliant......Four aces in a row and Federer breezes to a 5-4 lead. Djokovic could just stand and admire those bullets that whizzed past him. .
Djokovic will now be serving to stay in the set!
Djokovic makes it 5-5. Some brilliant play from him in this game. A couple of fantastic cross court passes to beat Federer running up to the net. Good stuff from both.
Federer let the early advantage slip. It's advantage Djokovic and a chance to break.
A strong serve from Federer, an important one and it's deuce.
And now a second break point for Djokovic!
It's that strong serve again and Federer saves the break point. Comes down to deuce.
Federer saves a couple break points, holds his nerves and then wins it in style with a couple of aces. He now has 20 aces in the match! Super stuff.
Federer 6-5 Djokovic in the third set!
Federer getting out a fresh Racquet.
Strong service game from Djokovic and he makes it 6-6 and it's gone on to a tiebreak.
An ace to start off the tie break. Federer 1-0 Djokovic
A couple of powerful services and Djokovic takes a 2-1 lead.