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Djokovic v Federer: Wimbledon men's final underway

The Wimbledon men's final between veteran Roger Federer and bookies' favourite Novak Djokovic is officially underway.

Roger Federer pictured ahead of the match today. Credit: PA

The match is being watched by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as Kate' sister Pippa and their parents Carole and Michael Middleton.

Petra Kvitova won the Wimbledon women's singles title for a second time yesterday, beating Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-0.

Men's Wimbledon final sees Djokovic take on Federer

The Wimbledon men's final takes place today, after Petra Kvitova was crowned queen of SW19.She beat tennis darling Eugenie Bouchard, who was being watched by her royal namesake Princess Eugenie of York.

Men's Wimbledon final sees Djokovic take on Federer Credit: PA

Today's action sees bookmakers' favourite Novak Djokovic try to prevent a resurgent Roger Federer win an unprecedented eighth Wimbledon crown 11 years after his first.

The Centre Court roof could be required as forecasters warn there is a risk of scattered showers.


Petra Kvitova Queen of Wimbledon with second title

Petra Kvitova was crowned champion of Wimbledon after beating Eugenie Bouchard, in just 55 minutes.

Read: Petra Kvitova wins Wimbledon women's title

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova. Credit: Press Association

Czech champion Kvitova fell to the ground in jubilation when she realised she was the winner before making her way up to embrace her family and supporters in the players' box.

It is Kvitova's second Wimbledon title, having won the grand slam tournament in 2011.

Speaking afterwards she said it was absolutely amazing to win again, and thanked her family, as her father looked on in tears.

"I just really wanted to be here again with the trophy."

Bouchard takes on Kvitova in Wimbledon final

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard will take a businesslike attitude on to Centre Court as she tackles her first Wimbledon final.

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard. Credit: Dubreuil Corinne/ABACA/Press Association Images

At the age of 20, Bouchard is impressive on the court and granite off it, a study in focus on the mission she set out on at the age of nine, when she decided a career in professional tennis was her destiny.

Standing between the Montreal resident and a maiden grand slam title is Petra Kvitova, the 24-year-old Czech player who triumphed at Wimbledon three years ago.


Murray on Wimbledon loss: 'I played poorly'

Defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has admitted he needs to "improve" his game after being knocked out of the tennis tournament in straight sets.

Andy Murray crashes out of Wimbledon and admits he "played poorly". Credit: PA

After being beaten by Grigor Dimitrov 6-1, 7-6, 6-2 in the quarter finals today, he said: "I need to go away and make a lot of improvements in my game.

"I have lost a couple of matches in the last few slams where I have lost in straight sets and played poorly."

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