And so they meet again, the two best players in the world, on yet another grand stage. After a fortnight of largely predictable tennis in the men’s draw arrives a match that nearly everyone had expected, at least outside Switzerland and Great Britain. Those who followed the 2011 season in detail might consider this final battle just as foreseeable as everything that has preceded it this fortnight. Nevertheless, every season offers an opportunity to turn a page on the past and create a new narrative.
We discuss five reasons why each player might win tonight.