7 Jul 2012

Djokovic off on holidays and won't watch Wimbledon final

1:33 pm on 7 July 2012

Novak Djokovic won't bother watching the Wimbledon men's tennis final on Monday after being dethroned by the ageless master Roger Federer, who's now striving to take the Serb's No.1 ranking as well.

Federer's vintage 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-3 semi-final victory over the titleholder in the superstar pair's first-ever grasscourt encounter and their 27th career meeting has the 30-year-old Swiss poised to end Djokovic's one-year reign at the tennis summit.

Djokovic says if Federer wins and becomes No.1, it's going to be well-deserved, but he won't be watching the final against Scotland's Andy Murray.

The loss under a closed roof, with Federer widely deemed to be the finest indoor exponent on the planet, was just Djokovic's second defeat in his past 33 grand slam matches.

But he's still the reigning Australian Open and US Open champion and he will be back in London soon for the Olympics.