For the first time since the 2009 Australian Open, the top two seeded players will meet in the final of a Grand Slam tournament today when No. 1 seed Rafael Nadal, aiming for his 11th major title, plays No. 2 Novak Djokovic for the Wimbledon men's title.
Whatever the outcome, the 24-year-old Djokovic will supplant Nadal, 25, as No. 1 in the world. Djokovic has marked himself as the best in the world by forging a 47-1 record this season.
The defending champion Nadal, who has a 20-match win streak at Wimbledon, said he does not begrudge losing the No. 1 spot in the computer ranking.
"One guy played unbelievable in the first half of the year, so he's the new...