After a grueling five-set win over rival Andy Murray in the semifinals on Saturday, Novak Djokovic meets No. 8-seeded Stan Wawrinka in the 2015 men's singles French Open final on Sunday. The French Open is the only grand slam that has eluded Djokovic, who has won a total of eight in his career, and world No. 1 has looked extra motivated to capture glory at Roland Garros.
This is the third time that Djokovic has reached the final, and a victory on Saturday will be quite gratifying based on his path to the final. In the quarterfinals, the top seed defeated Rafael Nadal, who is arguably the greatest clay-court player in tennis history. His win over Murray, who came back from two sets down, proved how the 28-year-old Serb can regain his focus and dispatch his opponent.
Djokovic has won 28-straight matches, but his streak will be put to the test by the consistent Wawrinka. The Swiss is coming off a relatively easy win over 14th-seeded crowd favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Wawrinka dominated Tsonga with his serve, to win in straight sets. The 30-year-old should be the more rested player in the final.
Odds makers have listed Djokovic as the heavy favorite (1/8) with Wawrinka at 11/2. Djokovic has a 17-3 all-time record against Wawrinka, and also has a 16-0 record on clay this season.
Time: Sunday, 9:00 a.m. ET
TV Channel: NBC
Live Stream: Here
Prediction: Djokovic wins in four sets