Both having survived marathon semifinals, three-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic and first-time finalist Kevin Anderson are set to meet in the final at the All-England Club on Sunday.
Looking to watch a live stream of Djokovic vs Anderson? In the United States, the match is scheduled to start at about 9 a.m. ET and will be broadcast on ESPN. But if you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still easily watch the match live (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of live TV channels, including all of the ESPN channels (ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN U and ESPNews). You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Djokovic vs Anderson on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
Additionally, if you aren’t able to watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials), allowing you to record the match if you want.
ESPN and ESPN 2 are both included in the “Sling Orange” channel package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Djokovic vs Anderson on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
Additionally, if you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on when signing up for your free trial.
This match can also be watched on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the ESPN app. You’ll need to log-in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the ESPN digital platforms.
The fitness of both men will be tested in this one.
Anderson, two days after coming from two sets down to defeat No. 1 seed Roger Federer in five thrilling sets, went back-and-forth (and back and forth and back and forth) against John Isner in what turned into the second-longest match in Wimbledon history: A 7-6(8-6), 6-7(7-5), 6-7(11-9), 6-4, 26-24 test of endurance that lasted an absurd six hours and 36 minutes.
That immediately put Anderson in a hole for Sunday’s final, but he caught a break when Djokovic and Rafael Nadal got entangled in their own five-set instant classic. Not only did it last five hours and 15 minutes, as Djokovic needed a “mere” 18 games to put away Nadal in the final set, but it wasn’t able to be finished until Saturday, giving Djoker less preparation time for the final.
While each player’s conditioning will prove crucial, another key factor will be Anderson’s serve–and Djokovic’s ability to defend.
Throughout the tournament, Anderson has faced, on average, just 1.3 break points per set and has actually been broken just 11 times in six matches. Djokovic, meanwhile, has tallied at least four breaks in every match thus far, averaging 1.6 breaks and 4.4 break points per set. It’s a battle of strengths, and it will be compelling to see if Anderson’s massive serve can continue to carry him like it did against Federer and Isner.
Historically, Djokovic holds a 5-1 record in six career matchups against Anderson, winning each of the last five. Their last meeting was here at the All-England Club in a Round of 16 match in 2015, as Djokovic dropped the first two sets but clawed back to win (6-7(6), 6-7(6), 6-1, 6-4, 7-5) en route to his third Wimbledon title.
If Sunday’s final even somewhat resembles that match, we’re in store for the perfect finish to what has been a thrilling tournament thus far.