Baseline Buzz: Djoker, Fed ready

Bialik: My formula requires the exact ingredients of Dimitrov's smoothie, and without that I can't compute his chances. The other numbers say this is Djokovic's match to lose: He's vastly more experienced than Dimitrov and has won this tournament before. Djokovic also has reached the final two of the past three years, and he would regain the No. 1 ranking if he wins. But on form and Wimbledon experience, Murray was the favorite against Dimitrov in the previous round, and we saw how that turned out. I'll be watching their backhand exchanges with interest. Murray and Djokovic probably have the best backhands in the world, yet Dimitrov seemed to get the better of Murray in those rallies. Wawrinka and his one-handed backhand have flummoxed Djokovic in recent Grand Slam encounters. If I were Dimitrov, I'd be watching video of those matches -- and Federer's defeat of Djokovic here two years ago -- instead of the women's semis on Thursday.

Wilansky: With his girlfriend, Maria Sharapova, out of the tournament, I am not sure how much interest Dimitrov has anyway. The Ladbrokes odds sound about right, but I'll go with Dimitrov and Raonic in a changing-of-the-guard day at the All England Club.

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