Djokovic wins epic tussle with Federer to claim Wimbledon title
LONDON, (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic claimed a second Wimbledon title after coming out on top in an extraordinary battle of wills against seven-times winner Roger Federer, eventually triumphing 6-7(9) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-7 6-4 in a gripping encounter today.
The Serb, who has now won seven grand slam titles, denied Federer the opportunity to win a record eighth All England Club trophy but was pushed all the way by the Swiss who faced a match point in the fourth set before forcing a decider.
Djokovic eventually wrapped up the contest that will go down as one of the greatest Wimbledon finals in three hours and 56 minutes, falling to the ground in celebration before climbing to the players’ box to greet his camp with an emotional embrace.
“I don’t know how I managed to do it,” said a teary Djokovic, who had lost his last three grand slam finals.