Djokovic defeats Federer to win the 2nd straight Wimbledon final
World number one Novak Djokovic defeated world number three Roger Federer in the fifth-set tie-break on Sunday to win his second straight Wimbledon title.
He cliched his fifth Wimbledon title with a thrilling 7-6(5), 1-6, 7-6(4), 4-6, 13-12(3) victory over second seed Roger Federer, the eight-time former title winer from Switzerland, in four hours and 55 minutes on Centre Court. Federer had two championship points at 8-7, 40/15 on serve, in the fifth set that lasted two hours and two minutes.
The tie-breakers went Novak’s way in the first, third and fifth sets while Federer managed to break Serbian’s serve in the second and fourth set. The only fifth set lasted for an hour where both these players stood on 12-12 that made another tiebreaker inevitable.
This is the first Wimbledon final to experience a tie breaker in the fifth set and the longest final in the Wimbledon history and second longest final in Tennis history after Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal’s Australian Open final in 2012,
Overall, it was Djokovic's fifth Wimbledon title and 16th Grand Slam title. The 32-year-old Serbian has become the fourth man after Federer, Rafael Nadal and Rod Laver to win four major titles since turning 30.