Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in thrilling Wimbledon final

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Novak Djokovic claimed a fifth Wimbledon singles crown with a five-set win over Roger Federer.

Novak Djokovic has saved two match points to claim a fifth Wimbledon singles crown with an epic five-set final win over eight-times champion Roger Federer.

In a captivating four-hour, 57-minute final of wildly fluctuating fortunes, Djokovic denied Federer 7-6 (7-5) 1-6 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 12-10 (7-3) to retain the title he won last year and add to the trophies he also landed at the All England
Club in 2011, 2014 and 2015.

Wimbledon 2019
Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Roger Federer of Switzerland pose for a photo with their trophies.
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Following a rule change introduced only this year, Sunday's epic final set - which stretched more than two hours alone - was the first ever decided in a tiebreaker after games were locked at 12-all.

 

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