Novak Djokovic Beats Roger Federer In Longest Wimbledon Final


Novak Djokovic has beaten eight-time champion Roger Federer to win the men's Wimbledon singles title.

Unfortunately, Federer found himself on the losing side this time around, falling 13-12 (7-3) on the final set. That's more more than any other male player, Pete Sampras won seven singles titles at the All England Club, but with a win, Federer would match Martina Navratilova's mark nine singles titles at Wimbledon.

Djokovic is the first man in 71 years to win the title from match points down.

It was the longest Wimbledon final in the tournament's 142-year history and though it might be early to call it as such, we're confident Djokovic's latest triumph over Federer will be remembered as an instant classic.

World No. 3 Federer, 37, collected 21 Grand Slam trophy overall. Despite winning 36 games in this year's Wimbledon Final, he was defeated by Novak Djokovic.

The New York Times summed up the crowd's reaction: When Federer made an error, there were groans; when Djokovic made an error, there was applause.

Djokovic's victory ensures he'll remain atop the men's tennis worldwide rankings. "In a way, I'm very happy with my performance, as well", Federer said during the trophy ceremony.

The final clash between Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic will take place on Sunday, July 14, 2019. Famous personalities like Hugh Jackman, Billie Jean King, Rod Laver, Toni Kroos and also the Royal Family twitter handle praised the efforts of the two legends who played out the epic five-set thriller. They even applauded when he kicked a ball to a ball boy or when he brought his racket around his back to make meaningless contact after Djokovic served a let.

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Federer lost the longest ever Wimbledon final against Djokovic on Centre Court this evening. So many "Awwwws" - pained sighs of despair accompanying a missed backhand here, a double-fault there, by their guy.

This one though was the greatest of the lot.

What already was fun to watch became completely riveting.

Although a sublime stretching Djokovic volley kept Federer from another break point, the veteran finally led for the first time at 8-7 when he whipped a forehand through the defense.

Djokovic has spent the best part of his career in pursuit of Nadal and Federer and attempting to seduce fans sceptical of his character.

With the set tied at 12-12, an historic first final-set tie-break was required, and Djokovic got the job done.

Per his unorthodox tradition, the Serbian player bent down, plucked a few blades of grass from Centre Court and proceeded to munch. "Every win, every extra win, adds to the tally".