NOVAK DJOKOVIC BEATS ROGGER FEDERER TO WIN FIFTH WIMBLEDON TITLE

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Novak Djokovic

It was jubilation galore for Novak Djokovic who saved two championship points in a thrilling win over Roger Federer.

Djokovic won 7-6 (7-5) 1-6 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 13-12 (7-3) in Wimbledon’s longest singles final to retain his title.

Novak Djokovic

As the clock ticked to four hours 57 minutes, Federer hit a ball high to hand the Serb victory.

The world number one has won 16 Grand Slams – and four of the last five.

Federer, who at 37 was chasing a record-equaling ninth Wimbledon singles title.

When Federer got two championship points at 8-7, Djokovic held his nerve to save both and then break back, eventually taking it to the new tie-break at 12-12.

Djokovic had won the match’s previous two tie-breaks and he did so again, snatching victory when Federer scooped a return high.

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