Wimbledon 2019 | Novak Djokovic booed, Roger Federer love turns ugly

Novak Djokovic wins his fifth Wimbledon title in epic defeat of Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic wins his fifth Wimbledon title in epic defeat of Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic retained his Wimbledon title on Sunday with an excellent display in a gruelling encounter against Roger Federer, winning 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12.

Djokovic's fifth Wimbledon win, in addition to triumphs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2018, saw him move alongside Swedish great Bjorn Borg in terms of Open era victories. Somehow, incredibly, Djokovic was a set from victory.

That match lasted an incredible four hours and 48 minutes, widely regarded as the best tennis match ever played.

Djokovic beat Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5 in a near six-hour epic in Melbourne which only finished at 1.37am local time. At times the atmosphere was like an global football match, with the crowd doing all they could to try and will Federer on to a ninth Wimbledon title.

I wish I had more, but I don't.

However, while Nadal is 33 and Federer is soon to be 38, Djokovic has time on his side at just 32 years old and is now in, arguably, the best run of his career having won four out of the last five grand slams.

Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Roger Federer in the men's singles final match of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London.

"Unfortunately in this type of matches someone has to lose". "It's unreal to be two match points down and come back".

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This Wimbledon was a huge tournament in the overall context of the Grand Slam race. He was off the pace for large parts of the final, only carving out his first break points in the eighth game of the fourth set.

Eight service holds then sent the match into a tiebreaker at 12-12, a rule brought in after last year's tournament.

Djokovic's double-fault in the next game helped Federer break back, and the ensuing changeover was filled with a fugue of fans' voices chanting the first names of both.

"It was a great match, it was long, it had everything".

Federer won more points and more games, conjured more break points and delivered nearly three times as many aces as the Serb, who admitted to being on the back foot all match. Djokovic broke early and went 4-2 ahead, yet when Federer broke back suddenly 10,000 people were standing and punching the air as if they were at a religious revival.

There was another break, too, before Djokovic belatedly brought his trademark return, losing a 35-stroke rally in his first opening on the Federer serve of the entire match - close to three hours in - but taking the next opportunity.

He sent a forehand wide on the first championship point, and Djokovic produced a cross-court forehand victor on the next. In the third set, when Federer looked as if he'd claim a one-set lead, Djokovic pushed back to force another tiebreak, which he would win as well.

Just as in the second set Federer stormed two breaks clear in the fourth and although Djokovic finally broke his serve after almost three hours on court, the Swiss held to love at 5-4 to send the match into the tumultuous decider.

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