Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in five sets to take his second Wimbledon title, 6-7(7), 6-4, 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-4.
It was a high quality match from start to finish, lasting nearly four hours. Neither player saw a break point in the first set, which went to Federer in a tiebreak, but Djokovic shook it off and broke the Swiss in the third game of the second set, which proved to be all that was needed to even the match at a set a piece. There were no breaks of serve in the third set, and this time the tiebreak went to the Serb.
In the fourth, Djokovic was up 5-2 and saw championship points at 5-4, but Federer held his resolve as Novak got tight. Federer broke again to take the set 7-5 and force the decider. In the fifth, each player had chances, but it was Djokovic who broke Federer in the final game to take the title. Roger Federer was vying for his eighth Wimbledon crown and his 18th Major title overall, but it was Djokovic who won his second Wimbledon in his third final, giving him seven Majors to date.
The win also returns Novak Djokovic to the world No. 1 in the ATP rankings.Cover Photo (Creative Commons License): Marianne Bevis