London: Serbian Noval Djokovic won his fifth Wimbledon title after defeating Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer 7-6, 1-6,7-6,4-6,13-12 in a match that lasted for more than four hours on Sunday.
In a final as memorable for its longevity and unfathomable swings of fortune as the quality of shot-making by two of the finest grass-court players of any era, Novak Djokovic ground down the classical skills of the ageless Roger Federer to win his fifth Wimbledon.
Federer had two match points at 8-7 in the fifth, but ended up losing the first 12-all tie-break to decide the title – and his third shootout of the match, one as mesmerising and strange as any of the 48 they have played.
“I feel great, I gave it all I had. I’m still standing. I’ll take some time to recover,” said Federer.
” I think that if this is not the most exciting final then definitely it’s in the top two or three of my career against one of the greatest players of all time, Roger, who I respect,” said Djokovic.
Djokovic is just four Grand Slam titles shy of the all-time record held by Federer who is more than five years older. This was the 48th meeting between Federer and Djokovic on the court and the 16th meeting in a Grand Slam.