The 2019 Wimbledon Champion Novak Djokovic, managed to retain his title in the most awe-inspiring fashion. Taking on Roger Federer, who has won the tournament a record breaking eight times, looked like a grand task from the onset and it seemed as though the Swiss master had the upper hand throughout the match.
Despite Djokovic winning the first set through a tie-break, it was the Serb who was on the back foot with Federer attacking every ball. Federer won the second set in emphatic style; 6-1. The world number one won yet another tie-break in the third set but it was Federer who broke the Serb’s serve and took the fourth set 6-4.
It looked like it would all be over for Djokovic as Federer fought to a double match point position which would have resulted in him winning the fifth set 9-7. However, Djokovic held his nerve and faced the Federer serve as though he were playing simply to win those points. It was one of the greatest examples of resilience on display in a final and once again, in tie-break fashion, Novak Djokovic retained his title in the longest Wimbledon final.
Novak Djokovic won 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12
Sunday, 14 July 2019
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