Novak Djokovic Beats Roger Federer to Win Fifth Wimbledon Title in Longest Ever FinalJuly 15, 2019 05:34
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Defending champion Novak Djokovic claimed his fifth Wimbledon title on Sunday defeating oldest Grand Slam champion Roger Federer 7-6 (7/5), 1-6, 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 13-12 (7/3) in the longest final ever played at the tournament and settled by a historic tie-break.
The 32-year-old Serbian saved two match points as he took his Grand Slam tally to 16, four off Federer's overall record.
Djokovic's victory extends to 11 successive Grand Slams won by the big three, himself, Federer and Rafael Nadal.
At 4 hours and 57 minutes, it was the longest final at Wimbledon.
Stan Wawrinka was the last player outside the trio to win a Grand Slam, the 2016 United States Open beating Djokovic.
Andy Murray was the last player to win a Grand Slam aged under 30, who won the 2016 Wimbledon title aged 29.
By Sowmya Sangam