Published: Mon, July 15, 2019
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Djokovic wins fifth Wimbledon crown after epic final

Djokovic wins fifth Wimbledon crown after epic final

With the set tied at 12-12, an historic first final-set tie-break was required, and Djokovic got the job done.

The Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer Wimbledon 2019 Final in India can be viewed on Star Sports Select 1.

For the first time this year, Wimbledon will have tiebreakers in deciding sets if the score reaches 12-12.

After 47 previous matches, 25 of them won by Djokovic, there were no secrets between these two and the first set was fascinating to watch as Federer sought to take his opponent out of his baseline comfort zone. However, he held at love on his second opportunity.

Where is the final clash between Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic Wimbledon 2019?

It will be the first time in four years that Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic meet at Wimbledon, and fitting the men's singles championship will be on the line again.

The over under is set at 41.5 games, which would average out to four sets of 6-4 tennis.

The familiarity the two share is a positive, says Federer.

Federer was sublime in beating Rafa Nadal in Friday's semi-final, whereas Djokovic was not tested almost so much against Roberto Bautista Agut.

Djokovic moved to within a set of a fifth Wimbledon title after fighting back from a set point down to claim the third set at the end of another tense tie break.

The Serb became the first man to win a Wimbledon singles final after being down match point since 1948 when Bob Falkenburg saved three match points and came back to defeat John Bromwich.

Federer led 5-3 in the tiebreaker after winning four straight points, but missed forehands on each of the next three points. No animosity was towards Djokovic; instead a shared and vocal desperation to see Federer keep his mission on track; a collective wish to be part of history.

Van Koot and Diede De Groot of the Netherlands won the women's wheelchair doubles title, beating Marjolein Buis of the Netherlands and Giulia Capocci of Italy 6-1, 6-1.

Nobody's had more success at Wimbledon than Federer, and that reputation will be put to the test when he faces Djokovic on Sunday.

The semi-final was hanging in the balance with Federer only a few points away from winning when the 20-time Grand Slam champion cost himself the point.

Another record in his sight is the most weeks at world No.1, another milestone Federer holds with 310.

It's also the 16th showdown between Federer and Djokovic at a Grand Slam tournament, breaking a tie with Djokovic vs. Nadal for the most by a pair of men in the Open era, which began in 1968.

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