Novak Djokovic has saved two match points to claim a fifth Wimbledon singles crown with an epic five-set final win over eight-time champion Roger Federer.
In a captivating four-hour, 57-minute final of wildly fluctuating fortunes, Djokovic denied Federer 7-6 (7-5) 1-6 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 12-10 (7-3) to retain the title he won last year and add to the trophies he also landed at the All England Club in 2011, 2014 and 2015.
Following a rule change introduced only this year, Sunday’s epic final set – which stretched more than two hours alone – was the first ever decided in a tiebreaker after games were locked at 12-all.
Cast your mind back to 2011. Entering the main draw at Wimbledon for just the second time, fresh-faced Bernard Tomic went on a dazzling run all the way to the quarter-finals. Almost nine years later, it is still his best result at a Slam and the high point of his career. One could make the […]