Resilient Novak Djokovic Denies Roger Federer Glory, Clinches 2nd Wimbledon Title

In an intense five-set finale, Novak Djokovic won 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-4 in an intense battle with seven-time champion Roger Federer.

updated: July 07, 2014 00:24 IST
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Novak Djokovic celebrates after beating Roger Federer in an intense Wimbledon 2014 final


London: Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and seventh major with a 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-4 victory over Roger Federer Sunday, shattering the Swiss star's dream of a record eighth triumph in an epic struggle. (Highlights)

Victory allowed the top seeded Serb, who was also the 2011 champion and runner-up last year, to end a run of three successive defeats in Grand Slam finals, but the 27-year-old struggled to get across the finish line, surrendering a 5-2 lead in the fourth set and then a match point. (Thank you Federer, for letting me win, says Djokovic)

Djokovic celebrated victory in typically eccentric style, kneeling on the Centre Court turf and munching on a few blades of grass just as he had done three years ago.

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