Djokovic fends off ferocious challenge from Fedex to win
Defending champion Novak Djokovic won a third Wimbledon title and a ninth Grand Slam crown on Sunday, ruthlessly shattering Roger Federer’s bid for a record eighth All England Club triumph.
World number one Djokovic won 7-6 (7/1), 6-7 (10/12), 6-4, 6-3 to add the Wimbledon title to the Australian Open he captured in January. It was a cathartic moment for Djokovic just a month after his heartbreaking French Open final defeat against Stan Wawrinka -- a loss that denied him the only major title he has yet to win.
For 33-year-old Federer, it was a bitterly disappointing end to his bid to become the oldest Wimbledon champion of the Open Era. The 17-time major winner has now gone three years since his last Grand Slam triumph.
But he had his chances. In a rollercoaster rematch of last year’s final, he was 4-2 up in the first set and had two set points. Federer then had to save seven set points in the second set before bravely levelling the contest. However, Djokovic, five years Federer’s junior, stepped on the gas and raced away to the title.