Wimbledon 2019 results: Defending champion Novak Djokovic outlasts Roger Federer in a thrilling five-set final for a record fifth Wimbledon title!
World no.1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer 7-6(5), 1-6, 7-6(4), 4-6, 13-12(3) to lift his fifth Wimbledon title here at centere court.
Coming to the final, Roger Federer had been hoping to beat both Nadal and novak at the same major championship after Stanislas Wawrinka in 2014. Federer has eliminated Rafael Nadal in four sets in the semifinals on friday.
On Sunday, Roger has the chance to serve for the title but went in vain as the defending champion did not bow down to him. He broke federer’s serve and dragged the fifth set into tie break and won it.
According to new rules of Wimbledon, after the scores 12-12 in final set, the match was to be decided in tie-break. Djokovic stood out and taken the set and match by winning the tie-break 7-3.
It was the third time that Novak won the match after facing match points against Federer. Already he had done in the past in 2010 and 2011 semifinals against the same opponent.
Novak was quite brilliant through out the match despite of lacking support from the Wimbledon crowd. He took the first set against Federer in tie-break and went on to lose the second set in quick time. After losing the first set, Federer has put up a brilliant show in the second set. He had dominated Novak in this set and broke his serve two times to equal the match.
Again Djokovic gained momentum in third set and won the set in tie-break 7-6(7-4). Then federer has come out all guns blazing to win the fourth set but it required him another attempt to seal the set to level the match at 2-2. In the final set, federer has two match points and serving for the match. Buth the defending champion held his nerve to broke back to to level the set 5-5.
It was Federer who made a few mistakes in the tie-break after the scores are levelled at 12-12, and the world no.1 Djokovic gained momentum and finished the set and match for a record fifith Wimbledon title.
“I feel great, I gave it all I had, I’m still standing. I’ll take some time to recover.” Federer said courtside.
Djokovic said “If not the most exciting and thrilling finals of my career, in the top two or three and against one of the greatest players of all time. As Roger said, we both had our chances. It’s quite unreal to be two match points down and come back – and a bit strange to play the tie-break at 12-all. Roger said he hopes it gives other people hope they can do this at 37. I’m one of them.”
“It’s extra special with my son in the crowd, and my family too. My wife and daughter are here in London but watching at home, and I give them a big, big hug.”Djokovic said.