Djokovic beats Federer in Wimbledon epic to win fifth title


  • Tennis
  • Monday, 15 Jul 2019

Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 14, 2019 Serbia's Novak Djokovic with the trophy as he celebrates winning the final against Switzerland's Roger Federer REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge

LONDON (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic again proved the toughest nut for Roger Federer to crack, repelling all the Swiss threw at him in an epic duel to win a fifth Wimbledon crown in the longest singles final in the tournament's 133-year history on Sunday.

The indefatigable 32-year-old withstood almost five hours of Federer brilliance, dredging his tank of mental and physical fortitude to prevail 7-6(5) 1-6 7-6(4) 4-6 13-12(3) in the first Wimbledon singles final decided by a tiebreak.

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