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Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in Wimbledon final-set tie-break thriller

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Added 14 July 2019

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Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the Wimbledon men’s final against Switzerland's Roger Federer at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain on July 14, 2019. (Reuters)

Novak Djokovic saved two championship points to retain his Wimbledon title with a thrilling final-set tie-break win over Roger Federer. 

On a Centre Court, with an atmosphere that felt at times more akin to football than tennis, Djokovic won 7-6 (7-5) 1-6 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 13-12 (7-3).

The Serbian world number one has now won 16 Grand Slam titles.

The clock hit four hours 57 minutes when Federer scooped a shot high to hand Djokovic victory.

"It's quite unreal," Djokovic said after winning his fifth Wimbledon title.

Federer, who at 37 was chasing a record-equalling ninth Wimbledon singles title, added: "It was a great match, it was long, it had everything. Novak, congratulations, man, that was crazy." (BBC)

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