Novak Djokovic outclassed Roger Federer in a 5 hour long match at the Wimbledon 2019 final. Djokovic beat Federer 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12 to clinch his fifth Wimbledon title and his 17th Grand Slam title.
Meanwhile, Federer was denied a record ninth title after the Serbian tennis star aced in the five-set thriller.
During the first set, Federer was leading 5-3 in the tiebreaker after winning four straight points but missed forehands on each of the next three points. He then sent a backhand wide to hand world No. 1 Djokovic the first set. Federer had the only break point of the set at 2-1 but sent a forehand wide.
Roger bounced back after breaking Djokovic twice in the second set, leading 4-0.
The third set was evenly contested, Federer was yet to face a break point in the match and had a set point with Djokovic serving at 5-4. However, in the tie breaker Djokovic jumped out to a 5-1 lead and clinched the set.
But Federer once again broke Djokovic twice in the fourth set to take a 5-2 lead but was broken for the first time in the match when serving for the set. However, he held at love on his second opportunity to clinch the set 6-4 and take the game into the fifth set.
After winning his fifth Wimbledon title, Djokovic called the win, “quite unreal”.
And the 37 year old chasing a record to equalise ninth Wimbledon Singles Titles did not forget to congratulate Novak. “It was a great match, it was long, it had everything. Novak, congratulations, man, that was crazy.”
Source : Various