Djokovic Outlasts Federer To Win 5th Wimbledon Title
In one of the greatest matches of all time, Serbia's Novak Djokovic (pictured, right) defeated Switzerland's Roger Federer (pictured, left) in five spellbinding sets to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon on Sunday afternoon.
The match was historic in that it was the first men's championship match to end in a tiebreaker. The final score was 7-6(5), 1-6, 7-6(4), 4-6, 13-12(3) in nearly five hours played on Centre Court (4 hours, 57 minutes to be exact). This year was the first year that a final set tiebreaker was put into effect at Wimbledon(if a match reaches 12-all in the final set).
This is Djokovic's 16th major title, his fifth at Wimbledon. Federer falls just short of his 9th Wimbledon title and his 21st major championship.
The 4:57 match time is the longest championship match in Grand Slam history. Federer had two championship points at 8-7 and 40-15 in the fifth set, but couldn't put the Djoker away.
The final tennis major of the year, the U.S. Open, is in late August in New York City.