Novak Djokovic retained his Wimbledon title in a thrilling, yet long singles final against Roger Federer over the weekend.
The famous tennis star has now saved two championship points on a Centre Court, with an intense atmosphere. Djokovic won 7-6 (7-5) 1-6 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 13-12 (7-3).
As the clock ticked to 4 hours 57 minutes, Federer hit a ball high to hand the Serb victory.
The world number one has won 16 Grand Slams – and four of the last five.
“It’s quite unreal,” Djokovic said after winning his fifth Wimbledon title.
37-year-old Federer, who was chasing a record-equaling ninth Wimbledon singles title, added: “It was a great match, it was long, it had everything. Novak, congratulations, man, that was crazy.”
“I feel great, I gave it all I had,” Federer said courtside. “I’m still standing. I’ll take some time to recover.”
Djokovic said: “If not the most exciting and thrilling finals of my career, in the top two or three and against the greatest player 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.”
Federer is the third oldest to play in a Grand Slam final after 39-year-old Ken Rosewall featured in 1974
By Oluwatoyin Adeleye