Novak Djokovic displayed his full acrobatic repertoire to capture a third Wimbledon title with a 7-6(1) 6-7(10) 6-4 6-3 victory over seven-times champion Roger Federer on Sunday.
The Serbian world number one got over the disappointment of squandering seven set points in a gripping second set to wreck Federer’s dreams of a record eighth Wimbledon trophy and 18th grand slam title.
Instead the plaudits belonged to Djokovic as he displayed his determination to win a ninth major by stretching and sliding after the ball to all corners of the court to douse second-seeded Federer’s firepower.
A forehand crosscourt winner after two hours and 56 minutes handed Djokovic victory and drew him level on three Wimbledon titles with his coach Boris Becker.
By Pritha Sarkar