The world of Tennis witnessed the epic Wimbledon final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer on Sunday. Fans were glued to their seats to saw the Serbian save two championship points to win the first men’s singles final decided by a tie-break in tournament history.
Djokovic defeated Federer 7-6 (7/5), 1-6, 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 13-12 (7/3) in the longest ever final and settled by an historic tie-break.
Djokovic,32-year-old won his fifth Wimbledon title and 16th major with a thrilling five-set win over Roger Federer. The match lasted three minutes short of five hours.
Djokovic is the first man in 71 years to win the title from match points down. He is now level with Bjorn Borg as a five-time Wimbledon winner.
“I think that if this is not the most exciting final then definitely it’s in the top two or three of my career against one of the greatest players of all time, Roger, who I respect,” said Djokovic.
On successfully defending his title for the second consecutive year, Novak Djokovic ensured that he remained at world number one in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday.
Rod Laver, Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were among the famous faces in attendance to witness the tennis history being made at the center court.
Meanwhile, many other celebrities, star athletes and tennis legends took to social media to express their gratitude over the classic Wimbledon Men’s Singles final.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of AEL Tennis Club, presents the men’s singles winners trophy to @DjokerNole, after winning his fifth Wimbledon title and presents the runners up trophy to @rogerfederer 👏
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) July 14, 2019
An incredible finale, congratulations @DjokerNole on your 5th @Wimbledon title. You and @rogerfederer reached the highest level today. A thrilling match between two incomparable grasscourt champions. Thank you for the good fight, played fairly and ferociously. Rocket 🚀
— Rod Laver (@rodlaver) July 14, 2019
— Martina Hingis (@mhingis) July 14, 2019
An epic men’s final. Congratulations to @DjokerNole on his 5th singles title at #Wimbledon. @rogerfederer and Novak are two world-class players who left it all on the court today. 👏🎾 #classic pic.twitter.com/RzkJAueOV1
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) July 14, 2019
— Gustavo Kuerten (@gugakuerten) July 14, 2019
— Brad Gilbert (@bgtennisnation) July 14, 2019
— Kevin Anderson (@KAndersonATP) July 14, 2019
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) July 14, 2019
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) July 14, 2019
— Toni Kroos (@ToniKroos) July 14, 2019
Your @Wimbledon champion @DjokerNole. One of the greatest men’s Wimbledon finals ever. It had it all. Huge for Novak as it puts him at 16 majors and makes him the favour for his 17th in NYC . pic.twitter.com/ezRVYGdmSH
— Greg Rusedski (@GregRusedski1) July 14, 2019
— Gautam Bhimani (@gbhimani) July 14, 2019