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Djokovic returns to the top ranking for the first time since last September, taking over from Rafael Nadal, who lost in the fourth round here.
a trainer immediately after he broke Federer serve to take a 2 1 lead. The trainer worked on Djokovic left ankle.
Djokovic outlasts Federer for Wimbledon title
Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds up the trophy after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in the men singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Sunday July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
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LONDON (AP) Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by outlasting the Swiss player in five sets Sunday.
Federer led 3 0 in the first set tiebreaker but later had three unforced backhand errors to let Djokovic back into it and had to save a set point when the Serb hit a backhand into the net.
played unbelievable today, Becker said. the best Roger I seen in years and it could gone either way in the fifth set. Novak digs deep and finds another way, his sense of not giving up, giving it always another try. had 27 unforced errors in the match while Federer had 29. Djokovic broke Federer four times while Federer converted three of his seven break points.
Trailing 5 4 in the fourth set, Federer Nike Zoom N7 double faulted to make it 30 30. He then put a backhand into the net to set up a championship point for Djokovic.
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The Serbian player first rose to No. 1 when he won Wimbledon in 2011, although he was already guaranteed of securing the top ranking even before beating Nadal in that final.
In the last set, Djokovic broke in the final game with the help of four mistakes by Federer to seal the win.
After the players met at the net, Djokovic went to the middle of the court, knelt down and plucked out a piece of grass and ate it, similar to what he did in 2011 when he won his first title here.
was hoping that Roger was going to miss the first serve, but that didn happen, Djokovic said. rarely happens. That why he has 17 Grand Slams and he been the most successful player ever, because in important moments, he comes up with his best shots and top game. said it was difficult to stay focused heading into a deciding set.
It was Djokovic seventh Grand Slam title and broke a streak of three consecutive losses in major finals and in five of his past six.
There had been only one service break through the first three sets before a string of three straight in the fourth as Djokovic took a 4 2 lead before holding serve again.
know going into a match with Novak, it always going to be tough, Federer said. had everything for fans to like, the swing of momentum in the first set, him coming back in the second and third, all the back and forth in the fourth set and all the dramas in the fifth. Becker, a three time Wimbledon champion and Djokovic coach, paid tribute to both players.
Djokovic wasted a 5 2 lead, and a match point, in the fourth set but held on for a 6 7 (7), 6 4, 7 6 (4), 5 7, 6 4 Centre Court victory that returned the Serbian player to the No. 1 ranking.
course, after dropping a fourth set, it wasn easy to regroup and compose myself and find that necessary energy to win the fifth, Djokovic said. don know how I managed to do it. said it was dramatic match.
Djokovic again called for the trainer after the third game of the final set to have his right calf worked on.
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