Defending Champion Novak Djokovic successfully retained his Wimbledon title as he beat Swiss Roger Federer 7-6,6-7,6-4,6-3 in four sets, to win his third Wimbledon title. Djokovic won the first set in a tie break, to take the lead.
But gritty Federer fought back to level the match, winning the second set on a tie break 7-6. Thereafter, Djokovic did not look back. After clinching the third set at 6-4, he was in full control of the match and raced away to take the fourth set at 6-3 and then the title.
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.
Djokovic 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 legendary coach – German tennis icon Boris Becker.