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Novak Djokovic wins second Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic wins second Wimbledon title

Tom Unwin

In what was another classic final at The All England Club, Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title in 5 sets but not without a few bumps along the way.

His opponent in the final was the 7-time champion Roger Federer who has not won a grand slam since 2012 when
he too won Wimbledon.

Djokovic has struggled in his last six finals, losing five of them and on a three match grand slam losing streak and yesterday looked like he might make it a four match losing streak. Djokovic lead 2-1 in sets and was 5-3 up in the fourth, serving for the Championship but went on to lose the set and Federer forced the match to go the distance.
Things were to get worse for the 2011 champion, at 3-3 in the fifth and break point down, history looked to repeat itself, until Djokovic rallied and took the set 6-4.

The win is an especially important one for Djokovic, it ends his losing streak and puts to bed his supporting role of last year’s final as Murray made Wimbledon history and ended Britain’s 77 year wait for a men’ singles champion. It also puts him back at the summit of the men’s rankings, just ahead of Rafael Nadal and Federer a distant third.

It was a fitting end for a Wimbledon that has once again brought drama and excitement, from Nadal’s exit to Australian Nick Kyrgios, Eugenie Bouchard’s run to the Women’s final and the rise of the next generation of male stars including Grigor Dimitrov and Milos Raonic.

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