Novak Djokovic defeats Kevin Anderson to win Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic claimed a fourth Wimbledon title in ruthless fashion as he beat giant South African Kevin Anderson 6-2 6-2 7-6(3) on a sweltering Centre Court on Sunday.

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Novak Djokovic claimed his 13th Grand Slam and fourth Wimbledon crown with victory over Kevin Anderson in a largely one-sided men’s singles final at the All England Club. (AP)

Novak Djokovic claimed his 13th Grand Slam and fourth Wimbledon crown with victory over Kevin Anderson in a largely one-sided men’s singles final at the All England Club. (AP)

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Djokovic was at his very best from the word go, winning the first set 6-2. (AFP)

Djokovic was at his very best from the word go, winning the first set 6-2. (AFP)

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The Serbian continued to play brilliantly and took the second set 6-2. (REUTERS)

The Serbian continued to play brilliantly and took the second set 6-2. (REUTERS)

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Anderson, bidding to become the first South African to win the men’s title, had spent 21 hours on court to reach his first Wimbledon final and his tank appeared to be empty in the opening two sets as Djokovic dominated. (AFP)

Anderson, bidding to become the first South African to win the men’s title, had spent 21 hours on court to reach his first Wimbledon final and his tank appeared to be empty in the opening two sets as Djokovic dominated. (AFP)

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However, Anderson -- who received treatment on his right arm -- looked good in the third set. (REUTERS)

However, Anderson -- who received treatment on his right arm -- looked good in the third set. (REUTERS)

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But Djokovic saved five set points in the third set and dashed any hopes of a fightback. (AP)

But Djokovic saved five set points in the third set and dashed any hopes of a fightback. (AP)

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Djokovic added the 2018 Wimbledon title to his wins in 2011, 2014 and 2015 as he became the lowest-ranked champion since Goran Ivanisevic in 2001. (REUTERS)

Djokovic added the 2018 Wimbledon title to his wins in 2011, 2014 and 2015 as he became the lowest-ranked champion since Goran Ivanisevic in 2001. (REUTERS)

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He will now look to win the US Open, starting in August. (Twitter )

He will now look to win the US Open, starting in August. (Twitter )

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