Wimbledon 2019 Final highlights: Novak Djokovic prevails over Roger Federer in epic 5-set thriller in longest Wimbledon final
Novak Djokovic has beaten Roger Federer for the third time in the men’s singles Wimbledon final to win his 16th Grand Slam title.
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The night belongs to Novak Djokovic as he claims his 16th Grand Slam title after beating Roger Federer 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) in an epic five-set thriller at Wimbledon. This was the first time ever that a fifth-set tiebreaker decided a tournament final. The epic final lasted four-hour and 57-minute to become the longest ever Wimbledon final in history.
A see-saw batttle has ensued between the two legends as Federer and Djokovic battled each other in the final of the Wimbledon Championships. The first set went into a tie-breaker where Djokovic triumphed. In the second set, Federer found his groove as he dismantled Djokovic 6-1. The Serbian made sure that Federer doesn’t find the momentum as he continued battle on and eventually claimed the third set on another tie-breaker.
Not willing to sit back, Federer immediately hit back and broke Djokovic two times. Those break points were crucial in the match as Federer managed to hold on and won the fourth set 6-4 to take it into the fifth.
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Novak wins 16th Grand Slam
Djokovic clinches 16th Grand Slam, beats Roger Federer 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) in longest ever Wimbledon final.
Novak wins 2019 Wimbledon
Novak beats Roger Federer in the Wimbledon finals.
Djokovic leads in tie-breaker
Djokovic is leading 5-3 in the fifth set.
For the first-time ever, a Wimbledon final will be decided through a tie-breaker. According to new rules, it has to be 12-12 to go into a tie-breaker. So the winner of the 2019 Wimbledon will be decided by a tie-breaker.
12-11 to Djokovic
Federer is again making it difficult for Djokovic. This is the third deuce of the game. Djokovic and Federer have enthralled the crowd to its limits. Djokovic makes its 12-11 now.
Djokovic has won on his serve and made it 11-10 in the fifth set. Can he break Federer in the next game? No he cannot as Federer wins the game to make it 11-11.
It’s 10-10 in fifth set
Federer will again levels the match as he win the game.
Like what has happened in the last 20 minutes, Djokovic has taken the lead in the fifth set. It’s 10-9 to Djokovic. What a match.
Federer levels it
No separating these two warriors as Federer now makes it 9-9 in the fifth set.
Djokovic makes it 9-8
Federer looked for a break point but Djokovic was too good as he hit a pin-point forehand to win the game.
Djokovic saves two championship points
Federer needs one point to win his 21st Grand Slam title. But Djokovic takes four straight points to level the match again.
Federer to serve for the championship
Federer has a break point in the fifth set with the match at 7-7. Can he do it? Yes he can. Now he will serve for the match.
Federer not giving up
The match is now tied 7-7 in the fifth set as 37-year-old Federer is showing that he has oodles of stamina.
Tie-breaker at 12-12
If there is no break point won by either player then the match will have a tie-breaker at 12-12. New rules state that a tie-breaker will take place if a match reaches 12-12 in the fifth set.
6-6 in fifth set
Djokovic is giving a fight to Federer in the game. He takes the game into deuce on Federer’s serve but the Swiss ace has too many tools in his arsenal as he overcomes the Serbian to take the game.
Serbian has the advantage
Novak Djokovic has held onto his serve to win the game and lead 6-5 in the fifth set against Roger Federer.
Federer makes it 5-5
Federer played an exquisite drop shot to get a game point and then Djokovic hit an unforced error to again level the fifth set 5-5.
Djokovic wins on his serve
It is 5-4 in favour of Djokovic now. If he wins another break point in the match and then Djokovic will claim his 16th Grand Slam title.
It is 4-4
Djokovic is not able to break Federer on his serve as the Swiss maestro is taking the fight to the Serbian.
Federer makes is 3-4
Now Federer has a break point against Djokovic. This game is a see-saw battle between two greats. Novak manages to save that break point.
Novak breaks Federer, 4-2 up in fifth set
After winning on his own serve, Djokovic has two break points again in the fifth set. And this time he doesn’t disappoint as he breaks Federer’s serve to take a 4-2 lead in the fifth set. Does this point get him the 16th Grand Slam of his career?
Djokovic has break points, still loses game
Djokovic had two break points in the game but could not take advantage of it. Federer then won four straight points to win the game.
Forehand vs backhand
It has been a game where Novak’s backhand and Federer’s forehand have proved lethal. Federer is winning games on his serve while Novak wins when he takes into a tie-breaker.
Fifth set starts on similar note
Djokovic won the first game of the set on his serve which has been integral to his success in the match. If he manages to hold his serve then he could be in an advantageous position.
Federer claims fourth set
The match will now be decided in the final set as Federer wins the fourth 6-4. This match has been absolutely end-to-end.
This time Novak breaks Federer
Djokovic has a break point in the fourth set. After a sensational rally, Federer doesn’t let that happen. However, in the next point Djokovic gets that elusive break point against Federer. Novak then wins on his serve to make 4-5 in the fourth set.
Federer breaks Novak again
Federer has broken Novak two times in the fourth set. He has a 5-2 lead now and looks to serve for the set.
Federer breaks Djokovic
Federer has managed to break Djokovic in the fourth set. The match has been decided on the break and now Novak has a tough task of taking a game on Federer’s serve.
2-2 in fourth set
Both the players are not giving an inch to each other in the match. They look unstoppable on their serves.
Federer levels it
Federer hasn’t lost a single break point in the match and he maintains that record in the fourth set also as wins the second game.
Djokovic wins first game
Djokovic has started the fourth set on a positive note after claiming the first game.
Djokovic wins third set
Djokovic is 3-0 up in the third set tie-breaker. Federer needs to win on his serve but is unable to as Djokovic goes 5-1 up. Federer hits back but Djokovic is too strong and takes the third set.
Novak takes it into a tie-breaker
Djokovic is also not giving an inch to Federer in the third set. The third set is headed towards another tie-breaker.
Federer makes it 6-5
Federer has another chance to break Novak and take the set after winning on his serve.
Novak levels set 5-5
Its 30-30 on Novak’s serve. He needs just 2 points to win the third set. He has a set point now after winning a great rally with an amazing drop shot. But Novak manages to crawl back and win the game to level the third set 5-5.
Federer wins on his serve
Novak had a 0-30 lead but Federer stormed back to win the game and take a 5-4 lead in the third set.
It stays even
The third set is also following the arc from the first set. Both are winning on their serves while looking precarious in the other players serve. 7-6, 1-6, 4-4 Djokovic
No stopping Federer
Federer nails an ace to take the game from Djokovic. On his serve, the Swiss ace looks unstoppable.
3-3 in third set
Federer hits an unforced error as Djokovic claims the game. He looks in his elements now.
Federer wins again
The serve and volley game of Federer is working well against Djokovic in the final. He hasn’t lost a single break point in the match.
2-2 in third set
Novak is making sure that Federer is not able to break him in the third set. He looks like a renewed force in the third set.
2-1 to Federer
Federer is proving unbreakable on his serve in the Wimbledon final. His forehands and backhands are flowing smoothly.
Djokovic hits back
Unlike the second set, Djokovic wins on his serve. He will look to continue that if wants to break Federer’s momentum.
6-7, 6-1, 1-0 to Federer
Federer is now dominating the match and has taken the first game in the third set.
Federer wins second set
Federer leads 0-30 in the game and looks to break Djokovic again. And manages to do that to take the second set and level the match 1-1. It is 6-7, 6-1 to Federer.
5-1 to Federer
Novak is inching back in the second set after a horrendous display in the first 4 games. But Federer has too much in his arsenal as he takes another game.
Novak finally takes a game
Novak Djokovic has won a game after Federer broke him in the last two. It is 4-1 to Federer in the second set
4-0 to Federer
After Federer had three game points, Novak has taken the next two points. But Federer takes the game with an ace.
Federer breaks Djokovic again
Djokovic’s intensity has dropped and he has now given Federer three break points. And Federer takes advantage of that as he wins another break point. 6-7, 0-3 to Federer now.
Federer leads 2-0 in second set
Federer has taken the initiative in the second set and has taken a 2-0 lead. Novak has to break Federer to have a chance in the second set.
6-7, 0-1 to Federer
Federer has two break points in the second set. Novak makes an unforced error as Federer is the first one to win a break point in the final.
Novak takes the first set.
The first two points of the tie-breaker has been shared by Novak and Federer. Djokovic is leading 3-1 after taking three straight points. Federer levels it 3-3 with an amazing forehand. He is now leading in the tie-breaker 5-3 but makes two unforced errors to get Djokovic back into the match. Then Novak makes short work to take two straigh points to win the first set.
6-6 in first set
Djokovic starts with an ace and then gets the next point with a pin-point drop shot. He takes the game with another ace.
6-5 to Federer
Federer is absolutely dominating with his forehands. It was thought that making Federer run around at the court will be Djokovic’s strategy but Roger is doing the same to him. He is spraying his shots around to make Djokovic work for his points.
Djokovic hits back
Its 5-5 in the first set now. The game went into deuce but Djokovic eventually powered through with some continuous winners.
15-30 to Federer in tenth game
Federer is leading in the tenth game. Great drop shot from Federer to lead in the game but Djokovic hits back with an ace.
It’s 5-4 in favour of Roger Federer. None of them are ceding any ground in this hard-fought final and it looks like the set can be decided in the tiebreaker. Fascinating tennis by both of them as both of them have held their service till now.
Novak takes the fourth game
After getting a tough fight, Novak finally managed to get past Federer to win the fourth game.
Federer giving tough fight
Federer absolutely nails his forehand to get the fourth game into deuce. Federer is nailing most of his forehand shots in crunch situations. The game has gone into a third deuce. Federer has a break point now. But Novak strikes back.
Third game goes to Federer
He faced some fight from Novak but Federer eventually managed to hold his serve.
Novak wins second game
Novak has immediately hit back on his serve, winning the game without giving even a single point to Federer.
Federer takes first game
Federer has started the match on a positive note after taking the first game off his own serve. Backhands and forehands are flowing smoothly from his hands.
The match starts
The first set has begun with Federer taking the first two points on his serve.
Djokovic and Federer out on the court
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are out on the centre court. They are practising with each other to get their body juices flowing. A blockbuster final is about to begin.
Big three continue to dominate
Djokovic, Nadal and Federer have won the last 11 majors while also capturing 15 of the last 17 Grand Slams. It gets even more impressive as 54 of the last 65 majors have been won by the BIG 3.
Djokovic yet to be tested
Djokovic’s played a top-10 player in his road to the finals yet. The highest-ranked player Djokovic played against was 21st-seeded David Goffin in the quarter-finals.
“It’s been a rock solid year for me. I won in Halle (on grass on the eve of Wimbledon). The stars are aligned right now,” said Federer.
“From that standpoint I can go into the match very confident.”
Federer aiming for big record
Federer will turn 38 next month and is now aiming to become the oldest Slam champion of the Open era, breaking Ken Rosewall’s record at the 1972 Australian Open.
Novak unbeaten vs Federer
In the last 4 meetings at a Grand Slam, Novak is unbeaten against Federer. In fact, Federer hasn’t beaten Djokovic in the last seven years.
Novak dominant against Federer
The Serbian has defeated Federer 14 times in their last 20 meetings. If we look at the last 10 matches then Novak has emerged victorious eight times.