By Euro Weekly News Media • 14 July 2019 • 22:23
Credit Wimbledon twitter
Wimbledon’s new champion is Novak Djokovic.
He had to save save two championship points to beat Roger Federer 7-6(5), 1-6, 7-6(4), 4-6, 13-12(3).
This was the third time he had beaten Federer in Wimbledon finals. He is now getting closer to Federer’s record of 20 grand slams with his 16th major championship title
It was a historic final for Djokovic and Wimbledon. The last time a Wimbledon men’s champion saved match points in the final was 71 years ago, in 1948, when American Robert Falkenburg beat John Bromwich of Australia 7-5, 0-6, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, after being three match points down.
Earlier in the fifth, though, the Serbian looked as if he’d be the one with championship points before the tie-break. The Serbian broke for 4-2, but Federer broke back in the latest momentum switch in one of the best Grand Slam finals in recent memory.
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