Unbelievable. Unshakeable. Unstoppable. Novak Djokovic wins his fifth Wimbledon Championship title in an instant classic, defeating Roger Federer.
Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer and won the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles Championships on Sunday evening.
The game was one of the closest and the longest final in Wimbledon’s long history, with play lasting for nearly five hours.
The game ended with a historic tiebreak, the first-ever in a final after the new rule was introduced just this year to avoid long games having to be paused overnight.
Djokovic’s parents, wife and son watched on from the crowd as he won his fifth title at Wimbledon.
Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the All England Club, presented the trophy to the Serbian winner on Centre Court, having sat through the entire match from the Royal Box with her husband, His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge.
Djokovic walked away with £2.34 million prize money from the competition, while runner-up Federer won £1.175 million for coming in second place.
Wimbledon Women’s Singles Championship
Simona Halep became the first Romanian champion at the All England Club, beating Serena Williams after only 56 minutes of play.
Simona Halep produced a brilliant performance to defeat seven-time champion Williams and won her second Grand Slam title in front of a stunned Centre Court crowd.
Halep hit just three unforced errors, compared to 26 from Williams, and absorbed the greater shot power from her opponent with excellent effect as she sealed a 6-2 6-2 win in 56 minutes.