Novak Djokovic is a Wimbledon champion for a fifth time and wow he set some records during his incredible performance.
Novak Djokovic has become the first male player to win Wimbledon in 71 years and the first in the Open Era to win Wimbledon saving match point.
His 7-6 1-6 7-6 4-6 13-12 (7-3) win against Federer was the longest men’s final of all time.
Let’s not beat around the bush it was far from vintage from the world number one, he was not by any stretch of the imagination at his best but I cannot fault what he has done.
Let’s just put this into perspective;
- Match points down
- Against majority of the crowd
- longest men’s final
- far from his best
- Federer hit 40 more winners but only 9 more unforced errors
This is a mental genius.
Whether you love him or not you can’t deny that was absolutely marvellous.
I could not believe what I was watching, he won his three sets all on tie-breaks and survived at big moments even at 11-11 in the final set was saving break points. He digs deep better than anyone.
I don’t think we shout about him enough, I really don’t. What he continued to do when vocally the crowd were with Roger but he didn’t let it phase him is extraordinary.
Here are the numbers from the Wimbledon Final;
More aces, returning points won, 40 more winners, 15 more points. Incredible fight from Novak Djokovic.
I said at two sets to one up I have never seen Novak play soo loosely in a Grand Slam and be up two sets to one. He has a knack for hanging in and when the pressure gets ramped up in the tie-breaks he’s there.
I can’t fault the man. It is a complete contrast to what he did in Melbourne when he beat Nadal easily but this just feels extra special.
Saving match points, longest final. It’s mad.
Federer 218 points, Djokovic 203 points. Big points.
Big congratulations Novak Djokovic, that was out of this world.
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