That year he also won the Australian Open and Wimbledon, as he has done this year.
The win marks Novak Djokovic’s ninth Grand Slam win of his career.
I always felt that he was going to win.
From then on, despite a fearless performance from Federer, who failed to reach the heights of his semi-final game against Murray, Djokovic was fully in control of proceedings. After that, he simply trailed off and couldn’t put up much fight against the indefatigable Serb.
“Novak was tougher on the bigger points and at the end he was rock solid”. I thought he played great.
Roger Federer was a match away from fulfilling his mission of winning a record eighth Wimbledon title.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia embraces Roger Federer of Switzerland after winning their Men’s Singles Final match at … Relying on fearsome accuracy, he had won at least 80% of the points behind his first serve in those. “I served really well”, he said.
Instead it turned into an wonderful story of Federer’s ability to withstand pressure and set points with incredible heart and athleticism. Djokovic, unfazed, answered with a service victor and an ace.
The men each won the same number of points in both the first and second sets, but from there the match belonged to the reigning champion.
Djokovic broke Federer in the fourth game, and the Swiss had no answers to the Serb’s consistency on his own service matches. He was broken early in the third set before play was halted for roughly 30 minutes due to a passing shower.
– Djokovic is just the seventh different man in the Open Era to reach the first three Grand Slam finals in a calendar year. With the score at 2-2 and with Djokovic serving, Federer pushed the game to deuce, where he quickly gained an advantage.
– Sunday is their 15th meeting in a Tour-level final overall. They have met 40 times, each winning 20 matches.
“It tastes very, very good this year”, Djokovic said.
It was merely a delay in Djokovic’s march to the title, though, and he roared with delight before eating a piece of the famous Centre Court grass following a forehand victor into the corner that earned him yet another Wimbledon trophy.
The victory over Murray was so impressive that Bjorn Borg after Federer play on Friday is picking the Swiss to dethrone Novak Djokovic in the final on Sunday. “For these matches, you work every day, repetitively… it’s a thrilling feeling”.
ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images Novak Djokovic reigns at Wimbledon once again. He piled up 56 winners and had only 11 unforced errors, compared to 35 and 17 for Murray.
While Roger Federer was gracious like always, even in defeat. “He’s been good for the game”, Federer said about Djokovic, who beat him in five sets in the 2014 final at the All England Club.
Djokovic claims his second Grand Slam of the year heading into the U.S. Open, where he has been a finalist in four of the past five years.
Opelka is the second straight American victor of the boys’ event, following on from Noah Rubin’s victory last summer, and their second straight grand slam champion after Tommy Paul won the French Open last month.