2019 Wimbledon: Djokovic overcomes Federer in longest men's final ever

Author: Daily Mail
Novak Djokovic managed to win the first set after going to a tie break against Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic broke the resolve of Roger Federer and the hearts of the Centre Court crowd as he battled his way to a fifth Wimbledon title in the most dramatic fashion.

This was a curiosity that turned into a classic, and it ended with a 122-minute deciding set that culminated in a first singles tie break at Wimbledon that came at 12-12.

That concluded with Djokovic taking it 7-3 when the 37 year-old Swiss skied a return out of court after four hours and 57 minutes of battling, the longest men’s final ever.

 

Novak Djokovic shows his delight after winning Wimbledon for the fifth time after beating Roger Federer over five sets
Djokovic holds the trophy aloft after coming through his 122 minute final set against Federer on Sunday afternoon
The Duchess of Cambridge hands over the runners-up trophy to Federer following nearly five hours of action in SW19