In the longest final of Wimbledon history, Novak Djokovic became the first tennis player to win the tournament for 71 years after betting against match points.
Previously, this had occurred in the Grand Slam tournament in London in 1948, when the American Robert Falkenburg defeated the Australian John Bromwich in 7: 5, 0: 6, 6: 2, 3: 6, 7: 5 and fended off three match balls , said the player organization ATP after the renewed Wimbledon victory of Djokovic.
The world ranking first had the final against Swiss Roger Federer 7: 6 (7: 5), 1: 6, 7: 6 (7: 4), 4: 6 and 13:12 (7: 3) in 4:57 Hours won. "It was the hardest match I've ever played mentally," said the 32-year-old who defended his title from the previous year. The Swiss Federer had skipped two match points at the score of 8: 7 and his own serve and thus missed his ninth Wimbledon triumph.
In the final, for the first time in a single, the new rule was applied, after the fifth set in the state of 12:12 decides a tiebreak over the winner. Djokovic had the better ending as in sets one and three in tiebreak.
After the five-set defeat, the 37-year-old Federer was disappointed, as he had previously awakened the appearance on the court. "I feel like I missed an incredible opportunity," said the record Grand Slam winner.