Novak Djokovic displayed his full acrobatic repertoire to capture a third Wimbledon title with a 7-6(1), 6-7(10), 6-4, 6-3 victory over seven-time champion Roger Federer on Sunday.
The Serbian world No. 1 got over the disappointment of squandering seven set points in a gripping second set to wreck Federer’s dreams of a record eighth Wimbledon trophy and 18th Grand Slam title.
Instead the plaudits belonged to Djokovic as he displayed his determination to win a ninth major by stretching and sliding after the ball to all corners of the court to douse second-seeded Federer’s firepower.
A forehand crosscourt winner after two hours and 56 minutes handed Djokovic victory and drew him level on three Wimbledon titles with his coach Boris Becker.