Wimbledon 2019 final: Novak Djokovic wins his fifth Wimbledon title by defeating Roger Federer 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 7-6, 6-4, 12-12 (7-3)

16 or 21? The question that fans were asking before the Wimbledon final 2019. The 37 years old Roger Federer, in what might be his final attempt to win the Wimbledon, was up against the World no.1 Novak Djokovic. Federer defeated his arch-rival Rafael Nadal in a gruelling semifinal battle, whereas Novak overcame a stiff challenge from Bautista Agut. The match was destined to be one to remember, where both the champions would bring out all their weapons to win the most prestigious Grand Slam. In the end, Djokovic overcame a resilient Federer to win his fifth Wimbledon and 16th Grand Slam 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 12-12 (7-3). Federer missed two championship points in what is the longest Wimbledon final ever.
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    The maestro lives to fight another day!

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    The Champion!

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    Novak Djokovic wins 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 6-4, 12-12 (7-3)

    Federer unforced error.

    A line call goes Federer's way.

    Unforced error by Federer.

    Federer sent scrambling and can't return.

    Federer cross-court effort goes wide.

    Djokovic slips to give Federer apoint.

    Djokovic can't return a serve.

    Djokovic forehand winner.

    Rally goes Djokovic's way when he sneaks a shot into the far corner.

  • 23:29

    Federer holds, 6-7, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4, 12-12

    Federer roars through his service game.

    A tie break will decide the championship!

  • 23:17

    Novak holds, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 12-11

    Djokovic flies into a 40-0 lead. Federer fights back to deuce.

    Federer can't convert break point. Djokovic can't convert game point.

    Such a tense game, goes Djokovic's way!

  • 23:14

    Federer holds, 6-7, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4. 11-11

    Federer serves and volleys. Djokovic can't return a serve.

    Eleven games each!

  • 23:10

    Novak holds, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 11-10

    Federer is at 30-30 but can't return a serve, twice.

  • 23:06

    Federer holds, 6-7, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4, 10-10

    Djokovic misses a lob, Federer goes 40-15 up, and he claws himself back level.

  • 23:05

    Novak holds, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 10-9

    Federer unable to return a serve, and Djokovic has held.

    Remember a tie-break will not be used in the fifth set until the players reach 12-12!

  • 22:59

    Federer holds, 6-7, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4, 9-9

    Federer does his bit by holding onto serve.

    Who will make the decisive mistake?

  • 22:55

    Novak holds, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 9-8

    Djokovic tears through this game - he is a man possessed now.

  • 22:49

    Novak breaks, 7-6, 6-1, 7-6, 4-6, 8-8

    Two aces give Federer two championship points but Djokovic rescues the situation.

    Federer then gives away two sloppy points, and Djokovic has broken back!

  • 22:45

    Federer breaks, 6-7, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4, 8-7

    Federer opens up break point... which he coverts with a cross court winner!

    Federer will serve for the championship next.

  • 22:43

    Federer holds, 6-7, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4, 7-7

    Federer goes 40-0 up, then whips a forehand winner.

  • 22:40

    Novak holds, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6

    Djokovic serves himself to a 40-15 lead then powers through the final point.

    Federer will serve to stay in the final...

  • 22:32

    Federer holds, 6-7, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4, 6-6.

    Federer stays in the game...

  • 22:27

    Novak holds, 6-7, 1-6, 6-7, 4-6, 6-5

    Brilliant rally - Djokovic dives to complete the winning shot! Djokovic's game.

  • 22:24

    Federer, 6-7, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4, 5-5

    Ace by Federer. Then he comes to the net and volleys a drop shot. Djokovic misses a return of serve.

  • 22:19

    Novak holds, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 5-4

    Amazing drop shot by Federer. But Djokovic is 40-15 up and sneaks out of the game with his serve intact.

  • 22:07

    Federer holds, 6-7, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4, 4-4

    The game swings on a net chord which favours Federer. He then hits an ace.

  • 22:02

    Novak breaks, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 4-2

    Djokovic 0-30 up against the serve, then 15-40.

    A spectacular backhand winner earns Djokovic a break!

  • 21:59

    Novak holds, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 3-2

    Federer hits a sweet backhand winner but is 40-15 down. Federer fights to deuce but Djokovic holds on.

  • 21:52

    Federer holds, 6-7, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4, 2-2

    Federer serves and volleys successfully. Then a cross-court attempt hits the net chord and goes wide.

    Djokovic has three break points... Federer saves them all, and steals the game.

  • 21:47

    Novak holds, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 2-1

    Two unforced errors by Federer. Then he can't return a serve. Djokovic has advantage, and Federer misses another return.

  • 21:44

    Federer holds, 6-7, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4, 1-1

    Federer hits the net, but then holds his serve with the next point. Both players have settled into the fifth set.

  • 21:40

    Novak holds, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 1-0

    Federer messes up a drop shot which allows Djokovic to hold his serve.

  • 21:33

    Federer holds, 6-7, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4

    Federer comes to the net to go 15-0 up. Ace.

    We go to a deciding set!

  • 21:31

    Novak holds, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 5-4

    Djokovic races into a 40-0 lead. Federer hits the net and Djokovic has hope in this set.

  • 21:25

    Djokovic breaks, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 3-5

    Djokovic brings up the first break point that Federer has faced today.

    Federer saves it after a 35-shot rally!

    Djokovic brings up another break point which he converts.

  • 21:21

    Federer breaks, 6-7, 6-1, 6-7, 5-2

    Backhand winner down the line by Federer. Then he steps to the net and volleys brilliantly.

    Another break by Federer!

  • 21:18

    Federer holds, 6-7, 6-1, 6-7, 4-2

    Federer storms into a 40-0 lead - and Djokovic promptly misses a forehand.

  • 21:14

    Federer breaks, 6-7, 6-1, 6-7, 3-2

    Classy Federer forehand winner.Djokovic misses a brave shot so Federer has two break points.

    And Federer breaks!

  • 21:09

    Federer holds, 6-7, 6-1, 6-7, 2-2

    Djokovic can't return a serve so Federer goes 40-15 up.

    Brilliant Djokovic winner brings up deuce.

    Federer clings on.

  • 21:08

    Novak holds, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 2-1

    Djokovic sends Federer scrambling to go 30-0 up. The Serb wins every point of his service game.

  • 21:04

    Federer holds, 6-7, 6-1, 6-7, 1-1

    Federer whips a lovely forehand winner which earns him the game.

  • 21:02

    Novak holds, 7-6, 6-1, 7-6, 1-0

    Djokovic flies through his service game. Federer needs to step up a gear

  • 20:48

    Novak wins the tie break, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6 (7-4)

    Djokovic wins the first three points. Federer's backhand was inaccurate.

    Djokovic can't return a serve, then Federer hits the net.

    Federer forces Djokovic so wide that he's forced to hit the net.

    Federer creeping back into this after an ace!

    Federer's drop shot goes wide (after a review) then he hits the net.

  • 20:44

    Novak holds, 7-6, 1-6, 6-6

    Long rally concludes with a brilliant Federer backhand winner.

    Djokovic wins the next four points, and the game.

    Tie-break coming up.

  • 20:42

    Federer holds, 6-7, 6-1, 6-5

    Federer wins every point in his service game to claw ahead again...

  • 20:37

    Novak holds, 7-6, 1-6, 5-5

    Stunning rally ends with a Federer drop shot - the point of the match so far!

    But Djokovic rallies and still claims the game.

  • 20:33

    Federer holds, 6-7, 6-1, 5-4

    Edgy game, neck andneck, but Federer emerges having held his serve.

  • 20:31

    Novak holds, 7-6, 1-6, 4-4

    Federer can't return a smash. Djokovic goes 40-0 up, and eventually Federer hits the net.

  • 20:28

    Federer holds, 6-7, 1-6, 4-3

    Federer flies through his service game in double-quick time, hammering an ace to seal the deal.

  • 20:24

    Novak holds, 7-6, 1-6, 3-3

    Federer spoons a forehand high into the sky, and Djokovic holds his serve.

  • 20:21

    Federer holds, 6-7, 6-1, 3-2

    Djokovic sends Federer scrambling. But Federer claims the next four points, with Djokovic unable to return serve in the final point.

  • 20:16

    Novak holds, 7-6, 1-6, 2-2

    Longest rally of the match goes to Djokovic, 40-15. Then he scores a backhand winner.

  • 20:14

    Federer holds, 6-7, 6-1, 2-1

    Backhand winner from Federer. He goes 40-0 up. Drop shot, Djokovic saves it, Federer dinks the ball into an empty space.

  • 20:11

    Novak holds, 7-6, 6-1. 1-1

    Quality exchange at the net goes Djokovic's way. Federer can't return a serve, and Djokovic has a foothold.

  • 20:07

    Federer holds, 6-7, 6-1, 1-0

    Djokovic hits the net, Federer goes 40-15 up. Ace!

  • 20:02

    Federer breaks, 6-7, 6-1

    Djokovic doesn't win a single point on his serve. A third break by Federer.

  • 19:59

    Federer holds, 6-7, 5-1

    Djokovic misses when close to the net, and Federer goes 40-30 up. Ace seals the game.

  • 19:55

    Novak holds, 7-6, 1-4

    Federer nails a cheeky drop shot. But Djokovic battles back and Federer loses the game when his forehand flies wide.

  • 19:50

    Federer holds, 6-7, 4-0

    Federer storms into a 40-0 lead again. Djokovic wins the next two points... but then finds the net.

  • 19:47

    Federer breaks, 6-7, 3-0

    Federer goes into a 0-40 lead when Djokovic poorly hits the net.

    Another break!

  • 19:45

    Federer holds, 6-7, 2-0

    An edgy game goes Federer's way when Djokovic scrambles (but misses) the final point.

  • 19:41

    Federer breaks, 6-7, 1-0

    Break of serve for Federer! Djokovic wildly misses a forehand and things just got more interesting.

  • 19:30

    Novak takes the first set, 7-6 (7-5)

    Four points in a row at the conclusion of the tie-break earns the opening set for the defending champ.

  • 19:29

    Novak holds, 6-6

    Drop shot by Djokovic. Classy. Then a backhand winner. Game sealed by Djokovic - this set will be decided by a tie-break.

  • 19:22

    Federer holds, 6-5

    A tense game goes to deuce and beyond, and is won when Federer comes to the net, forcing Djokovic to make a mistake.

  • 19:16

    Novak holds, 5-5

    Federer goes 0-30 up against the serve. Djokovic levels it up. Federer again threatens to pinch the set but Djokovic holds on.

  • 19:13

    Federer holds, 5-4

    A Federer forehand puts him 30-0 up. Djokovic fights back but an ace from Federer seals the game.

  • 19:10

    Novak holds. 4-4

    Djokovic tries a lob, which Federer saves, but Djokovic gets the job done by smashing the ball back beyond him.

    This is heating up...

  • 19:07

    Federer holds, 4-3

    They meet at the net where Federer has the final say with a big smash. Then he creeps towards the net again and wrong-foots Djokovic.

  • 19:03

    Novak holds, 3-3

    Djokovic smashes an ace, then Federer makes an error while on the stretch. Easy hold for Djokovic.

  • 18:48

    Federer holds, 3-2

    Federer does well to force Djokovic behind his baseline, which is enough to seal the game. No breaks so far.

  • 18:45

    Federer holds, 2-1

    Djokovic whips a lovely forehand winner. Djokovic threatens to break but, when he fluffs a drop shot, Federer is let off the hook.

  • 18:43

    Novak holds, 1-1

    Djokovic races into a 40-0 lead. Federer tamely hits the net, and we're level. No messing about, so far.

  • 18:37

    Federer holds, 1-0

    Federer ace begins the final, then he seals the opening game with a forehand winner. A quick start.

  • 18:37

    The coin toss is done and the players are now warming up before the main battle

  • 18:26

    "This is the kind of match that I always dreamed of being part of as a young boy with the tennis racquet," says Djokovic. "This is what I worked for."

  • 18:20

    The heritage, the class, the history.

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  • 18:13

    Novak Djokovic and Roger Federerhave faced each other 47 times, and Djokovic currently leads 25–22. Djokovic leads on grass 2–1,

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