Novak Djokovic has been crowned Wimbledon champion after a five-set win over Roger Federer which made for one of the best finals in the history of the tournament. This is title number 45 for the Serbian, his seventh Grand Slam, and the second time he has secured victory in London. A victory that comes with the added prize of regaining the world number one ranking after a 628 day wait.
The stars of the tournament say that there is no other place on the circuit as magical as the Cathedral of Tennis, the venue that has seen many great battles and epic moments. The unique surface (grass), the dress code (only white) and the magnitude of the event (a Grand Slam) make every Wimbledon final one of the most anticipated moments on the London calendar each year.
The English capital came out in force to witness Novak Djokovic being presented with the trophy for the second time in his career, after beating Roger Federer with the scoreboard showing 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4 following almost four hours of play.
Truth be told, 'play' does not begin to do it justice. Tennis was served up at the very highest level in one of the most exciting finals ever seen at Wimbledon. Djokovic took the win by a hair's breadth after an amazing response from the Swiss champion, who finally surrendered, but not without coming back from 5-2 down, in which he saved a match point in the fourth set.