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Djokovic beats Federer in epic match to emerge Wimbledon champion

Novak Djokovic has emerged the 2019 Wimbledon champion after beating Roger in the longest singles final in Wimbledon history.

The Serb, who has clinched four of the last five Grand Slam titles, won 7-6 (7-5) 1-6 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 13-12 (7-3) in four hours 57 minutes.

Djokovic saved two championship points to retain his title with a thrilling final-set tie-break win over Federer.

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37-year-old Federer was chasing a record-equalling ninth Wimbledon singles title and had been seeking to become the oldest Grand Slam champion of the Open era.

“It was a great match, it was long, it had everything. Novak, congratulations, man, that was crazy,” said Federer.

Djokovic now becomes the first man to win a Wimbledon singles final after being down match point since 1948 when Bob Falkenburg saved three match points and came back to defeat John Bromwich.

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