Novak Djokovic survives Roger Federer 7-65 1-6 7-64 4-6 13-123 in the final in London on Sunday after conquering a huge battle that was resolved only at the final tiebreak.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Neither player conceded a service game during this set. Therefore the affair had to be decided at the tiebreak. Eventually, Novak won the tiebreak at 5. This was a huge win for the Serbian as Roger was in full control for the most part of the set.

2nd set.

Federer got off on the right foot in the set after breaking Djokovic in the 1st game (1-0) before consolidating his break and lead 4-0. Federer extended his lead after breaking Djokovic in the 3rd (3-0) and in the 7th (6-1) game before conquering the set.

A crucial moment of the aet was when the Swiss won 4 consecutive games in the 2nd set to change the scoreline from 0-0 to 4-0.

3rd set.

Also, this set went straight to the tiebreak as there were no breaks on the way. Eventually, the Serbian won the tiebreak at 4 and once more this happens after Federer looked to be in full control.

4th set.

Roger won the set after he broke the Serbian in the 5th (3-2) and in the 7th (5-2) game. Djokovic tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 8th (5-3) game. Anyhow, Federer didn’t make any concession anymore before winning the set 6-4.

The Swiss failed to serve out the set when leading 5-2 to be broken at 40.

A crucial moment of the match was when Federer won 4 consecutive games in the 4th set to change the scoreline from 1-2 to 5-2.

5th set.

The decider was a sheer thriller. Novak won the set after he broke Roger twice in the 6th (4-2) and in the 16th (8-8) game. That 16th game was the key of the match as Roger had 2 consecutive championship points on his serve, but once again he froze in front of the world no.1 that also looked dejected. However, Djokovic won the following 7 points before the affair went to the decider once again and once again it was Djokovic to win the breaker to win his 5th Wimbledon and 16th slam.

After this encounter, the head to head between Djokovic and Federer is 26-22 for Novak.

THE SPEECH

HOT SHOT

1st
Djokovic
Federer
7-6
7
6
6
6
5
6
5
5
4
5
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
2nd
Djokovic
Federer
1-6
1
6
1
5
1
4
0
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
3rd
Djokovic
Federer
7-6
7
6
6
6
5
6
5
5
4
5
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
4th
Djokovic
Federer
4-6
4
6
4
5
3
5
2
5
2
4
2
3
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
5th
Djokovic
Federer
13-12
13
12
12
12
12
11
11
11
11
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
8
8
8
7
8
7
7
7
6
6
6
5
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
3
4
2
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0

Novak Djokovic in London

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