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Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer Sunday in five sets to win his second Wimbledon title, also his seventh career major win.
Djokovic battled his way to win 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 in the three hour and 56 minute match. With the win, he took back the No. 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal, according to Bleacher Report.
Coming into today, Djokovic had not won a major match since the 2013 Australian Open. He had dropped three major finals in a row and six of his last seven, according to USA Today. The trend almost continued against Federer.
Federer came back from two sets and a 5-2 deficit in the fourth to take the match to the deciding fifth set.
This loss will sting for Federer, especially if this is the closest he comes to a potential 18th Grand Slam, the most in history.
Djokovic told ESPN he gave himself a stern talking to in the bathroom after the fourth set. It worked, and gave him the mental edge over seven-time Wimbledon champion, Federer.
Djokovic celebrated by dropping to his knees and tasting the grass.