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Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon in five-set thriller

By Taylor Ellis,

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.

 
 

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