Novak Djokovic Beats Roger Federer to Win Wimbledon 2014Published July 7, 2014 by Amir G
Novak Djokovic lifts his second Wimbledon trophy after a thrilling five-set match against the legendary Roger Federer.
The 27 year old Novak Djokovic has lifted his second Men's Singles Wimbledon trophy yesterday on the main court, after he beat rival Roger Federer in a heart-stopping five-set thriller which lasted for a long three hours and 56 minutes. The match seemed almost over when Federer came back from being down 5-2 in the fourth set, saving a championship point. The final score at the end of five sets was 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4.
Djokovic's Mental Edge
Yesterday's win broke an 18 month drought for Djokovic whose last Grand Slam win was in the Australian Open in January 2013 – this is his seventh Grand Slam title. Djokovic got into a somewhat of a mentally related losing spell, including his lose to Andy Murray in last year's Wimbledon final, and yesterday he managed to finally break it. Had Djokovic lost, he would join the statistic of players like Andy Roddick, Ivan Lendl and Andy Murray who have lost four Grand Slam finals in a row in the open era.
Djokovic was a real gentleman after the match, praising Federer in his words: "Congratulations to Roger, he proved what a great champion he is once again here this year," said Djokovic, carrying on to say jokingly: "I respect your career and everything you've done Roger - thank you for letting me win today!"
Federer himself looked deflated after the match. The seven-time Wimbledon winner wanted to win his eighth and to hold the title of being the oldest Wimbledon winner at age 32. "He's a great opponent and I would just like to congratulate Novak on his title," said Federer after the match, adding: "You know going into a match against Novak it's going to be tough, I can only say congratulations."