If I can’t do it, it can’t be done. Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title in a thriller over Roger Federer who lost only his second Wimbledon men’s title match in nine appearances. The Serbian player returned to the No. 1 ranking in a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4 Centre Court victory.
The two titans did not disappoint. There can only be one winner. It was Djokovic’s seventh Grand Slam title and broke a streak of three consecutive losses in major finals and in five of his past six. He denied Roger Federer his record eighth. “It was an incredible match to be a part of, very exciting, Roger showed again why he is Roger Federer,” Djokovic stated. He is now the 10th man with seven grand slam titles in the Open era since 1968.
Federer had never come back from a two set to one deficit in a Grand Slam final, but he almost changed that. Trailing 5-4 in the fourth set, Federer double-faulted to make it 30-30. The 32-year-old Federer then hit a serve that was ruled out, but he challenged it and the Hawk-Eye replay showed that it hit the line for an ace — one of his 29 in the match. Federer went on to break in the next game before forcing a fifth set.
“It was a great final, can’t believe I made it to five. It was not looking good there for a while,” Federer stated.
The royal box included Prince William and his wife Kate, David Beckham and actors Bradley Cooper, Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Hemsworth. How would they fair in a match with one of these titans? It can’t be done.