Djokovic beats Anderson in straight sets for fourth Wimbledon crown

After a pair of epic semifinals, the men's final went by in a relative flash on Sunday as Novak Djokovic held on to beat eighth-seeded Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) for his fourth Wimbledon title at the All England Club.

It's the Serb star's 13th Grand Slam title in 22 career finals.

Coming off a five-set semifinal win against top-ranked Rafael Nadal that lasted more than five hours and spilled into Saturday, the No. 12 seed Djokovic had plenty left in the tank against Anderson.

Anderson double-faulted on break point of his first service game and Djokovic took advantage by jumping out to a 5-1 lead.

Anderson received treatment for an apparent right arm injury after the set.

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Djokovic also broke Anderson in his first service of the second set to maintain his momentum.

Anderson turned the tide in the third set, going toe-to-toe with Djokovic through 11 games. But he had to settle for a tiebreaker after failing to convert multiple break opportunities while up 6-5.

Djokovic then rediscovered his form in the tiebreaker, quickly jumping ahead 5-1 before sending a volley wide to give Anderson some hope. Anderson managed to make it 3-6 before firing a return in to the net to give Djokovic the title.

Anderson was coming off an even longer outing, the South African outlasting ninth-seeded American John Isner in a match that lasted six hours, 36 minutes and featured 50 games in the fifth set.

The length of their match is what forced Nadal-Djokovic to be suspended on Friday, that second semifinal starting too late to finish before curfew.

It's the second career Grand Slam final for Anderson, who was also runner-up to Nadal at the 2017 US Open.

Djokovic improves to 6-1 lifetime against Anderson with the victory.

--Field Level Media