The World’s top-ranked tennis player has defended his crown at the sport's most famous tournament. Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in the men’s singles championship at Wimbledon on Sunday, (7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12) to earn his fifth title at the British club.
In the first year of the newly implemented rule, Federer and Djokovic reached the fifth set tiebreaker for the first time in a Wimbledon final.
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Executive Director of the Novak Djokovic Foundation Jelena Ristic and Founding Chairman of the Novak Djokovic Foundation Novak Djokovic attend The Novak Djokovic Foundation New York Dinner at Capitale on September 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Professional tennis player Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic attend the Novak Djokovic Foundation New York dinner at Capitale on September 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Novak Djokovic Foundation)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Professional tennis player Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic attend the 2013 Novak Djokovic Dinner at Capitale on September 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/WireImage)
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic (L) and his girlfriend Jelena Ristic pose for a photo at the United Nations headquarters in New York, August 23, 2013. Djokovic attented a meeting to draft a resolution for 'Sport for peace development'. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
MONACO - JULY 27: Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic attend the 'Love Ball' hosted by Natalia Vodianova in aid of the Naked Heart Foundation at Opera Garnier on July 27, 2013 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Didier Baverel/WireImage)
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It’s the second time in his career the Serbian has earned back-to-back championships at Wimbledon after accomplishing the feat in 2014-15. Djokovic defeated Federer in both of those championship matches as well. The 32-year-old is now 26–22 (10–6 in Grand Slams) against Federer.
Sunday’s final was the first on the men’s side to reach a fifth set since Djokovic’s 2014 victory over Federer.