Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski
LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by holding off the Swiss star in five sets Sunday.
Djokovic wasted a 5-2 lead in the fourth set but held on for a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4 victory that returns the Serbian player to the No. 1 ranking.
Djokovic had a match point at 5-4 in the fourth set, but Federer saved that with an ace and forced a fifth set.
In the last set, Djokovic broke with the help of four mistakes by Federer to seal the win.
In the women’s final Saturday, sixth-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic overpowered and overwhelmed 13th-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada 6-3, 6-0 in only 55 minutes.
It was Kvitova’s second Wimbledon crown; she previously won the 2011 title at the grass-court Grand Slam, ESPN noted.