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.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a return to Roger Federer of Switzerland during their men's singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Sunday July 6, 2014. (Image source: AP/Ben Curtis)
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.
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic holds up the trophy after winning the women's singles final against Eugenie Bouchard of Canada at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday July 5, 2014. (Image source: AP/Pavel Golovkin)
It was Kvitova's second Wimbledon crown; she previously won the 2011 title at the grass-court Grand Slam, ESPN noted.