They clap standing up. The privileged ones who spent nearly five hours of their lives on Sunday, July 14, are applauded standing on the all court of the All England. And the lucky ones who, in front of the TV, a computer or the cell phone screen, were also able to enjoy – probably – one of the best Wimbledon finals of all time are also applauded.
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic gave a definition of the London Open as only two tennis geniuses could. The Serb prevailed after a marathon 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6 and 13-12 (7-3) and defended the third Grand Slam title of the season. It was the most extensive final in Wimbledon history and was the first time a 12-12 tie-break was reached after the rule changed.
“I think this was, if not the most exciting final I’ve ever taken part in, yes one of the top two or three of my career,” Djokovic said with the trophy in his arms.
Five times Novak Djokovic
With this conquest, the world number one lifted for the fifth time (he also won the trophy in the Cathedral in 2011, 2014 and 2018) and defended the title achieved last year. It’s the 16th Grand Slam that adds to its display cases. However, the most winners are still Federer, who at Wimbledon was eight times (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2017). In this note: