Stefan Edberg watching the final next to Federer's wife Mirka Vavrinec
Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final for the second successive year, winning in four sets 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 in 2 hours and 55 minutes. It's the third crown at the Championships for the Serb, the second with coach Boris Becker, who took another revenge on former Wimbledon rival Stefan Edberg.
An early break and two set points on 6-5 were not enough to give the Swiss the edge in the first set, that would have been crucial for his title chances. Federer vanished in the tie-break, but managed to get back in the second set, saving seven set points and finishing a classic 12-10 tie-break in style at the net.
But after a rain suspension, that came at the start of the third set with Djokovic already up a break, he never gave the impression to be a serious threat for a simply too solid rival.
Stefan Edberg commented the final a few minutes after the end on BBC Sport: "It was a great match out there. Roger made a great comeback, I don't know how he got out of it. In the end Novak was just a little too strong."
"He kept serving well, made a lot of returns. Roger would have needed to serve a little better to get a few more free points." (mc)
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