Wimbledon: Djokovic outlasts Federer in the Gentlemen’s Final
On a bright Sunday afternoon on Centre Court, the 2014 Wimbledon Gentleman’s Final, was won by Novak Djokovic in a tough, closely contested, epic five set (7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4) match over seven time winner Roger Federer.
It was one of the best finals in recent memory with crisp play from both men. Neither man backed down and it was and outstanding final.
ESPN analyst John McEnroe called it: “One of the greatest matches ever played at Wimbledon.”
The win marketed the second Wimbledon title for Djokovic and, it vaulted him passed Rafael Nadal to become the World Number Ranked tennis player.
For Federer, he played like a true champion, but the Serb was too much for him. Federer, did however move up to the 3rd overall in the World Rankings by making it to the Wimbledon Final.
For Djokovic this was his 14th Major final and the third at Wimbledon, where he won in 2011 and lost last year to home town favorite Andy Murray. But this year he was not about to lose. Djokovic, the Serbian who will be getting married in about a month, never lost his focus and simply took advantage of the few mistakes that Federer made.
It was yet another final match-up for men’s tennis “Big Four.” Federer (17 career major wins), Nadal (14), Djokovic (7) and Andy Murray (2).
With the the Wimbledon win, the fantastic foursome have won 36 of the last 38 Majors and comprise 30 of the last 32 Major finalists and 58 of the last 68.