Djokovic Wins Third Wimbledon Title
Novak Djokovic has shown his full acrobatic repertoire to win a third Wimbledon crown with a 7-6 (1), 6-7(10), 6-4, 6-3 victory over seven times champion Roger Federer at the just concluded Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London.
In a heated match with charged crowds urging Federer to portray the same tricks he used to eclipse Andy Murray of Britain in Friday’s semi-finals, Djokovic shrugged off missing out on a second-set tie break.
After claiming a forehand winner to bring to an end a two hour fifty six minutes battle, the steely Djokovic was spotted roaring to the London skies before going down on his knees and nibbling some of the cherished turf.
‘’Finally, when I managed to finish the last point, I took out everything that was in me,’’ said Dojokovic whose win has proven a magnificent rebound from losing the French Open final to Stanislas Wawrinka and missing out on a full set of majors.
‘’It is a great achievement and although it is my third crown here, it feels like the first,’’ he added. ‘’Obviously, losing the French Open was disappointing and heartbreaking but if there is one thing that I learned from the sport is to recover fast and leave things behind and move on.’’
This is the third Wimbledon title to be won by Djokovic, similar to his coach Boris Becker, and pushes him well past acts like Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendi and Ken Rosewall who dominate the all-time list of grand slam collectors.
At 28 years of age, Djokovic already has nine majors under his belt and despite the life-changing experience of married life and fatherhood, his affinity for battle on the Tennis court remains high and undisputed.
Addressing reporters after the feat, Federer said, ‘’you know, I still think I had a great tournament. You can have good tournaments without emerging the winner, as well. I still won six matches and lost only one. The ration is still quite impressive.’’