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In the unforgettable final of Wimbledon 2019, defending champion Novak Djokovic marked down the history one more time against tennis maestro Roger Federer in the longest battle ever at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on Sunday. World No. 1 Serbian player shocked the third-ranked Swiss veteran Roger Federer in a five-set encounter that was lasted for 4 hours and 57 minutes. Djokovic finally curtailed the strong opponent with the scorecard reading 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 13-12 (7-3). With this historical win, star Serbian player won his fifth Wimbledon trophy and 16th Grand Slam title in his exemplary career.

In the five-set thriller, Djokovic tried his best to dominate against World No. 3 and he finally made his dream come true as he saved two match points in the fifth set and also become the first player in tennis to win a grand slam after saving a match point.

Fighter Novak was overwhelmed with mixed emotions after he finished the match with a successful win. He expressed what he felt during the match when everybody was cheering for Federer,”I like to transmute it in a way: When the crowd is chanting ‘Roger’ I hear ‘Novak. It sounds silly, but it is like that. Of course, if you have the majority of the crowd on your side, it helps. When you don’t, then you have to find it within”.

Check out the Twitter reactions after Novak Djokovic won his fifth Wimbledon title against tennis champions Roger Federer at Centre Court:

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The match which will last forever

Star of the show, Novak Djokovic

Rough and tough Novak Djokovic

Highlights of the show

This knife-edge battle was the longest final in Wimbledon championship ever. Earlier, the long-drawn battle in the history of Wimbledon was played in 2008 between two tennis champions Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. In that match too, Federer fall short after coming closer to his destination. That Wimbledon encounter lasted for 4 hours and 48 minutes.

Both the tennis legends have faced each other total 48 times and Novak is leading the head-on-head records so far with 26-22 scoreline. Not only this, it was the 16th grand slam battle in which both the world-class players were facing each other after breaking the record of 15 held by Rafael Nadal and Djokovic.