He won only two more majors in the next two-and-a-half years but McEnroe, who won three Wimbledon titles, does not foresee any more lapses in form from the Serbian.
A policeman reacts during the Wimbledon men’s singles final A policeman’s hilarious reactions during the Wimbledon men’s singles final For Federer, the search for another Wimbledon title stretches to four years after defeat to Djokovic, and leaves him searching for an 18th grand slam title having last one a major tournament at Wimbledon in 2012.
Djokovic passes Andre Agassi, Fred Perry, Ken Rosewall, Ivan Lendl and Jimmy Connors to move into sole possession of eighth on the all-time Grand Slam title list with the win. “It just feels like the first title though its my third here”.
Djokovic broke him in the final game to take his third Wimbledon championship. He’s not going to lose – I’m going to have to win if I want to lift the trophy. But he was better on the bigger points. I didn’t play badly myself. “That’s how it goes”.
Reviving a bygone tradition, Wimbledon champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have danced together at the Grand Slam tournament’s annual champions’ dinner. She’s also won the Australian Open, French Open this year, and if she wins at the U.S. Open in August, she’ll be the Grand Slam title holder, and the first female to hold it since Steffi Graf in 1988.
London. Roger Federer’s three-set demolition of Andy Murray at Wimbledon on Friday gave a succinct answer to those who question why the Swiss continues to play deep into his thirties when he has already won everything the game has to offer.
The best, and the longest, set of the match was the second, which ran more than an hour, Djokovic failing seven times in the tiebreaker to follow an advantage and then losing it, 12-10, to Federer.
While Federer had more winners (58) than Djokovic (46), the Serb finished with only 16 unforced errors, compared to 35 for the Swiss player.
Djokovic is only 28 so has time on his side, especially as Federer is still a contender even at 33. “Night Fever came to life and you can imagine how that looked”. After a 20-minute rain delay at 3-2, Djokovic finished off the set.
There were tense moments for the champion when he had to recover from 0-30 at 4-3, seemingly angered by someone in the crowd, and he roared in their direction after holding serve.
Djokovics serve was stout, too: He saved six of seven break points.
Soon enough, Djokovic was crouching down to pluck a few blades of Centre Court grass and slide them in his mouth.
“Djokovic said today:” I suggested the idea to Serena and Philip Brook and they accepted it. I hoped that the tradition was not forgotten – I think Boris danced with Martina (Navratilova) – and so I was very pleased because Serena is a great dancer.
“Where, we’ll still have to wait and see, but I’m sure he still has many more great years ahead of him”.