Tennis Betting News – Djokovic Defeats Federer at Wimbledon

Updated: July 6, 2014
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Novak Djokovic takes men’s Wimbledon final in thriller

By Ian Palmer

In tennis betting news, Novak Djokovic of Serbia beat Switzerland’s Roger Federer in a classic men’s final at Wimbledon on July 5 to take his second career title at the All-England Club. Djokovic survived the marathon match to win by scores of 6-7(7) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-7 6-4. The Serb had almost wrapped up the crown in the fourth set when holding a 5-4 lead and just a point away from victory, but after the line judge called Federer’s serve out, the Hawkeye video technology system reversed the decision. Instead of Federer having to serve again, he was awarded with an ace and managed to stay alive.

Djokovic finally fell to his knees in victory about an hour later and won his second grand slam final in his last seven attempts. He said it’s the biggest win of his career because self-doubt was starting to creep into his game after losing his last three consecutive grand slams. He added that he needed this win to get his career back on the right track. Djokovic has now won seven grand slam titles during his career while the 32-year-old Federer was attempting to win his 18th career grand slam crown.

Federer said it was a great match and he’s surprised he extended it to five sets because he was struggling at certain points. He said the contest featured a lot of shifts in momentum and must have been a great treat for the 15,000 fans in attendance and the millions watching on television. Federer remarked that he just kept believing he could pull it off and capture his eighth Wimbledon title, but in the end was disappointed that he fell just short.

Federer nailed 29 aces during the battle with four of them coming in one game. He also came up with 75 winners and had a total of 180 points, which was just six fewer than the 27-year-old Djokovic finished the afternoon with. Djokovic and Federer went toe-to-toe and displayed some amazing athleticism throughout the three hour and 56 minute marathon. Djokovic claimed this was the best grand slam final he’s ever been involved in when it comes to the quality of play.

Federer looked like a beaten man in the fourth set when he was down 5-2. However, he stormed back and with a little help from the Hawkeye system it appeared he may be able to carry the momentum and turn things around for good considering Djokovic was deflated and shocked at this point. Djokovic dug his heels in though and simply refused to be beaten. Two games later he was crowned the 2014 Wimbledon men’s single champion and had regained the number one ranking in the world. He then celebrated the win by dropping to his knees and eating a couple of blades of grass, calling it the greatest meal of his life.