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Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in epic five-set match to win Wimbledon men’s title

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Novak Djokovic defended his Wimbledon title Sunday, defeating one of the game’s greatest players, Roger Federer, in an epic five-set match that was the longest final ever in history at the All England Club.

Djokovic, looked stunned after Federer shanked a forehand on the last point, sending the ball skyward.

The sets were 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6 and 13-12 (3). The final lasted nearly five hours, longer than any other Wimbledon final.

“Unfortunately in these kinds of matches,” Djokovic said, “one of the players has to lose.” It was his fifth Wimbledon title.

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