In a nearly five hour match, Novak Djokovic proved why he is World No. 1. The match indeed broke records. And clearly would go down the history for the mere experience it gave the audience apart from being the longest one. Well, that was bound to happen as two of the best tennis players faced each other in the finals at Wimbledon.
While there were many hopes from Roger Federer, Novak bagged his fifth Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer went after the title for four hours and 57 mins. And thus, this began the longest match in the history on men’s singles at Wimbledon.
In fact, it could have gone even longer. Thanks to the new rule that brings into action a tie-breaker if both player score 12-12 in the final set.
The whole match was on the toes. While Novak Djokovic won the first set, Roger Federer won the second. And later, Djokovic won the third, Federer the fourth. In the final fifth set, the 12-12 score led to a tie-breaker. Which was only broken by Djokovic 7-3.
Novak Djokovic has won the Wimbledon title for the fifth time as he defended his 2018 title.
Eating grass – Snack Time!
Djokovic made it a tradition to eat grass from court after his win against Rafael Nadal in 2011. And so he did this time too.