Novak Djokovic Wins Men's Wimbledon Final

Novak Djokovic Wins Men's Wimbledon Final

Two of the greatest tennis players to set foot on Centre Court will battle for the 2019 Wimbledon men's singles title, as Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer get set to face off in a final match-up that is nearly too close to call.

Still, it'll take that and more to get past the No. 1-seeded Djokovic, who is up to his usual body-bending, grind-it-out excellence at the baseline, even winning a 45-stroke point while eliminating Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the semifinals.

Fortunately for Federer, he was able to hold his nerves and serve out the match.

Rather than seize the initiative by kicking on in the second, though, Djokovic swiftly fell two breaks behind, an awkward slip to concede the first break point setting the tone. Rafael Nadal has 18. The first one was a five-set marathon, while the other ended in four sets.

It will be the 13th time in 17 years that the Wimbledon champion is either Federer or Djokovic.

This is the first year Wimbledon is using deciding-set tiebreakers, and only when the score reaches 12-12. Stick with CBS Sports for live updates through out the 2019 Wimbledon Gentlemens' singles final, and for postmatch thoughts and analysis.

The Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer Wimbledon 2019 Final will be played on July 14 at Centre Court of All England Club in London.

But Djokovic repelled them with some stunning forehands and went on to win 5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5. Federer and Djokovic will meet in the men's final at the All England Club for the third time. However, he held at love on his second opportunity.

Novak Djokovic thumps his chest after winning the Wimbledon crown.

Nadal is only two adrift and showing no sign of letting his iron grip on the French Open slip, while Djokovic has been open about the fact he is playing for history.

The over under is set at 41.5 games, which would average out to four sets of 6-4 tennis.

A diving volley victor at 5-5 and 15-30 prevented Federer establishing two break points, while having let the Swiss take an 8-7 lead with an opportunity to serve for the match, he immediately broke back.

Djokovic said on the court after being awarded the trophy. He has now won nine of his last 11 clashes against Federer and three of their four Wimbledon meetings.

Federer was sublime in beating Rafa Nadal in Friday's semi-final, whereas Djokovic was not tested almost so much against Roberto Bautista Agut.

It took 68 games, 421 points and three tie-breakers, but Djokovic is the 2019 Wimbledon champion.

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