TENNIS

2019 : Djokovic Beats Federer In Longest Ever Final

Novak Djokovic saved two match points to clinch a fifth Wimbledon Tennis title and 16th major, shattering Roger Federer's bid to become the oldest Grand Slam Champion in the longest final ever played at the Tournament.

Despite being outplayed by the 37-year-old Swiss for large parts of the knife-edge encounter, the World Number One triumphed 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6 and 13-12.

At 4 hours and 57 minutes, it was the longest Wimbledon Final ever played and settled by a Final set Tiebreak for the first time.

Djokovic is the first man in 71 years to win the title from match points down.

He is now level with Bjorn Borg as a five-time Wimbledon Winner.

Djokovic is just four grand slam titles shy of the all-time record held by Federer who is more than five years older.