This marked the first year Wimbledon instituted a fifth-set tiebreak at 12-12, making this final the first in Wimbledon history to be decided on a tiebreak.
Djokovic is the first man in 71 years to win the title from match points down.
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"Unfortunately one player has to lose and we both had our chances. It is quite unreal to be two match points down to come back and odd to play a tie-break at 12-12".
Tennis bad-boy Nick Kyrgios has pleaded for Roger Federer to win the Wimbledon men's singles final as he continues his feud with world No 1 Novak Djokovic.
It took 68 games, 421 points and three tie-breakers, but Djokovic is the 2019 Wimbledon champion.
He has ruled grass courts since the early 2000s; he has won Wimbledon eight times dating to 2003, and this was his record 12th appearance in the title match. "It was long and it had everything".
Federer was right there with Djokovic for three minutes shy of five hours, neck and neck with one of the greatest athletes on the planet at the peak of his powers.
"And Roger says he hopes he can inspire others to believe they can do it at 32".
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The Serb, however, produced a series of clinical displays before overcoming his old foe Federer in a titanic five-set battle to collect his 16th Grand Slam title.
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But the top seed escaped from a tricky opener with the lead, reaching a tie-break where Federer's sloppiness gifted him four straight points. Any time two of the Big 3 face off in a final, the match does not exist in a vacuum.
Djokovic hit just two winners in the second set, compared to 14 in the first. Still, even though Federer did get broken in that set, he won it to send this match to a fifth.
Djokovic has done this to him before. It was Federer who played better in the crucial first set, yet he lost it.
He wound up with 218 points to Djokovic's 204.
Fortunately for Federer, he was able to hold his nerves and serve out the match. "From that standpoint I can go into the match very confident".
Federer, as I said could happen in my semi final preview, raised his level quite a few notches from previous rounds against Rafael Nadal to take down the Spaniard and move through to a 12 Wimbledon singles final.
In the tiebreaker, Djokovic jumped out to a 5-1 lead and clinched the set when Federer netted a forehand. Federer finished with 25 aces and 94 winners to Djokovic 10 aces and 54 winners.