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Novak Djokovic wins 2015 Wimbledon men's title

Novak Djokovic took down Roger Federer in the finals at Wimbledon, beating him in four sets.

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Novak Djokovic is the 2015 Wimbledon champion, besting Roger Federer in the finals on Sunday, 7-6(1), 6-7(10), 6-4, 6-3.

With the win, Djokovic earned his third title at Wimbledon, having won it in 2011 and 2014. It's his ninth Grand Slam title overall, and his second of the year after winning the Australian Open as well. He's also improved his head-to-head record against Federer, and they now sit at 20-20 overall. He also leads Federer 7-6 in Grand Slam matches at this stage.

Djokovic will head into the U.S. Open with a lot of hype and a lot of confidence, having not won it since 2011. He still hasn't won the French Open, making it to three finals, including the final this year where he lost to Stan Wawrinka. But that doesn't cheapen how good this win is for him, especially given how well Federer played throughout the tournament.

The first set was fantastic, with Federer setting the tone with a brilliant service game to start. They got to 3-2 when Federer had a triple break point attempt, which was successful, giving him a 4-2 lead. But Djokovic fought right back to break Federer in the next game to get back on serve. Eventually, Federer had a a couple set point attempts when Djokovic was serving down a game at 6-5.

That set wound up going to tiebreak though, as Djokovic fought off multiple set points. The tiebreak wasn't nearly as close as the rest of the set was though, and Djokovic took it without issue.

In the second set, both players held serve until Djokovic was serving at 2-2, when Federer threatened his first break of the set. That game went to deuce multiple times, but Djokovic eventually held to stay on serve. Djokovic then had a break and set point opportunity when Federer served at 4-5. Federer fought that off to stay on serve, and actually threatened a break of Djokovic in the next game.

Unfortunately for Federer, his shot placement wasn't quite where it was in the semifinals, and he made things a lot harder than they needed to be. He missed a long backhand that seemed well within his abilities to make, and Djokovic wound up holding after multiple resets back to deuce. The second set went to a tiebreak like the first.

And like the first set, Djokovic dominated the tiebreak for the most part. He had four set point attempts, but Federer fought them all off to get to 6-6 in the tiebreak. They went back and forth until Federer finally set up a pair of good points to take the tiebreak at 12-10.

In the third set, Federer missed a for-sure forehand on his service game, and it cost him the game as Djokovic had a break point opportunity. Federer seemed to be playing better at that stage, but he still found himself down in the set. Then there was a rain delay, though a short one, and when they came back Djokovic held serve without issue to go up 4-2. That set didn't get any better for Federer from there, as they both held until Djokovic took it at 6-4.

Federer looked off in the fourth set, he missed more shots and went down a break early on to Djokovic. Serving at 2-4, Federer was almost broken again but he powered through it to fight off two break points. Federer didn't look bad by any means, but he wasn't close to threatening Djokovic in the fourth set. It wound up being the final set as well, as Djokovic broke Federer again to win it, 6-3.