Wimbledon 2015: Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer for third title
Despite losing a classic tiebreak, Djokovic beat Roger Federer in Sunday's final for the second straight year -- this time it was 7-6 (7-1) 6-7 (10) 6-4 6-3 -- to give the world No. 1 a third title at the All England Club and ninth grand slam overall. His trophy haul at tennis' most famous postcode of SW19 matches one of his coaches, Boris Becker.
Whereas Becker served-and-volleyed his way to glory in the 1980s, Djokovic bamboozles opponents in southwest London with an aggressive baseline game, defense and timely serving. He hit 46 winners and made 16 unforced errors, compared to Federer's 58 winners and 35 unforced errors.
Federer was, for the second consecutive season, deprived of becoming the first man to win eight Wimbledon titles and its oldest men's champion in the Open Era. An 18th grand slam title will have to wait.