Live Commentary: Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer - as it happened

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning his Gentlemen's Singles semi-final match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria on day eleven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 4, 2014
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Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the 2014 Men's Wimbledon final as Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in five sets to claim the trophy.

The 2014 Men's Wimbledon final pitted world number two Novak Djokovic against seven-time champion Roger Federer.

Federer came through the first set tie-break, but then lost the next two sets as Djokovic took control of the match.

Federer responded to take the clash into a fifth, but Djokovic came through 6-4 to pick up his second Wimbledon crown.

As a result, Djokovic has surpassed Rafael Nadal as world number one.

Read how it all unfolded in Sports Mole's game-by-game coverage of the action below.


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1.31pmHello all! Sports Mole's 2014 Wimbledon coverage draws to a close this afternoon as Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer meet in the Men's final. Defending champion Andy Murray and world number one Rafael Nadal both failed to find their best form in London, but Djokovic and Federer have both been impressive.

1.34pmAs mentioned, Djokovic is chasing his second Wimbledon title and his seventh Grand Slam this afternoon. The Serbian also made the final last year, but was beaten by Andy Murray. Should Djokovic beat Federer in this match, the Serbian would also return to world number one ahead of Spaniard and great rival Rafael Nadal.

1.37pmFederer, however, who claimed his last crown in 2012, is currently tied on seven Wimbledon titles with American Pete Sampras and Briton William Renshaw. Should the Swiss triumph this afternoon, he would be seen as the most successful male tennis player to ever grace Wimbledon. Who would argue against that?

1.40pmShould Federer overcome Djokovic, he would also become the oldest man to win Wimbledon in the Open era. What's more, the 32-year-old would become only the fifth man to win a second Grand Slam title in his 30s. An 18th Slam would also further extend Federer's lead over Nadal – who has already won 14 Grand Slams.



1.43pmAs mentioned, the two players have met on 34 occasions, with Federer winning 18 times to Djokovic's 14. The last time the pair met was in Monte Carlo earlier this year, when Federer recorded a comfortable 7-5 6-2 win. The last time the two players met on grass, meanwhile, was in the semi-finals of Wimbledon in 2012, when Federer came through in four sets.

1.46pmIncredibly, that clash at Wimbledon in 2012 is the only time that the two players have ever met on grass. While Djokovic has dominated the Australian Open in recent years – winning the tournament on four occasions since 2008 – the Serbian has picked up the Wimbledon crown just once. That said, he has made at least the semi-final stage of this particular competition every year since 2010.

1.49pmFederer's overall record at Wimbledon is quite extraordinary. The Swiss has won 73 of his 81 matches - a win percentage of just under 90%. In terms of his route to the final, Federer breezed past Paolo Lorenzi and Gilles Muller in the early rounds to set up a clash with Santiago Giraldo in round three.

1.51pmAgain it was comfortable for Federer, who then moved past Spaniard Tommy Robredo before beating fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-finals. Milos Raonic waited in the semi-finals, but Federer again advanced in three sets to set up a final with Djokovic. The Swiss has been very impressive.

1.54pmDjokovic, meanwhile, saw off Andrey Golubev, Radek Stepanek and Gilles Simon before meeting crowd favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in round four. Again it proved to be comfortable for Djokovic, who advanced in three sets before beating Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals.

1.57pmMurray's conqueror Grigor Dimitrov waited in the semi-finals, but despite a slight wobble, Djokovic came through in four sets to secure yet another Grand Slam final appearance. Djokovic has spent 15 hours on court in this summer's competition, in contrast to Federer, who has been on the court just 10 hours. Wawrinka is also the only player to have taken a set off Federer at this year's Championships, which is an indication of the task facing Djokovic this afternoon.

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2.02pmHere we go then. Both players join us on Centre Court. It is a clash between two supreme athletes. My prediction is Federer in five sets. We could be in for a long one!


2.06pmBoth players are knocking up ahead of the start of this match, which is expected in the next five minutes. The roof is open, but there are a few clouds overhead. Rain, stay away!

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2.10pmHere we go then. The umpire calls time and the 2014 Men's Wimbledon final is ready to start. Let's hope for a cracker...

Djokovic 1-0 *FedererThe first point goes the way of Djokovic as Federer hits a forehand into the net, before the Swiss fires long for 30-0. Federer is on the board in the next point, however, after producing a wonderful volley at the net. Federer then fires long to hand Djokovic 40-15, before the Serb holds with a fine backhand.

Djokovic* 1-1 FedererFederer claims the first point of the second game when Djokovic fails to return a powerful serve, before the Serbian fires a running forehand wide for 30-0. Federer has the chance to make it 40-0 after coming to the net, but Djokovic fires one past the Swiss for 30-15. A stunning rally then allows Djokovic to move level at 30-30 when he drops one short. Federer responds in the next point, but Djokovic levels it at deuce following a fine return. Another wide serve allows Federer to gain advantage and he then secures the hold with a powerful serve.

Djokovic 2-1 *FedererFederer hits both of Djokovic's first two serves into the net for 30-0, before the Swiss fires long for 40-0. Djokovic secures the comfortable hold when Federer nets once more.

Djokovic* 2-2 FedererAnother brilliant forehand from Djokovic moves the Serbian 0-15 ahead, but the world number two then hits the net for 15-15. Djokovic again nets in the next point as Federer moves onto 30-15, before Federer produces a brilliant volley for 40-15. The Swiss holds when Djokovic fires a backhand just long.

Djokovic 3-2 *FedererA powerful serve from Djokovic moves the Serbian 15-0 ahead in the fifth game of the first set, before the first ace of the match increases the score to 30-0. A stunning forehand then moves Djokovic 40-0 ahead and the world number two holds once more with a powerful forehand past Federer.

Djokovic* 3-3 FedererDjokovic nets in the first point for 15-0, before Federer then double-faults to leave the score level at 15-15. The Swiss recovers to produce a powerful serve for 30-15, however, before moving 40-15 ahead when Djokovic nets. Djokovic responds in the next point, however, with a wonderful return past his opponent. Federer manages to secure the hold when Djokovic fires a second serve into the net. Nothing separating these two.

Djokovic 4-3 *FedererDjokovic's second ace of the match moves the Serbian 15-0 ahead, before he whips a forehand past Federer for 30-0. Djokovic then moves 40-0 ahead when Federer places a forehand long, but the world number two then produces a double-fault for 40-15. The hold is safe, however, when Federer fires long.

Djokovic* 4-4 FedererNew balls are called for and Federer claims the first point on serve by whipping a forehand past Djokovic, before producing an ace for 30-0. Federer then moves into the net, but Djokovic fires a backhand past the Swiss for 30-15. Federer has 40-15 after coming to the net on the next point, but then slices one wide for 40-30. Djokovic levels it at deuce in the next point when Federer hits a forehand long. Advantage goes Federer's way following a brilliant serve and the Swiss secures the hold with a quite stunning forehand.

Djokovic 5-4 *FedererFederer moves 0-15 ahead when Djokovic fires a forehand long, but Federer then hits the net for 15-15 following an incredible rally. Djokovic has the chance to move ahead after coming to the net in the next point, but he puts a forehand long to hand Federer 15-30. Djokovic responds with an ace, however, before producing another brilliant serve for 40-30. Djokovic secures the hold with his second ace of the game.

Djokovic* 5-5 FedererDjokovic moves 0-15 ahead when Federer drops a forehand just wide, but Djokovic then puts his forehand past the baseline for 15-15. A stunning volley from Djokovic moves the Serbian 15-30 ahead, but Djokovic then hits the net for 30-30. Djokovic again nets in the next point following a wonderful exchange between the pair - leaving Federer 40-30 ahead. Deuce arrives, however, when Federer puts a volley wide, before the Swiss claims advantage after producing a volley at the net. Federer then secures the hold when Djokovic nets.

Djokovic 6-5 *FedererDjokovic moves 15-0 ahead when Federer puts a forehand wide of the baseline, but Djokovic nets in the next point for 15-15. Federer hits a forehand long in the next point for 30-15, but Djokovic then follows suit for 30-30. A powerful serve forces Federer to hit the next point long, but once more Federer responds down the line for deuce. Djokovic gains advantage with a powerful forehand, before holding when Federer fails to return another forehand.

Djokovic 6-6 Federer (TIE-BREAK)Federer opens with a powerful serve for 15-0, before Djokovic hits the net to hand Federer 30-0. Djokovic responds with a brilliant return for 30-15, but a brilliant drop-shot from Federer makes it 40-15. Federer then fires long for 40-30, but holds when Djokovic nets. We head for a tie-break.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 0-1 FedererFederer moves 1-0 ahead when Djokovic drops a forehand just long.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 0-2 FedererThe Swiss has 2-0 when Djokovic hits a forehand just wide following a long exchange.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 0-3 FedererAn ace moves Federer 3-0 ahead.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 1-3 FedererDjokovic moves onto the board with a brilliant forehand following a powerful serve.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 2-3 FedererDjokovic again comes to the net to whip a forehand past Federer for his second point of the tie-break.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 2-4 FedererFederer leads 4-2 in the breaker when Djokovic hits a routine forehand into the net.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 3-4 FedererFederer slices a backhand just wide as Djokovic moves one point behind at 3-4.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 4-4 FedererFederer drops another backhand wide for 4-4.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 5-4 FedererDjokovic leads in the breaker as Federer puts a backhand wide once more.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 5-5 FedererAnother sensational exchange between the players sees Djokovic drop a lob just long for 5-5.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 6-5 FedererDjokovic sets up set point as Federer hits the net following a brilliant Djokovic return.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 6-6 FedererWe are all level here as Djokovic hits a forehand wide for 6-6.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 7-6 FedererDjokovic regains the lead when Federer hits the Serbian's second serve into the net.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 7-7 FedererAnother ace from Federer levels the score at 7-7.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 7-8 FedererFederer hits another stunning ace for 8-7. Set point Federer.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 7-9 FedererSET! Djokovic hits the net and Federer wins the first set on a tie-break.

3.03pmDjokovic 6-7 Federer: So there we have it. Federer claims the first set 7-6. What a set of tennis that was. Incredible standard between these two.

Djokovic* 6-7 0-1 FedererFederer kicks off the second set with another ace for 15-0, before Djokovic fires a forehand long for 30-0. Djokovic then hits a forehand past the Swiss for 30-15, before producing a wonderful lob for 30-30. The Serbian then sets up break point when Federer misses a forehand at the net, but fires his next shot long for deuce. Another wonderful backhand from Djokovic hands the Serbian advantage, but his forehand hits the net and drops out for deuce two. Djokovic hits the deck in the next point as Federer moves onto advantage, but once more Djokovic responds for deuce three. Eventually Federer manages to hold following a brilliant forehand.

Djokovic 6-7 1-1 *FedererDjokovic moves 15-0 ahead when Federer nets, but the Serbian then hits a forehand long for 15-15. A powerful serve allows Djokovic to regain the lead in the next point, before following suit for 40-15. Djokovic secures the hold with his third sensational serve in the space of 30 seconds.

Djokovic* 6-7 2-1 FedererBREAK! Djokovic has called for the trainer and will be seen in the next couple of minutes. Meanwhile, Federer moves 15-0 ahead when Djokovic hits a forehand wide. Federer then follows suit in the next point for 15-15, before the Swiss moves onto 30-15 with another ace. Eventually Djokovic sets up advantage when Federer double-faults and the Serbian takes it with a brilliant passing forehand for the first break of the match.

3.20pmThe trainer is indeed called for and Djokovic is currently undergoing treatment. He did not look in too much trouble when breaking in that last game!

Djokovic 6-7 3-1 *FedererDjokovic moves 15-0 ahead when Federer slips before hitting the net, before Djokovic whips a forehand past his opponent for 30-0. Djokovic then pulls out another ace for 40-0, but Federer moves onto the board with a passing forehand. Djokovic then hits the net twice in quick succession for deuce. Federer follows suit in the next point to hand Djokovic advantage, but then fires long for deuce two. The pair exchange points once more, but eventually Djokovic holds with a fine forehand.

Djokovic* 6-7 3-2 FedererQuick hold for Federer as the Swiss moves onto 40-15, before Djokovic hits one long to hand Federer the game. Djokovic remains a break ahead in the second set, but one set down.

Djokovic 6-7 4-2 *FedererDjokovic loses his first point on serve, but recovers with a fine forehand for 15-15. Djokovic has 30-15 in the next point when Federer hits a forehand long. Federer again hits one long for 40-15, before hitting the net as Djokovic holds yet again in the second set.

Djokovic* 6-7 4-3 FedererFederer loses the first point on serve, but takes the next two to move 30-15 ahead. Djokovic responds with a passing forehand, however, to leave the score at 30-30 on the Federer serve. Another powerful serve moves Federer 40-30 ahead and the Swiss holds with an ace.

Djokovic 6-7 5-3 *FedererTwo quick-fire points move Djokovic 30-0 ahead, but Djokovic slips before hitting the net in the next point for 30-15. Djokovic moves 40-15 ahead when Federer hits the net, before Djokovic holds when Federer slices a serve wide of the baseline.

Djokovic* 6-7 5-4 FedererConfident start from Federer as he moves 15-0 ahead with an ace, before Djokovic hits one long for 30-0. The next point brings 40-0 as Djokovic nets once more, before Federer holds with another ace.

SET! Djokovic 6-7 6-4 FedererSET! Djokovic moves 15-0 ahead when Federer hits a forehand just wide, but Djokovic then hits the net for 15-15. Federer follows suit in the next point for 30-15, before Djokovic hits another one wide for 30-30. Djokovic then hits another forehand wide of the line to hand Federer break point, but the Serbian recovers with a strong forehand for deuce. Another ace hands Djokovic set point and the world number two takes it with a powerful volley.

3.46pmSo there we have it. Just over one hour and 30 minutes played and the two players are level at one-set-all. It has been quite stunning thus far, but Djokovic now has the momentum.

Djokovic* 6-7 6-4 0-1 FedererStrong start from Federer as the Swiss moves 15-0 ahead and then quickly onto 30-0 with another powerful serve. The next point brings 40-0, but Djokovic does get on the board when Federer puts a forehand just wide. Djokovic gains his second point of the game when Federer fails to return a backhand, but the Swiss manages to hold with a powerful serve.

Djokovic 6-7 6-4 1-1 *FedererDjokovic moves 15-0 ahead when Federer fires a forehand just wide, before another ace moves Djokovic onto 30-0. Quickly 40-0 arrives when Federer fails to return a powerful forehand, but Federer is on the board with a brilliant backhand. Djokovic manages to hold, however, with a fine passing backhand.

Djokovic* 6-7 6-4 1-2 FedererFederer takes the first point when Djokovic miss-hits a forehand, before a powerful serve allows Federer to move onto 30-0. Another incredible serve moves the Swiss 40-0 ahead, before Djokovic fires long as Federer holds once more.

Djokovic 6-7 6-4 2-2 *FedererA pulsating rally ends with Federer claiming the first point on the Djokovic serve, but Djokovic responds with a powerful serve for 15-15. Federer then hits a forehand long of the baseline for 30-15, before following suit in the next point for 40-15. Djokovic secures the hold with a powerful smash.

Djokovic* 6-7 6-4 2-3 FedererFederer hits his 11th ace of the match to move 15-0 ahead, before coming into the net to move onto 30-0. Djokovic then nets for 40-0, before Federer holds with his second ace of the game and 12th overall.

Djokovic 6-7 6-4 3-3 *FedererAnother wonderful exchange sees Federer claim the first point of the game when Djokovic hits a backhand just wide, but Federer then fires one long for 15-15. An ace for Djokovic moves the Serbian 30-15 ahead, but Djokovic then nets as the score reaches 30-30. A brilliant serve from Djokovic forces Federer to hit long in the next point and the Serbian holds when Federer hits long once more. All level in the third set here.

Djokovic* 6-7 6-4 3-4 FedererBrilliant from Federer as the world number four comes to the net to move 15-0 ahead with an overhead volley, before moving onto 30-0 when Djokovic hits the net. Federer's 12th ace of the match brings 40-0, but a running forehand from Djokovic moves the Serbian onto the board. Federer holds, however, with a fine volley at the net.

Djokovic 6-7 6-4 4-4 *FedererAgain it is stunning from Djokovic as he whips a forehand onto the line for 15-0, before Federer nets as the Serbian moves 30-0 ahead. Another comfortable forehand - following a powerful serve - brings 40-0 and Djokovic holds when Federer slices one high into the air.

Djokovic* 6-7 6-4 4-5 FedererFederer hits four aces in a row to hold. Not much more to say about that!

Djokovic 6-7 6-4 5-5 *FedererDjokovic moves 15-0 ahead when Federer plants a volley just wide, before the Serbian hits a stunning forehand pass to move 30-0 ahead. Djokovic then hits another pass - his 11th of the match - but then hits a volley just long for 40-15. Djokovic manages to hold, however, when Federer drops a forehand just long.

Djokovic* 6-7 6-4 5-6 FedererFederer hits his fifth ace in a row for 15-0, before whipping a forehand past Djokovic for 30-0. Djokovic responds with a forehand of his own for 30-15, but then hits the net to hand Federer 40-15. Federer then double-faults for 40-30, before Djokovic hits a forehand onto the line after challenging a Federer ace - which had been called in. Federer then hits the net to hand Djokovic advantage, but Federer answers straight back with a wonderful serve for deuce two. Federer then hits one long to hand Djokovic a second break point, but yet again, responds with a powerful serve. Federer's 19th ace sets up advantage for Federer, before producing a 20th to hold.

Djokovic 6-7 6-4 6-6 Federer (TIE-BREAK)Perfect start from Djokovic as the Serbian comes short before sending a forehand past Federer for 15-0, before coming to the net in the next point to move onto 30-0. Federer then nets for 40-0, but gets on the board in the next point when Djokovic hits one long. Djokovic does level it at 6-6, however, after Federer hits one long.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 0-1 FedererAnother ace moves Federer 1-0 ahead in the breaker.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 1-1 FedererDjokovic responds with an equally-impressive serve for 1-1.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 2-1 FedererAnother sensational serve moves Djokovic 2-1 ahead.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 2-2 FedererThe high standard of serving continues as Djokovic fails to return for 2-2.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 3-2 FedererDjokovic edges ahead after hitting a backhand past Federer, who had come into the net. Big moment here.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 4-2 FedererFederer hits a Djokovic second serve long of the baseline to hand the Serbian a 4-2 lead.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 4-3 FedererFederer is handed the point in controversial circumstances as he challenges a forehand, which had just dropped onto the line. Djokovic is not happy here.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 5-3 FedererDjokovic leads 5-3 as Federer hits a forehand just wide.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 5-4 FedererPowerful serving from Federer once more as he moves 5-4 behind.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 6-4 FedererStunning from Djokovic as he whips a forehand past Federer to lead 6-4.

TIE-BREAK Djokovic 7-4 FedererSET! Djokovic claims the third set in the breaker as Federer slices one just wide.

4.35pmSo there we have it. Djokovic comes through the breaker to lead 2-1 on sets. Stunning tennis from both players once more. Can Federer recover from that blow?

4.36pmDjokovic 6-7 6-4 7-6 Federer

Djokovic 6-7 6-4 7-6 1-0 *FedererDjokovic moves 15-0 ahead as Federer hits a forehand just wide, before following suit in the next point for 30-0. Federer hits another one long for 40-0 and Djokovic secures the hold with a powerful serve.

Djokovic* 6-7 6-4 7-6 1-1 FedererAnother ace from Federer moves the Swiss 15-0 ahead, before a wonderful drop-shot at the net moves Federer 30-0 ahead. Djokovic responds, however, with a quite stunning back hand down the line. Federer hits yet another ace for 40-15 in the next point, before holding with a serve that Djokovic fails to return.

Djokovic 6-7 6-4 7-6 2-1 *FedererFederer just misses a backhand pass as Djokovic moves 15-0 ahead, before the Swiss nets to hand Djokovic 30-0. A stunning return from Federer gets the world number four on the board in the next point, but Djokovic hits another ace for 40-15. The Serbian secures the hold when Federer hits the net from close range.

Djokovic* 6-7 6-4 7-6 3-1 FedererBREAK! Double-fault from Federer as Djokovic moves 0-15 ahead, before the Swiss fires one long for 0-30. Federer then slices wide to hand Djokovic three break points at a crucial time in the match. Federer saves the first as Djokovic hits wide, before producing a stunning volley for 30-40. Djokovic then hits another one wide as Federer saves all three break points. Djokovic gains advantage after placing a forehand past the Swiss and secures the break when Federer hits another forehand long.

Djokovic 6-7 6-4 7-6 3-2 *FedererBREAK! Strong start from Federer as Djokovic slices high and wide for 0-15, before Djokovic hits one long to hand Federer 0-30. Djokovic answers back with a sublime serve for 15-30, but Federer comes to the net once more to fire a volley past the Serbian for 15-40. Federer breaks straight back with a stunning pass. This is not over!

Djokovic* 6-7 6-4 7-6 4-2 FedererBREAK! Federer moves 15-0 ahead when Djokovic drops a forehand just long, but the Swiss then hits the net for 15-15. Federer answers straight back with a volley for 30-15, but Djokovic then hits a wonderful backhand pass for 30-30. Federer then hits a forehand just long to hand Djokovic break point and the Serbian takes it when Federer nets. WOW.

Djokovic 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-2 *FedererBeautiful tennis from both players, but Djokovic moves 15-0 ahead when Federer places one just wide following 21 strokes. Djokovic then hits the net, however, to leave the score level at 15-15. Federer again comes to the net in the next point before firing a volley past his Serbian opponent to move 15-30 ahead, but then hits the net for 30-30. Djokovic comes to the net on the next point to move 40-30 ahead and eventually secures the hold with a brilliant serve.

Djokovic* 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-3 FedererStrong start from Federer as the Swiss whips a forehand past Djokovic for 15-0, before Djokovic fires wide to hand Federer 30-0. Another beautiful forehand moves Federer 40-0 ahead, but the Swiss then slices one just long. Federer manages to hold when Djokovic fails to return yet another powerful serve.

Djokovic 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-4 *FedererBREAK! Djokovic hits a fairly routine forehand just long to hand Federer 0-15, before hitting the net to hand Federer 0-30. A whipped forehand moves Djokovic onto the board in the next point, before Federer nets for 30-30 to leave Djokovic two points from the title. Federer takes the next point when Djokovic hits a backhand just wide, before the Swiss breaks when Djokovic hits the deck. Incredible, just incredible.

Djokovic* 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-5 FedererBrilliant from Djokovic as the Serbian whips a forehand past Federer to move 0-15 ahead, but Djokovic hits one long in the next point to leave the score level at 15-15. Novak then drops another one just wide to hand Federer 30-15, but the Swiss double-faults for 30-30. Federer hits the net in the next point to hand Djokovic match point, but responds with another ace for deuce. Federer hits another ace to move onto advantage, but then hits the net for deuce two. Another stunning ace - followed by a forehand - allows Federer to regain the advantage and he holds when Djokovic nets.

Djokovic 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-6 *FedererBREAK! Djokovic hits a forehand just long to hand Federer 0-15, before Novak double-faults to hand Federer 0-30. Federer has 0-40 then Djokovic hits another routine forehand long of the baseline, but Djokovic moves onto the board following a powerful second serve. Another brilliant serve moves the score to 30-40, but Federer breaks once more when Novak fires long.

SET! Djokovic 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-7 FedererSET! Djokovic takes the first point as Federer hits the net from close range, but Djokovic then follows suit for 15-15. Another ace - his 26th of the match - moves Federer onto 30-15, before Djokovic clips one wide to hand Federer set point. The Swiss takes it to send this match into a fifth set. Five games in a row for Rog!

5.26pmIncredible, just incredible. Djokovic looked on course to claim his second Wimbledon crown, but Federer was not interested. He was not interested in dancing to Novak's tune and just did not know when to quit. We are heading into a fifth here and I cannot wait.

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Djokovic 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-7 1-0 *FedererPerfect start from Novak as he produces his eighth ace of the match to move 15-0 ahead, before Federer hits one wide for 30-0. Federer is on the board in the next point, but Djokovic then produces a brilliant volley for 40-15. Djokovic secures the hold when Federer places a volley just long of the baseline.

Djokovic* 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-7 1-1 FedererFederer moves 15-0 ahead with a routine forehand, before finding another ace for 30-0. The Swiss then comes to the net for 40-0, before finding another ace to hold.

Djokovic 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-7 2-1 *FedererTwo quick-fire points for Novak move the Swiss 30-0 ahead, but he then places a backhand just wide for 30-15. The pair then exchange points for 40-30, but Djokovic holds with another ace.

5.38pmDjokovic calls for a medical timeout to receive some treatment. It appears that his knee is causing some problems. However, it does not look too serious.

Djokovic* 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-7 2-2 FedererDjokovic fires long in the opening point to hand Federer a 15-0 lead, before hitting another powerful serve for 30-0. A brilliant forehand extends the score to 40-0 and Roger holds when Novak fires long once more.

Djokovic 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-7 3-2 *FedererFederer moves 0-15 ahead when Djokovic hits the net in the first point, but Federer then follows suit in the second for 15-15. Federer then drops a forehand long to hand Novak 30-15, before the Serbian comes to the net to move 40-15 ahead following a 23-stoke rally. Djokovic secures the hold with an ace.

Djokovic* 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-7 3-3 FedererFederer moves 15-0 ahead when Djokovic hits a forehand long, before coming to the net to claim a 30-0 lead. Djokovic then hits the net for 40-0 and Roger holds with yet another ace.

Djokovic 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-7 4-3 *FedererDjokovic starts with an ace of his own for 15-0, but then double-faults for 15-15. Djokovic then hits a backhand past the advancing Federer, but Roger again comes to the net in the next point to volley past his Serbian opponent. Djokovic then hits the net to hand Federer break point, but the Swiss hits the net in the next point for deuce. Djokovic gains advantage when Federer fires long, but Novak then follows suit for deuce two. Eventually Djokovic holds when Federer fails to return two powerful serves.

Djokovic* 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-7 4-4 FedererDjokovic has 0-15 when Federer slices one long of the baseline, but Federer answers straight back with a stunning backhand. Federer then hits the net, however, to hand Novak 15-30, before clipping a volley just long to hand Djokovic two break points. Roger saves the first of them when Djokovic kisses the top of the net, before saving the second with a brilliant forehand for deuce. Djokovic then hits another pass to gain advantage, but Roger is straight back after coming to the net. Federer gains advantage with another whipped forehand, but once more, Djokovic is back at him with a forehand of his own for deuce three. Eventually Federer does hold when Djokovic hits the net before firing wide.

Djokovic 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-7 5-4 *FedererFederer gains 0-15 when Djokovic - who had challenged the forehand from Federer - hits the net, but Djokovic levels it at 15-15 with his 13th ace of the match. Federer then comes to the net, but fails to execute his volley to hand Djokovic 30-15. Federer then hits the net to hand Novak 40-15 and the Serbian holds when Federer fires long.

Djokovic 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-7 6-4 FedererGAME, SET AND MATCH! Wonderful from Djokovic as the Serbian produces a stunning return before forcing Federer to hit the net for 0-15, before the Swiss slices a backhand to hand Novak 0-30. Djokovic then hits a forehand just wide for 15-30, but Federer then hits one long to hand Djokovic two match points. Federer can only find the net and Djokovic wins the trophy. Incredible!

6.10pmGood grief what an afternoon of tennis. Djokovic comes through in five sets to win his second Wimbledon title. What an incredible five-set match between these two legends of the game.

6.13pmFederer sits on his chair, despondent, but he can only be proud of his performance. He was just stunning. His wait for an eighth Wimbledon title must wait until at least 2015, but he has shown that he is still at the top level. The trophy presentation and speeches will soon take place. Stay with us...

6.16pmFederer lifts the trophy above his head and the crowd go wild here. He is a serious hero in these parts. Djokovic follows and gains an equally warm reception. He is glowing and that is no surprise.

6.18pm"It was a great final. I cannot believe I made it to five. I hoped it would be enough. Playing Novak is always tough, I can only say congratulations to him and he deserves it. I enjoyed myself a lot, thanks very much and see you next year," said Federer, who has just addressed the crowd on Centre Court.

6.20pm"First of all, I want to congratulate Roger, it was a great match. He is a great champion and a role model for many kids. Thank you for letting me win today," Novak jokes when speaking about Federer.

6.21pm"After dropping the fourth set, it was not easy to regroup and find the necessary energy to win the fifth, but somehow I managed to do it. This is the tournament I always dreamed of winning and the most valuable... to be able to compete at this level is a dream. I would like to dedicate it to my future wife and our future baby. I am going to become a father soon so I am still preparing for that. I would like to dedicate it to all my family and team, who have sacrificed a lot for me. I would also like to dedicate it to my first coach, who passed away last year, this is for her," said an emotional Djokovic.

6.24pmThe wait for Federer goes on, but this is all about Novak, who is parading his trophy around Centre Court. It was a truly stunning afternoon of tennis between two great champions. Wimbledon might be over for another year, but this great rivalry is far from over.

6.27pmIt isn't all bad news for Federer - he has picked up close to £900k. Meanwhile, Djokovic has pocketed a cool £1.7m.



6.30pmSo there we have it. Thanks for joining Sports Mole for the action. That is just about it from me this afternoon, but stay with the site for all the latest sporting news. Until next time!

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning his Gentlemen's Singles semi-final match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria on day eleven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 4, 2014
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