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Result: Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer to win third Wimbledon crown

Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in four sets to clinch a third Wimbledon crown.

Novak Djokovic has edged out Roger Federer in four sets to clinch a third Wimbledon title and deny the veteran a record eighth triumph at SW19.

The world number one, who came into the competition on the back of a French Open final defeat last month, with no warm-up tournament in between, bounced back from his disappointment at Roland Garros with a 7-6[1] 6-7[10] 6-4 6-3 win in just shy of three hours.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a backhand in the Final Of The Gentlemen's Singles against Roger Federer of Switzerland on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 12, 2015© Getty Images

Little could separate the duo in the opening five games, but the pendulum looked poised to swing in Federer's favour when he inflicted the first break of serve to move 4-2 ahead.

However, Djokovic - the defending champion - dug deep and broke straight back en route to levelling up at four games apiece.

It proved to be just the pick-me-up that the world number one needed, as the Serbian dominated the tiebreak, inflicting three broken service games in a comfortable 7-1 win.

Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts after winning the second set against Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their men's singles final match on Centre Court on day thirteen of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwe© Getty Images

There was nothing to choose between the pair once again in the second set as both players rattled off six games apiece, with no breaks of serve, to force another tiebreak.

This time, Federer, a 10-time finalist, needed all of his experience to save three set points as Djokovic led 6-3. From there, the Swiss went from strength to strength, breaking the 28-year-old twice to move 11-10 ahead, before holding serve to level up the match.

Djokovic broke Federer for the first time since the seventh game of the match to move into a 3-1 lead in the third set, but his momentum was stifled when play was suspended due to rain.

Nevertheless, the eight-time Grand Slam champion picked up where he left off when play was resumed by moving 4-2 ahead as he maintained that two-game cushion en route to going one set shy of victory.

The covers come on during a rain break in the Final Of The Gentlemen's Singles between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Roger Federer of Switzerland on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on © Getty Images

He took a significant step toward a third title at All England - and ninth Slam triumph - by breaking the Federer serve once again in the fifth game of the fourth set before leading 4-2.

It was enough of an advantage for Djokovic to ultimately banish the memories of Roland Garros in June and retain his Wimbledon title.

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic (L) stands on court alongside Switzerland's Roger Federer ahead of their men's singles final match during the presentation on day thirteen of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest L
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