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Wimbledon 2019: Highlights from the final day as Novak Djokovic wins epic

Wimbledon 2019: Highlights from the final day as Novak Djokovic wins epic
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The story of the 13th day of action at SW19.

Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in a five-set epic to win Wimbledon for the fifth time.

Djokovic won 7-6 (5) 1-6 7-6 (4) 4-6 13-12 (3) after a final-set tie-break, a rule brought in to avoid a repeat of Kevin Anderson and John Isner's 99-game marathon last year.

Here, PA reviews the 13th and final day of action.

Tweet of the day

Quote of the day

Picture of the day

Wimbledon 2019 – Day Thirteen – The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Djokovic's celebrations were subdued, to say the least (Will Oliver)

Shot of the day

Djokovic denied Federer the win by saving match point with a tremendous forehand that beat the Swiss and left the Centre Court crowd going wild.

Stat of the day

At four hours and 57 minutes, the match was the longest final in Wimbledon history, beating the 2008 epic between Federer and Rafael Nadal by nine minutes. Federer lost that one, as well.

Novak attack

  • Roger Federer - 20
  • Rafael Nadal - 18
  • Novak Djokovic - 16
  • Pete Sampras - 14
  • Roy Emerson - 12
  • Rod Laver - 11
  • Bjorn Borg - 11
  • Bill Tilden - 10

Djokovic now has 16 grand slam titles, four behind Federer, and will surely fancy his chances of overhauling him. Had Federer won, the gap would have been six and possibly insurmountable.

Doubles delay

Wimbledon 2019 – Day Thirteen – The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Hsieh Su-Wei and Barbora Strycova won the doubles, eventually (Victoria Jones/PA)

Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova had to overcome a near 10-hour delay before finally claiming the women's doubles title against Gabriela Dabrowski and Yifan Xu. The match was put back a day after the men's doubles final took four hours 56 minutes, and then they came on after the longest men's singles final in history.

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the final as he and Switzerland's Roger Federer pose with their trophies on July 14, 2019
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