Following Simona Halep of Romania defeating Serena Williams for the championship on the Saturday, the five-set match on Sunday saw Serbia’s Novak Djokovic come out on top against the renowned Swiss player that is Roger Federer.
Consequently, the win saw Novak Djokovic become Wimbledon’s 2019 champion, something which didn’t come easy since the final ended up being the longest in Wimbledon’s history. Specifically, the face-off lasted four hours and 55 minutes and consisted of over 420 points scored.
Interestingly, the game was the first to see Wimbledon’s final set tiebreak format kick in, in which the match finishes when the first player reaches 7 points, something which only takes place if both players bag 12 matches.
All in all, yesterday was the third time Djokovic has defeated the Swiss player at Wimbledon, following wins in 2014 and 2015. Consequently, Djokovic now has 16 Grand Slam titles under his belt, just 4 behind Federer’s 20.