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The two time 28 years old depending champion Novak Djokovic won against 33 years old 7 time Wimbledon champions Roger Federer in four sets recorded scores 7-6 (7-1) 6-7 (10) 6-4 6-3 in favor of Djokovic second straight champions named “worlds number 1” tennis men’s single category in England Club.
The Swiss won a thrilling second set tie-break but Djokovic came through to win in two hours and 56 minutes. “I have to say it’s a big challenge playing against Roger,” he said. “A lot of players of my generation have looked up to him and followed his lead.
Wimbledon Finals 2015 Match-up Summary Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer
First set: Federer* 1-0 Djokovic (*denotes server): And so the 129th men’s final begins with tennis royalty serving towards the Royal Box. Roger Federer won the toss and he chose to serve.
First set: Federer 1-1 Djokovic* (*denotes server): Federer looks like he’s in the mood. He pings a forehand cross-court to seize control of the first rally.
First set: Federer* 2-1 Djokovic (*denotes server): At 15-0, Djokovic wins his first point on the Federer serve, a low backhand return that catches Federer out down by his feet.
First set: Federer 2-2 Djokovic* (*denotes server): The first two points of the game are shared, before Federer whips a forehand return just wide.
First set: Federer* 3-2 Djokovic (*denotes server): Federer glides into a 40-0 lead
First set: Federer 4-2 Djokovic* (*denotes server): This could be a big game. A swerving return from Federer down the line unbalances Djokovic, whose unconvincing low slice goes into the net.
First set: Federer* 4-3 Djokovic (*denotes server): There’s a surprised gasp from the crowd as Federer, who has the look of a man who means business, plonks a volley wide.
First set: Federer 4-4 Djokovic* (*denotes server): Serving with new balls, Djokovic swings an ace out wide for a 15-0 lead.
First set: Federer* 5-4 Djokovic (*denotes server): Federer’s first serve percentage dipped when he failed to consolidate the break for 4-2.
First set: Federer 5-5 Djokovic* (*denotes server): Two solid aces from Djokovic quell any suspicions that he might crumble in this game. He leads 30-0, then 40-15, then holds when Federer nets a backhand.
First set: Federer* 6-5 Djokovic (*denotes server): Federer continues to serve to his heart’s content, a spot of serve-volley giving him a 30-0 lead.
First set: Federer 6-6 Djokovic* (*denotes server): Djokovic is uncomfortable when he comes to the net. He’s forced to do so by a slice from Federer, who then passes him brilliantly with a backhand that kisses the line for 0-15.
First-set tie-break: Federer* 0-1 Djokovic (*denotes server):
First-set tie-break: Federer 0-2 Djokovic* (*denotes server): Federer flaps a forehand wide.
First-set tie-break: Federer 0-3 Djokovic* (*denotes server): Federer knocks a backhand return long. This is problematic for him.
First-set tie-break: Federer* 1-3 Djokovic (*denotes server): Federer takes his time and overpowers Djokovic with a smash.
First-set tie-break: Federer* 1-4 Djokovic (*denotes server): This is brilliant from Djokovic.
First-set tie-break: Federer 1-5 Djokovic* (*denotes server): Federer loops another backhand return long.
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First-set tie-break: Federer 1-6 Djokovic* (*denotes server): Federer nets a backhand and Djokovic has five set points.
Second set tie-break: Federer* 12-10 Djokovic (*denotes server): Federer serve-volleys and against all the odds he wins the second set with an obdurate backhand block volley! He’s back from the brink and what we’ve just seen is an exhibition of one of Federer’s more underrated qualities: his fight.
Third set: Federer* 6-7, 7-6, 4-5 Djokovic (*denotes server): Federer fulfils his side of the bargain, holding to love to ensure Djokovic will have to serve for the third set.
Novak Djokovic wins the third set 6-4 to lead 7-6, 6-7, 6-4!
Djokovic begins with two ruthless points for a 30-0 lead, before Federer nets a backhand to hand over three set points. A scrambling Federer is forced into a desperate lob and Djokovic is in the right place for a smash. That was all very routine. A total lack of drama there. He was brilliantly unflustered, so calm, so collected. He won 94% on his first serve in that set.
Novak Djokovic wins 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 to win his third Wimbledon title!
Djokovic wins his fifth straight point with a cracking return. Then he sees a forehand called out, only for the umpire to overrule the line judge. Federer accepts it with good grace and he has to dust himself down quickly, because he’s down 0-30. It’s almost 0-40 but a Djokovic backhand clips the top of the net and sails wide. He makes up for it with a frighteningly good backhand return down the line to earn two championship points! This is it. Federer’s race is run. He’s out of fuel. Djokovic is all over him. He pounds Federer, forcing him back until he’s almost in the Royal Box. Federer leaves a ball short, Djokovic marches forward and you know what’s coming: a forehand into the left corner to seal his third Wimbledon title! He pumps his fists and roars! The crowd don’t exactly sound overjoyed, but what a performance from the world No1. There can be no debate about who rules the tennis world now.
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Earnings: $9,924,289 PRIZE MONEY
54,250 used during The Championships period. Stored at 68 deg F. New balls after first seven games (to allow for warm-up), then after every 9 games. Subject to availability after use balls sold daily to LTA-affiliated clubs and to spectators in the grounds. £2.50 per can of three. Proceeds go to LTA’s Wimbledon Balls for Schools Scheme. Yellow balls used for first time in 1986. At start of day 48 tins taken onto Centre and No.1 Courts and 24 on all outside courts.
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Global news access audience estimated at over 1bn people in 200 territories.
Broadcast figures 2014
Novak Djokovic’s victory over Roger Federer in the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles final drew a peak audience of 10 million viewers. (BBC)
The Ladies’ Singles Final drew a peak audience of 3.1m viewers. (BBC)
ESPN’s broadcast of the Gentlemen’s Singles final drew an average of 1,894,000 homes and 2,456,000 viewers (P2+).
On Digital platforms the strongest day of the tournament was Friday, July 5, logging 16 million live minutes viewed across computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox and Apple TV.
Usage of the WatchESPN app on smartphones and tablets throughout the entire tournament was up 274 percent – nearly quadruple – in live minutes viewed.
Australia: Channel Seven audience grew by 16% between 2014 and 2013. The Kyrgios QF attracted a viewing peak in Metropolitan and rural districts at just over 3.4m – the Gentlemen’s Singles final peaked at 2.5m and the total reach for The Championships was close to 7m.