Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in epic match to win fifth Wimbledon title

• Djokovic wins 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3)
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In a final as memorable for its longevity and unfathomable swings of fortune as the quality of shot-making by two of the finest grass-court players of any era, Novak Djokovic ground down the classical skills of the ageless Roger Federer to win his fifth Wimbledon.

For four hours and 57 minutes, they resided side by side in the land of lost opportunities, before the world No 1 brought their mutual bewilderment to a close to win by the unique scoreline: 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3).

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