Novak Djokovic says self-belief was the key to his Wimbledon title

• Serb retained crown against Roger Federer in five hours
• Swiss believes he will ‘move on’ from painful loss

Novak Djokovic called his Wimbledon final victory over Roger Federer “the most mentally demanding match of his career” after finding a way to overcome his opponent and a Centre Court crowd that was overwhelmingly against him.

The Serb came through 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) after four hours and 57 minutes of play, having had to survive two championship points in the fifth set, but insisted he had never lost his self-belief.

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