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Wimbledon 2014: Novak Djokovic Beats Roger Federer In Men's Final

06/07/2014 18:10 BST | Updated 06/07/2014 18:59 BST
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the winner's trophy after beating Switzerland's Roger Federer in the men's singles final match during the presentation on day thirteen of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 6, 2014. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic is the WImbledon champion for the second time following an epic five-set victory over Roger Federer.

The world No.1 triumphed 6-7 (7/9) 6-4 7-6 (7/4) 5-7 6-4 to end his Grand Slam finals heartache, having lost five of his last six majors.

Djokovic served for the match in the fourth set and had a match point on Federer's serve but each time the 32-year-old Swiss player hung on.

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Djokovic had lost five of his last six finals before his Wimbledon duel with Federer

But the Serbian's resilience proved vital and he rallied to secure his seventh slam, while Federer will be left to wonder whether he will ever get a better chance to win an 18th slam.

"I would like to dedicate this title to my first coach Jelena Gencic," Djokovic said. "She passed away last year and this title is for her."

"This is the tournament I always dreamed of winning. The best tournament, the most valuable one."

Of Federer, Djokovic said: "He's a great role model, a great champion and I thank him for letting me win today.

"That's why he's been the most successful player ever because he comes up with his best shots under pressure."

Federer said: "It was a great final, I can't believe I made it to five [sets]. It wasn't looking good for a while.

"Definitely I felt the love out here again, I've enjoyed myself a lot. See you next year."