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Tennis-Djokovic wins seventh Grand Slam

Roger Federer's hopes of winning a record eighth singles title at Wimbledon are over, for another year at least. The 17-time Grand Slam champion was beaten by top seed Novak Djokovic in a high quality final last evening.

Djokovic added a second Wimbledon title to his growing list of honours with 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-7 6-4 victory on Centre Court. There were no breaks of serve in the opening set, which Federer won 9-7 in a tie-break after saving two set points.

Djokovic squandered two break points in game one of the second set, but he eventually broke the Federer serve in game three. The Serb then had the trainer out to give him some treatment on his ankle.

However, he continued to move well and levelled the match at one set all, after saving a single break point when serving at 5-4. Djokovic took the third set 7-4 in a breaker after all 12 games had gone with serve. Following three serve-dominated sets, the fourth bucked the trend as it included five breaks. Djokovic was a break ahead at 5-2, but ultra-aggressive Federer seized upon some finish-line nerves to fight back and level up at 5-5, saving championship point with a hawkeye-confirmed ace in game 10 along the way. Momentum continued with Federer as he broke Djokovic to 30, before holding to 15 to secure a fifth straight game and force a final set.

Djokovic halted Federer's startling run at the start of the decider, as the first nine games went with serve, although both men were forced to fend off break points in their fourth service games.

Federer was unable to hold off Djokovic in game 10 though, as the Serb broke to 15 to seal an energy-sapping victory in just under four hours. FANTIX 

Posted on 2014-07-07 20:56:23
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“That was pathetic. No excuse at all. The whole team is responsible. Whoever the captain is, we have to back him and try and support him. The captain has to do so many other stuff. All the 11 guys must back him and support him.” “We have addressed the issue of finishing off the overs on time in the past as well, but it cropped up again. It’s so unfortunate to see Upul going out as he is a crucial player in our set up. He batted well against South Africa and it’s so unfortunate. This can’t happen again,” - Angelo Mathews

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Cricket is a game of fine margins and Mathews is set to be a modern great. Hang in their Angie, this team can achieve something on this tour. Thirimane and the youngsters form was a real positive. Prasad was missed. Chameera should be persisted with. If Bairstow was our early outcome could have been very different.

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