Wimbledon 2015 men’s final: Djoker has the last laugh
Novak Djokovic defeated 7 time champion Roger Federer in a 4 set duel at Wimbledon in an atmosphere which resembled more of a Davis cup encounter somewhere in the Swiss Alps rather than the hallowed center court at SW19.
Federer drew first blood
The 33 year old Swiss who was going for his eighth Wimbledon title was the first to get of the blocks by breaking the Djokovic serve to love in the fifth game of the first set. This seemed to have woken up the world number 1 who broke the very next game to level the match at 3 games all. The duo exchanged blows back and forth until the set went into a tie breaker. Unlike the set which was pretty evenly contested, the tie break was a one sided affair in favor of the 28 year old Serb.
Great Depth from Djokovic
Neither player could break the serve in the second set too resulting in a tie break in which the Swiss saved 7 set points before finally converting one on his own serve which send the crowd in to ruptures. Just when it seemed that Federer would have the momentum with him, Djokovic stepped up his game and broke the Federer serve early. He held comfortably form there on and closed the set at 6-4. The heavily packed center court tried to ebb on the seven time champion for a last hurrah but it was not to be as Novak peppered the court tramline to tramline making it difficult for Roger to keep up. Eventually it was the world number 1 who came out the victor.
A BBC poll released before the match found that since Federer had ousted Scotland’s Andy Murray from the championship, an overwhelming majority of about 75 percent of fans were backing Federer to beat defending champion Djokovic and its evidence was proved when Federer won the second set tie break.
Federer had come back against Djokovic in last year’s Wimbledon final after being two sets to one down, but despite a facile hold in the first game, it was slowly becoming clear that the Swiss was slowly running out of fuel. The match ended somewhat weakly with Federer broken twice to give Djokovic his ninth Grand Slam.