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Djokovic beats Federer in Wimbledon final

  • ASSOCIATED PRESSNovak Djokovic of Serbia plays a return to Roger Federer of Switzerland during their men's singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Sunday July 6, 2014.
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    Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a return to Roger Federer of Switzerland during their men's singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Sunday July 6, 2014.

LONDON >> Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by holding off the Swiss star in five sets Sunday.

Djokovic wasted a 5-2 lead in the fourth set but held on for a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4 victory that returns the Serbian player to the No. 1 ranking.

Djokovic had a match point at 5-4 in the fourth set, but Federer saved that with an ace and forced a fifth set.

In the last set, Djokovic broke with the help of four mistakes by Federer to seal the win.

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