Djokovic vs. Federer Wimbledon 2014 Men's Final: Live Score and Highlights

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Tristan ThornburghSocial Media StaffJuly 6, 2014
As one of the marquee events in tennis, the 2014 Wimbledon men's final delivered as advertised on Sunday.

Top seed Novak Djokovic thwarted Roger Federer's eighth attempt at a championship to win his second title at the All England Club in five sets by a score of 6-7(9), 6-4, 7-6(7), 5-7, 6-4.

The match was a classic from two of the best players of their generation. Momentum swings were the order of the day as both men showed gritty determination in fighting for the win. Thirty-two year old Federer shone brightly at times, especially during his fourth-set comeback, but Djokovic showed tremendous mental toughness in regrouping to secure the win.

Federer delighted the partisan crowd by taking the first set after a long tiebreak, but Djokovic used the only break of the first 36 games to take the second set by a score of 6-4. He then won a tiebreak of his own to push Federer to the brink, but Federer fought off a championship point in the fourth set, then tied the match at two sets each.

Despite the impressive comeback, the fourth-seeded Federer has never won a Grand Slam title after falling behind two sets to one. He couldn't change his luckon Sunday.

Both men had opportunities in the deciding fifth set. Djokovic required medical attention to help with a calf issue, but regrouped to hold serve. He broke Federer in the crucial 10th game to secure the championship in front of a star-studded crowd at the All England Club that included the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

The win is the seventh Grand Slam title of 27-year-old Djokovic's career and his first since the 2013 Australian Open. 

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