For the second consecutive year, Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in a thrilling Wimbledon final. The 2015 version wasn't quite the five-set epic from last year, but Djoker won't have any complaints following a 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 victory.
Wimbledon's official Twitter account noted all of the accolades Djokovic earned with this win:
The match seemed like it was destined to go the distance early on, as Djokovic and Federer were matching each other shot for shot and point for point. It wasn't until a short rain delay midway through the third set that things changed.
Djokovic was ahead, 3-2, before the delay and won nine of the last 14 games to secure his third title at the All England Club since 2011.
Here is what the final point looked like for Djokovic, via Wimbledon on Twitter:
In winning back-to-back Wimbledons, Djokovic becomes the first male to pull off that feat since Federer won five straight from 2003 to 2007. He also joined an exclusive club with three Wimbledon titles, per ESPN Stats & Info:
As sweet as the victory is for Djokovic, the defeat is just as bitter for Federer. Wimbledon has been his best major tournament, with seven career victories. This extends a long winless streak in Grand Slam events for the No. 2 seed, per CBS Sports' Andrew Catalon:
Federer's last major win came at Wimbledon in 2012. He's advanced to the final of only two Grand Slam events since that victory, losing to Djokovic on this court in 2014 and 2015. Wimbledon provided a statement from Federer following the match:
With two players this evenly matched, the outcome was going to be decided by who made more mistakes. As great as Djokovic is, Federer will be thinking about his miscues for a long time.
According to Wimbledon.com, Federer committed 35 unforced errors in the match. It's hard enough to defeat Djokovic when playing at the top of your game, so giving the world's best player free points makes it virtually impossible.
Now, Djokovic has won two of the year's first three majors and will go into the U.S. Open next month as the overwhelming favorite to capture his third. He previously held three of the four Grand Slam titles in 2011, which also marks the only year Djoker won America's most prestigious tournament.
Based on how Djokovic played throughout his run at Wimbledon, it will take a heroic effort from someone to stop him from repeating history.