World No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer to claim his third Wimbledon title and his ninth Grand Slam on Sunday.
The top seed saw off the Swiss 7-6(1) 6-7(10) 6-4 6-3 on Centre Court to take his victories in major tournaments to 200.
The 28-year-old is now level with coach Boris Becker in terms of successes at The Championship on three crowns and is the first man since Federer- eight years ago- to retain the title and the eighth man to successfully defend his Wimbledon title. Becker won it in 1985-86 and 1989.
“It’s a great privilege to play against Roger, who is a great champion,” Djokovic told BBC television on-court. “He has done so much for our sport on and off the court. It’s a great honour to play him again. I was aware coming onto the court, that Roger would play his best when it matters the most. He pushes you to limits.”
Federer said: “Novak not only played great today, but also this year, last year and the year before that! Well done, Novak, you deserved it. At the end he was rock solid. I didn’t play bad myself, so I can be very happy. That’s the way it goes. Once more, it has been a privilege to play here.”
Federer, playing in his tenth Wimbledon final, is now 40-7 in 2015, while Djokovic is now 48-3 on the season, which includes six trophies.
The two top seeds in the singles have now won the Wimbledon title for the first time since 2006 after Serena Williams’ record triumph earlier on Saturday. Amelie Mauresmo and Federer were the last to achieve such feat.