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Djokovic wins fourth Wimbledon title

Djokovic wins fourth Wimbledon title
Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds the trophy after defeating Kevin Anderson of South Africa in the men’s singles final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. (AP)
London, Jul 15 (Agencies) | Publish Date: 7/16/2018 12:56:01 AM IST
Novak Djokovic outclassed a fatigued Kevin Anderson to claim his fourth Wimbledon title and the 13th Grand Slam of his career on Sunday.
Djokovic wrapped up a 6-2 6-2 7-6 (7-3) success on a sun-baked Centre Court to end a 25-month barren run at the majors.
Djokovic made just one unforced error as he raced through the first set in just 29 minutes.
Both men were involved in epic semi-finals with Anderson being kept on court for almost 11 hours during his last two wins over defending champion Roger Federer and John Isner, while Djokovic defeated world No 1 Rafael Nadal in the fifth-longest match in history at the All England Club.
But from the moment Anderson double-faulted to lose the opening game, the 32-year-old was firmly on the back foot.
Djokovic, who had not lost to the South African since their first meeting in the second round of the Miami Open 10 years ago, broke again in the fifth game before wrapping up the set.
US Open finalist Anderson called the trainer and began receiving treatment on his right arm at the conclusion of the set and his luck was not in as Djokovic broke again at the start of the second.
Anderson, bidding to become the first South African man to lift the trophy, struggled to get his strongest weapon firing, and was unable to win a baseline exchange against Djokovic, who was putting on a masterclass in his fifth Wimbledon final.
After Djokovic had broken twice, Anderson earned his first break point of the match at 2-5 in the second set but Djokovic’s defence was unbreakable before he successfully closed out the set to double his lead.
Djokovic, 31, was forced to save five set points as he forced the eighth seed into a tie-breaker and the Serb quickly stamped his foot down and did not yield after two hours and 18 minutes of action before pointing his finger at the sky and then taking his now customary bite of the Centre Court grass.

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