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Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in 5-set Wimbledon final, returns to No. 1

07/06/2014, 1:26pm EDT
Djokovic beats Federer in Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic plays a return to Roger Federer during the men's singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon on Sunday in London. ASSOCIATED PRESS

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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