Djokovic Defeats Federer in Epic Wimbledon Final

By NBC News

Published 07/06 2014 04:59PM

Updated 07/06 2014 05:02PM

Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon over Roger Federer
Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon over Roger Federer/Florian Eisele/AELTC
London -- Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by outlasting the Swiss player in five sets Sunday.

Djokovic wasted a 5-2 lead, and a match point, in the fourth set but held on for a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4 Centre Court victory that returned the Serbian player to the No. 1 ranking.

It was Djokovic's seventh Grand Slam title and broke a streak of three consecutive losses in major finals and in five of his past six.

Djokovic returns to the top ranking for the first time since last September, taking over from Rafael Nadal, who lost in the fourth round here.

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