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  • 6 July 2014, 22:44

Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic Wins Men's Title

Novak Djokovic has defeated Roger Federer in the men's singles final on Wimbledon's Centre Court.

After losing the first set in a tie-breaker, the Serbian fought back to defeat his Swiss opponent 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4.

The victory - which is Djokovic's second at Wimbledon and his seventh Grand Slam win - sees the 27-year-old return to number one in the world rankings.

It also denied the 32-year-old Federer the chance to take a record-breaking eighth title at the All England Club.

Djokovic wrapped up the closely-fought match after three hours and 56 minutes on Centre Court.

He fell to his knees after winning match point and was in tears when he was presented with his winner's trophy.

"First of all I want to congratulate Roger. It was a great match to be a part of," Djokovic said in his on-court interview with the BBC.

"He is a magnificent champion and a great example of a great athlete and a role model.

"I respect everything you have done and thanks for letting me win today."

Federer said he went into the match expecting a tough fight against the Serbian player.

"It was a great final. I can't believe I made it to five (sets), it wasn't looking good for a while," Federer said.

"Going into a match with Novak, you know it's going to be tough. I can only say congratulations to him.

"It was an amazing match and an amazing tournament. It's well-deserved."

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, David and Victoria Beckham, and Hollywood stars including Samuel L. Jackson and Bradley Cooper were in the crowd for the final.

Djokovic walks away with £1.76m in prize money for his win, while Federer collects £880,000 as the runner-up.