London — Novak Djokovic saved two match points to clinch a fifth Wimbledon title and 16th Major on Sunday, shattering Roger Federer’s bid to become the oldest Grand Slam champion in the longest final ever played at the tournament.

Despite being outplayed by the 37-year-old Swiss for large parts of the knife-edge encounter, the world No1 triumphed 7-6 (7/5) 1-6 7-6 (7/4) 4-6 13-12 (7/3). At 4hr 57min, it was the longest Wimbledon final ever played and settled by a final set tiebreak for the first time.

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