Djokovic Downs Federer, Rain to Win His 3rd Wimbledon
Defending champ outlasts Swiss player a second year in a row
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 12, 2015 11:39 AM CDT
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the men's singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Sunday July 12, 2015.    (Alastair Grant)
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(Newser) – Novak Djokovic has won the Wimbledon title for the second straight year, and again against seven-time champion Roger Federer. The top-seeded Serb beat Federer 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 6-4, 6-3 today on Centre Court to win his third title overall at the All England Club. Federer had been trying, again, to win a record eighth Wimbledon title. He remains even with Pete Sampras and 1880s player William Renshaw, who also have seven. Last year, Djokovic beat Federer in five sets. The match was briefly halted because of rain. Serena Williams won yesterday's women's final.