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Djokovic Edges Federer in Nail-Biter

Final goes to 5 sets as Novak denies Roger's bid for 8th victory
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2014 12:13 PM CDT
Djokovic Edges Federer in Nail-Biter
Roger Federer of Switzerland wipes his face as he plays Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their men's singles final match at Wimbledon, Sunday, July 6, 2014.   (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

(Newser) – Novak Djokovic edged Roger Federer in five sets to win the men's Wimbledon final today, reports the New York Times, denying Federer his eighth title even as the Serb claimed his second. Tearfully quipping, "thank you for letting me win today," Djokovic clasped the trophy he claimed in sets that ran 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4. Djokovic lost last year's Wimbledon final to Andy Murray, and had in fact lost his last three Grand Slam finals. (Read more men's tennis stories.)

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