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ROGER Federer celebrated his 22nd major title at Wimbledon after clinching the men’s singles title for the third time in four years with a stunning final rally against Kei Nishikori.
Rafael Nadal won the Wimbledon title for the third time while defending his own Wimbledon crown with victory in the men’s singles final against Novak Djokovic.
Federer and Nishikori, who are seeded fourth and fourth, respectively, at Wimbledon, played a thrilling final on Centre Court where the Swiss was in control as he earned a final score of 18.
Nishikori went down 6-3 5-7 0-6 4-6 6-1.
“Every time you play somebody, it’s a thrill,” Federer said. “It’s a moment that’ll stay with you throughout your career. You know you played a great match, but he’s the best player in history and he beat me for 20 matches. That’s why I was very happy to come out of the block.”
Federer also posted photos of himself on the court and thanked the crowd in Japan.
The two-time winner of 14 major titles has now won eight Grand Slam championships.
Djokovic has now lost three times at Wimbledon, losing to Federer in the 2012 final and then in the semi-finals in 2019.
It was the first meeting between the two in the longest-running Grand Slam event. Djokovic’s career record at Wimbledon is now 36-18.
“Obviously I played well and I feel good and I’m happy with how I played in the match,” Djokovic said.
“I am very pleased with how I’m doing and I’m happy with this win to complete the first set and I feel we played a very good match.
“I feel good. I think I was very aggressive in the match and I know I must continue like this and try to win more matches in the tournament and that is what I will try to do.”
Here are the key moments from Federer’s Wimbledon victory.
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