Novak Djokovic took the Wimbledon title for the second time on Sunday after beating 17 time winner Roger Federer.
As is typical during final matches on centre court, the game was tense with Djokovic almost loosing the title to Federer, but the Serb remained calm, sailing to victory with a 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 set.
Djokovic will now reclaim his world number one spot from Rafa Nadal on Monday after the scores are updated.
In an emotional interview with the BBC, the player said the match had been the ‘best final’ he had ever played, adding that his win was as much a team effort as hard work and dedication.
“This is a tournament I always dreamed of winning, so it never gets boring winning Wimbledon that’s for sure.”
“Winning in 2011 was the highlight of my career but, this win over Roger is probably the best grand slam final I have ever played in my life.
“I overcame a lot of challenges, in my life and tennis career in the last two years and that’s why I had tears of joy. That’s why it was very emotional for me to rewind the memories of what we have been through in the last three years and what we’ve been through as a team.”
The 27 year old also thanked his coach, former tennis star Boris Becker for leading him to another grand slam title. Djojovic’s win on Sunday makes it his 7th grandslam win. Roger Federer is still on top with 17 grand slam wins while Rafa Nadal has won 14.