Novak Djokovic has claimed a second Wimbledon title after
coming out on top in an extraordinary battle of wills against
seven-time winner Roger Federer, eventually triumphing 6-7(7)
6-4 7-6(4) 5-7 6-4 in a gripping encounter.
After delivering a final devastating blow, Petra Kvitova lay
sprawled on the turf, her arms raised in celebration having
crushed tennis's would-be princess in a Wimbledon final
closer to a coronation than a contest.
Rafael Nadal's charge towards a third Wimbledon title came to
a juddering halt in the fourth round when he was
sensationally beaten by 19-year-old Australian wildcard Nick
Kyrgios 7-6 (5) 5-7 7-6 (5) 6-3.
If there were fears Novak Djokovic's double-fisted backhands
may malfunction after a heavy fall on his shoulder three days
ago, they were allayed by a show-stopping crosscourt service
return on match point.