Novak Djokovic Wins Wimbledon: The Joker Gets the Last Laugh – Again

The 2015 edition of The Championships at Wimbledon had a retro feel going into the final weekend. Serena Williams was one match away from clinching a second Serena Slam a scant 12 years after she first accomplished the feat. Roger Federer was going for a record 8th Wimbledon title a dozen years after his first triumph on the legendary grass courts. Federer's rival, defending champion Novak Djokovic, had looked solid throughout the fortnight, with the lone exception being the surprise five-setter against South Africa's Kevin Anderson in the round of 16. Turns out Djokovic not only ended the retro theme on Sunday – he did so convincingly. The World No. 1 lifted the Wimbledon trophy for the third time in his career with a win over Federer, in what was the pair's 40th meeting. But even if the last two sets were relatively straightforward, the first two were a tight, tense tug-of-war between the two all-time greats.