Djokovic beats Federer 13-12 in 5th set

(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) For nearly five tight, tense and terrific hours, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer traded the lead, playing on and on and on until an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker was required to settle their memorable Wimbledon final.

In the end, it was Djokovic who emerged victorious, coming back to edge Federer 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) and become the first man in 71 years to take home the trophy from the All England Club after needing to erase championship points.

"Unfortunately in these kinds of matches, one of the players has to lose," Djokovic said. "It's quite unreal."

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1 N. Djokovic 12,415
2 R. Nadal 7,945
3 R. Federer 7,460
4 D. Thiem 4,595
5 A. Zverev 4,325
6 S. Tsitsipas 4,045
7 K. Nishikori 4,040
8 K. Khachanov 2,890
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5 K. Bertens 5,130
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