For more than five hours on Sunday, July 14, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer fought a back and forth battle for the 2019 Wimbledon trophy. This was the third time the two have met in the Wimbledon finals, with Djokovic taking the first two matchups in 2014 and 2015. This year’s final could go down as one of the greatest meetings between two of the greatest players to ever play the game. The endurance contest was a back and forth battle for every point. After falling in the first set 7-6, Federer bounced back in dominant fashion in the second set winning 6-1. Djokovic rallied in the third and earned a 7-6 victory to once again take the lead. The 37-year-old Federer fought back in the fourth earning a 6-4 victory and forcing what would be a historic fifth set. Using Wimbeldon’s new tiebreak format, which begins if the set is still tied at 12-12, Djokovic and Federer battled past the five-hour mark Sunday afternoon.With every Federer point the crowd erupted in exuberant cheers. But, despite playing phenomenal tennis throughout the longest Wimbledon finals ever, Federer was unable to earn his 21st Grand Slam Singles title. The 32-year-old Djokovic earned his 16th career Grand Slam Singles title with the marathon victory. After his second straight Wimbledon title, Djokovic now trails Federer by just four Grand Slam titles.

For more than five hours on Sunday, July 14, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer fought a back and forth battle for the 2019 Wimbledon trophy. This was the third time the two have met in the Wimbledon finals, with Djokovic taking the first two matchups in 2014 and 2015. This year’s final could go down as one of the greatest meetings between two of the greatest players to ever play the game.