LONDON – No. 1 Novak Djokovic successfully defended his title at Wimbledon, defeating No. 2 Roger Federer 7–6 (1), 6–7 (10), 6–4, 6–3 to win his third title at the All England Club and ninth major title overall. In a rematch of last year's final, Djokovic outclassed Federer with his consistent all-court game to become the first man to defend a Wimbledon title since Federer in 2007.
Seven-time champion Federer struggled to capitalize on his opportunities. He led by a break in the first set and had a break point chance early in the third set. But he battled hard to level the match in the second set, saving seven set points, six in the tiebreaker alone, to steal the set. But after a short rain delay early in the third set, Djokovic came out and showed why he has been the dominant player on the men's tour for the last year, running away with the final two sets to close out his 200th match win at a Slam.