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Sports world enthralled as Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in historic Wimbledon Final

Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

The longtime rivalry between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer was on the grand stage once more Sunday during the Wimbledon Men’s Final.

The two legends put on a spectacular show that saw the 37-year-old Federer force a fifth set in dramatic style.

The rivals went after one another with clutch shot after clutch shot, resulting in multiple deuces and broken serves.

It had to go to a tiebreaker, too. Djokovic and Federer broke each other’s serves multiple times, and at 7-7 in the final set the tension was palpable — both for the players and the crowd.

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Then, Federer did this:

Yet Djokovic wasn’t ready to give up the fight. He proceeded to break Federer’s serve, coming back from a 40-15 hole, and the match continued to grind as the shadows crawled across Wimbledon’s Centre Court.

During the historic tie-break, Djokovic finally pulled through to end it, winning his fifth Wimbledon title.

The drama that unfolded had the sports world in awe.

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This fan perfectly summed up our feelings on this storied rivalry, which unfortunately will come to an end sooner than anyone wants to admit.

Folks, we may never see a match that rivals what Djokovic and Federer did on Centre Court at Wimbledon Sunday. It was truly legendary, which is fitting considering the history between these two legendary stars.