That’s a wrap for Wimbledon 2015: Djokovic wins 9th Grand Slam title

Djokovic (10)Novak Djokovic won his ninth Grand Slam title and third Wimbledon title with a four set victory over Roger Federer in the 2015 Wimbledon final, 7-6(1) 6-7(10) 6-4 6-3. While the second set had some tremendous moments, the match was a little flat and subdued after the rain delay in the third set. I have to confess that I always struggle to really enjoy men’s finals as it is the last day of Wimbledon and the last day of holidays for me! Federer had the opportunities in the first set, going up a break at *3-2 (but unable to consolidate) and having two break points on Djokovic’s serve at 6-5. However, Djokovic played a great first set tiebreak and Federer… didn’t. 59% first serves in wasn’t going to cut it.

The second set was the highlight of the men’s final. While the tennis was superb at times, neither played their best tennis when a potential opportunity arose. The set ebbed into the tiebreak where Federer saved seven set points to level up the match. It was a stunning effort from Federer who was clutch on so many of the set points which felt like virtual match points.

I still can’t get over how well Novak responds to adversity and we’ve seen it soooo many times. His response to losing that second set was admirable. Add to that, the disappointment he must have felt after the crushing defeat at Roland Garros. Djokovic played an excellent final two sets and was fully deserving of the victory. After the rain delay, the match lost its bite and Federer just could not rival Djokovic’s unnerving consistency. The Serb hit 23 winners to 5 unforced errors in the last two sets. Although there was a disappointingly muted response when Djokovic won, it was a nice trophy ceremony with super speeches from both.

In the final match of the Wimbledon 2015 Championships, Martina Hingis and Leander Paes delivered a mixed doubles masterclass, beating Timea Babos and Alexander Peya, 6-1 6-1. Also, a shout-out to the women’s doubles final on Saturday night which was FANTASTIC. Hingis did the double, teaming up with Sania Mirza to beat Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina, 5-7 7-6(4) 7-5 in what was easily the best final of the weekend. It was a tough one for the Russian pair who had led 5-2 in the third set.

6 thoughts on “That’s a wrap for Wimbledon 2015: Djokovic wins 9th Grand Slam title

  1. Congratulations Novak,you were too good for Roger today,Rogers bhand let him down in this match.Not a great final by any means,Novak deserved his win!

    Congratulations to Hingis/Paes in the mixed doubles,I have watched Paes live many times over the years,he is a wonderful doubles player and a true gentleman both on and off the court.

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  2. I have to echo Hingis’ achievements here cause she won the doubles as well with Sania Mirza. Great tournament for her. As she has said herself she was always a better doubles player although she’s more famous for her singles.

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  3. If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same – Rudyard Kipling….

    Novak is a professional, I expected nothing less from him, this is what makes these champions great. You know with Roger he needs to win the first, and finally Stefan Edberg said the same thing, he wished Roger had won the first set. It’s a confidence thing for the Fed to get going. This is where I feel Wawrinka has him beat since he can IronStan himself and wrestle the match from Djokovic. …All that said, Djokovic deserved the Kudos, he raises his focus and game when needed and you cannot begrudge him this win. A worthy Champion.

    I don’t know about you lot, but the French and Wimbledon have been two very satisfying tournaments for me this 2015. It was the same old for the men’s , but interesting too for the women bcos of Muguruza. But, we need more of the younger girls challenging. Lol.. I don’t know what it is, maybe we need more corn fed girls than these formula feed, twittering wannabes. Maybe Alize Cornet can spill her secrets to these girls on how to beat Serena back to back, shame though, she never makes a Slam final for us to see what she can do/if anything.

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    • I disagree about Federer needing confidence. He had the early break. Then he had a set point in another game. He was just tested by a player better than he is at this moment in time.

      I agree about the slams though. This has been my favourite year at the slams since maybe 2011/12

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