Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon

by Editor | July 7, 2014 1:22 am

THE GUARDIAN – Desperation and pressure, those evil twins, gnawed away at Novak Djokovic’s spirit to lift the emotional Serb to his second Wimbledon triumph on a warm Sunday afternoon, a strangely mellow setting for such an elemental fight with the people’s champion, Roger Federer.

Those who cried with and for the loser, the most popular man in the history of the game, might spare a thought, too, for the winner because, had he lost a sometimes excruciating struggle, the psychological damage could have been significant.

Although he was a slight favourite (how often can a man with 17 majors start as an underdog at Wimbledon?), although he had five years on his opponent, although the sentiment was with Federer, reaching for an 18th slam title after a two-year drought, it was Djokovic who was carrying the greater burden.

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