For the second straight year, Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final, this time by a score of 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 6-4, 6-3 to win his third title at Wimbledon.
Djokovic has had little problem playing the role of the villain, as long as it has meant winning a Wimbledon championship. He did so a year ago when most of Centre Court was backing Federer, emerging victorious in a five-set thriller.
This year, there seemed to be even more sentiment in favor of Federer and his quest to take sole possession of the lead in career Wimbledon men’s singles titles. But Djokovic rarely succumbs to sentiment.
“It’s not the first time that I’ll experience this particular feeling,” Djokovic said before the match. “I’m going to try to use the experience from the first in order to get myself in a right state of mind.”