Wimbledon Final Live Novak Djokovic Vs Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic moved a step closer to a third Wimbledon title as he claimed the first set in Sunday's final against Roger Federer on a tiebreak

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Roger Federer of Switzerland wipe their face during their Men's Singles Final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 12, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville play Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Roger Federer of Switzerland wipe their face during their Men's Singles Final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 12, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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Novak Djokovic Edging Closer to Title

Novak Djokovic moved to within one set of a third Wimbledon title after taking a 7-6(1) 6-7(10) 6-4 lead over Roger Federer in Sunday's final.

The opening two sets were decided by tiebreaks with Djokovic running away with the first and Federer, chasing a record eighth Wimbledon title, coming through a marathon second.

Djokovic then broke early in the third and served out comfortably after the players were forced off court following a brief rain delay.

Roger Federer Levels

Roger Federer fuelled his hopes of a record eighth Wimbledon title by saving seven set points to level Sunday's final against Novak Djokovic at one set each.

Both the opening sets were decided by tiebreaks with Djokovic, chasing a third Wimbledon trophy, running away with the first and Federer coming through a marathon second to leave the match tantalisingly poised.

Federer landed the first punch in the first set, breaking the Djokovic serve to love for a 4-2 lead when the world number one netted a straightforward mid-court backhand.

But the second-seeded Swiss's serve, which had been functioning with laser precision throughout the tournament, then faltered allowing Djokovic to break back immediately.

Both players stayed strong to force the tiebreak in which Serb Djokovic raced into a 6-1 lead and closed it out when Federer served his first double fault of the match.

The more Federer tried to get on to the front foot the more Djokovic returned the ball with interest, preventing the Swiss playing the attacking game that had caused Britain's Andy Murray headaches in their semi-final.

Federer had two break points in the fifth game of the second set, but the top seed's ability to produce big serves on crucial points kept the Swiss at bay.

Federer's unforced error count continued to mount and another double fault in the 10th game gave Djokovic the first of a series of set points.

The rest came in a tense tiebreak in which Federer hung on bravely before Djokovic wafted a forehand into the net to give the Swiss set point at 11-10 on his own serve and he wrapped it up with a volley. (Reporting by Toby Davis; Editing by Ken Ferris)

Novak Djokovic Ahead

Novak Djokovic moved a step closer to a third Wimbledon title as he claimed the first set in Sunday's final against Roger Federer on a tiebreak.

Federer, chasing a record eighth Wimbledon title, landed the first punch in the set, breaking the Djokovic serve to love for a 4-2 lead when the world number one netted a straightforward mid-court backhand.

But the second-seeded Swiss's serve, which had been functioning with laser precision throughout the tournament, then faltered allowing Djokovic to break back immediately.

Both players stayed strong to force the tiebreak where Serb Djokovic raced into a 6-1 lead and closed it out when Federer served his first double fault of the match.

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