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Novak Djokovic v Roger Federer: Wimbledon 2014 LIVE


Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of the 2014 Wimbledon men's singles final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer at the All England Tennis Club. Follow the latest news and updates with Charles Reynolds, with Federer aiming for grand slam No 18 and Djokovic looking to win at SW19 for just the second time.


    Roger Federer takes the first set - Djokovic 6-7 0-0 Federer*
    Federer takes an early lead in the tie break, but is pegged back by Djokovic who then takes the lead himself, going 6-5 up to gain a set point. However Federer dominates the next rally and forces Djokovic to hit wide with a forehand. Federer though gives his opponent a second set point, hitting a return tamely into the net, but Djokovic can't take it as Federer produces two big serves to get a set point of his own. Then Djokovic smashes a return into the net and Federer wins the first set!
    7/6/2014 2:04:18 PM



    7/6/2014 2:07:56 PM





    7/6/2014 2:08:20 PM
    *Djokovic 6-7 0-1 Federer
    Federer opens up the second set, and Djokovic gets two break points, but Federer takes him back to deuce - winning one point as his opponent slipped over on court - and the Swiss eventually holds serve.
    7/6/2014 2:12:24 PM
    Djokovic 6-7 1-1 Federer*
    Easy service game for Djokovic, he is arguably playing the better tennis here, but still finds himself a set down. Must be frustrating for the Serbian.
    7/6/2014 2:15:36 PM
    *Djokovic 6-7 2-1 Federer
    First break of the match as Federer goes 0-30 down but then gets back to deuce, only to then be broken as Djokovic played a great cross court winner. The physio then comes on to have a look at Djokovic's ankle - after he slipped over in last game - Federer uses the opportunity to take his shirt off. Apparently to the amusement of a watching Pippa Middleton.
    7/6/2014 2:19:49 PM
    Djokovic 6-7 3-1 Federer*
    Djokovic holds serve, but he makes a bigger deal of it than was needed, going 40-0 but then making three unforced errors to let Federer back into the game. He struggles to close out the game as it flickers between deuce and advantage, but eventually he does and so remains a break of serve up.
    7/6/2014 2:28:42 PM
    *Djokovic 6-7 3-2 Federer
    No problems holding serve this time for Federer, who's also being watched by new Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
    7/6/2014 2:31:24 PM
    Djokovic 6-7 4-2 Federer*
    Djokovic very much on top in this set, he has no difficulties holding his serve this time and so remains a break up in this set. Federer hasn't really looked like breaking the Serbian's serve yet.
    7/6/2014 2:33:46 PM
    *Djokovic 6-7 4-3 Federer
    They are rattling through these games now, Federer holds his serve with ease once again. Can he find a way back in on Djokovic's serve next game?
    7/6/2014 2:36:03 PM
    *Djokovic 6-7 5-4 Federer
    Both players easily hold their serves and now Djokovic will have the opportunity to serve for the second set. Last chance for Federer to break back.
    7/6/2014 2:42:25 PM
    Djokovic takes the second setDjokovic 6-7 6-4 0-0 Federer*
    Federer gets his first break point of the match, but he can't take it and then Djokovic fires in a couple of booming first serves which make it hard for Federer to get into a rally and the Serbian takes the second set. All square here now.
    7/6/2014 2:47:50 PM
    *Djokovic 6-7 6-4 0-1 Federer
    Regulation hold of serve for Federer to start the third set off, the Swiss perhaps looking a bit more at ease on his own serve now, not battling quite so hard to win it every time now you feel.
    7/6/2014 2:54:07 PM
    Djokovic 6-7 6-4 1-1 Federer*
    Djokovic holds his serve now, winning the game with a sublime double-handed backhand winner across the court that left Federer rooted to spot. Cracking shot.
    7/6/2014 2:55:26 PM
    *Djokovic 6-7 6-4 1-2 Federer
    Federer definitely looking much more assured on his serve now, he wins this game without Djokovic scoring. Now he just has to find a way to break his opponent - hasn't really got close in the match so far (barring the one break point)
    7/6/2014 2:58:51 PM
    *Djokovic 6-7 6-4 3-2 Federer
    No way into Djokovic's serve for Federer, the Serbian holds easily, although the Swiss then proceeds to hold his own serve with ease. Stalemate in the third set so far.
    7/6/2014 3:02:34 PM

    Djokovic's coach Boris Becker looks on 


    7/6/2014 3:04:47 PM
    *Djokovic 6-7 6-4 3-3 Federer
    Federer pushes Djokovic a bit harder on his serve this time, but once again his opponent produces some big serves when under pressure and gets himself out of trouble, coming back from 0-30 down. Federer still no closer to breaking.
    7/6/2014 3:07:47 PM
    Djokovic 6-7 6-4 3-4 Federer*
    Still all on serve in the third, Federer killing the game off with a lovely cross court drop shot. This is some match, although not quite as exhilarating as it was earlier.
    7/6/2014 3:09:07 PM



    7/6/2014 3:12:07 PM
    *Djokovic 6-7 6-4 4-5 Federer
    These two are rattling through this third set, both holding their serve to love. Djokovic now serving to stay in the set - now would be a perfect time for Federer to break his opponent for the first time.
    7/6/2014 3:15:31 PM
    Djokovic 6-7 6-4 5-5 Federer*
    Djokovic holds thanks to a couple of superb passing shots and it stays on serve in this set. Who will blink first?
    7/6/2014 3:18:54 PM
    *Djokovic 6-7 6-4 5-6 Federer
    Federer thinks he has the game won with an ace, but Djokovic reviews it and it was actually just out. The Serbian then forces deuce and gets a break point when Federer hits an attempted passing shot into the net. However he can't take it and is furious with himself. He gets another break point but again can't take it, hitting long. Federer then serves up two aces to close out the game. Djokovic now has to hold serve to force a tie break.
    7/6/2014 3:23:06 PM
    TIE BREAK: Djokovic 6-7 6-4 6-6 Federer
    Djokovic holds with relative ease and we'll have the second tie break of the match. This has been a fantastically even match so far, which man will edge out in front?
    7/6/2014 3:28:58 PM
    Djokovic takes the third set - Djokovic 6-7 6-4 7-6 0-0 Federer*
    Not Federer's best tie break there, he loses it 7-4 and Djokovic leads this match for the first time now, two sets to one up.
    7/6/2014 3:35:03 PM



    7/6/2014 3:36:49 PM
    *Djokovic 6-7 6-4 7-6 1-1 Federer
    Both players win their first service game of the fourth set, Djokovic skidding and slipping over in Federer's. Can the Swiss get back into this match and force a fifth set?
    7/6/2014 3:41:47 PM



    7/6/2014 3:43:05 PM
    Djokovic 6-7 6-4 7-6 2-1 Federer*
    Djokovic easily holds his serve, with Federer playing a couple of loose shots to make things even easier for him.
    7/6/2014 3:46:36 PM
    *Djokovic 6-7 6-4 7-6 3-1 Federer
    Some more sloppy play from Federer sees him go 0-40 down, but he saves three break points to get it back to deuce. However the Serbian has the last laugh as he gets another break point which Federer can't save, hitting it wide. Looks tough for Federer to come back from here.
    7/6/2014 3:49:45 PM
    Djokovic 6-7 6-4 7-6 3-2 Federer*
    Federer breaks back! He looked like he might be out of this match last game, but now it's back on serve. This set has just got lively.
    7/6/2014 3:53:16 PM
    Huge cheer for Roger Federer as he goes up to collect his runners-up trophy. 
    7/6/2014 5:12:48 PM
    Djokovic now holding the trophy aloft as the crowd applaud him.
    7/6/2014 5:13:17 PM
    Federer: "Definitely I felt the love out here again, I've enjoyed myself a lot. See you next year."
    7/6/2014 5:15:44 PM
    Djokovic (on Federer): "He's a great role model and a great champion & I thank him for letting me win today."
    7/6/2014 5:16:31 PM


    7/6/2014 5:21:43 PM

    Djokovic eating grass - obviously... 


    7/6/2014 5:29:18 PM



    7/6/2014 5:29:53 PM
    That's all from me today as we sadly say goodbye to Wimbledon for another year - I hope you can join us again soon for more live sport.
    7/6/2014 5:33:44 PM
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