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Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic - Wimbledon LIVE

    Djokovic beats Federer to win third Wimbledon title (7-6 6-7 6-4 6-3)

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    7/12/2015 3:22:29 PM
    The pair are in the tunnel and are about to make their way onto court... Not long now
    7/12/2015 12:57:41 PM
    Federer and Djokovic are out in front of a packed Centre Court that includes Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch), Hugh Grant and Bradley Cooper. 

    We'll keep you updated on the celebs in the crowd as per tradition.
    7/12/2015 1:02:05 PM
    Fans favourite Federer has won the toss and decided to serve first. 
    7/12/2015 1:05:31 PM
    Heading into this game Federer has been absolutely imperious - he's only dropped one set during the whole tournament (Djokovic has dropped two), his first serve has been around 70 per cent accurate, he's had just five double faults and he's been on court for more than three hours less than his opponent. 

    Nine hours 58mins compared to 13 hours five mins for Djokovic.
    7/12/2015 1:07:25 PM
    It's meant to rain a little bit later on - at around 3.30pm. 
    7/12/2015 1:08:19 PM
    Here we go. Federer to serve and Djokovic returns out of bounds, 15-0.
    7/12/2015 1:09:52 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic 0-1 Federer*

    It seems as if that service game that was so dominant in beating Murray on Friday has returned for this match. 

    Djokovic is only able to return on one of the four points and Fed wins a quick game quite easily. 
    7/12/2015 1:11:12 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic* 1-1 Federer

    Djokovic holds serve but he was certainly given more trouble than when he was returning, despite being arguably the best returner in the game. 
    7/12/2015 1:15:10 PM

    Djokovic and Federer ahead of the start (Getty Images) 


    7/12/2015 1:16:39 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic 1-2 Federer*

    Federer holds, dropping a couple of points after some impressive returning by the Serb. The Swiss just had a wobble at 30-30 but finished strongly. 
    7/12/2015 1:18:05 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic*2-2 Federer

    Another game that goes to 30-30 but Federer hits a couple of unforced errors, the first a backhand that hits the net and on game point he puts a bit too much juice into a forehand and it goes long. 
    7/12/2015 1:22:59 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic 2-3 Federer*

    No such problem with his service game, however. As he doesn't drop a single point in that game. 80 per cent accuracy on his first serve and he's yet to lose a point on second serve. 

    Like Murray, Djokovic needs Federer to drop his level to have a chance in this match. He's playing at a ridiculously high level at the moment.
    7/12/2015 1:25:09 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic* 2-4 Federer

    FEDERER BREAKS! Wow, poor game from Djokovic who fails to win a single point, hitting an error along the way. Federer looking much better right now. 
    7/12/2015 1:26:59 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic 3-4 Federer*

    DJOKOVIC BREAKS! Huge game from Djokovic who goes deep into his bag of tricks to turn it up a notch and comeback against the Swiss. Couple of brilliant rallies amongst that one as well, impressive stuff from the World No 1 who storms right back into the set.
    7/12/2015 1:30:19 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic* 4-4 Federer

    As quickly as it looked like Federer had taken control of the set Djokovic is back on terms. Impressive couple of games with the Serb barely breaking a sweat; an ace and some highly accurate first serves that Federer never had a chance to return. 
    7/12/2015 1:34:28 PM

    Hugh Grant and Benedict Cumberbatch are in the Royal Box (Getty Images) 


    7/12/2015 1:35:26 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic 4-5 Federer*

    Federer comes back to hold serve, with another couple of aces and even a 120mph second serve in that game. No fuss from the Swiss master.

    This one is going to be so hard to call.
    7/12/2015 1:36:16 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic* 5-5 Federer

    Two aces from Djok to set the tone in that game before a lovely rally earns Federer a point. But the No 1 comes back to take the game easily. This one looks like it's heading for a tie-break, probably a long one at that. 

    Some brilliant tennis so far.
    7/12/2015 1:39:38 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic 5-6 Federer*

    Beautiful stuff from Federer to win that game, couple of lovely drop shots that Djokovic has no answer to. Big game coming up now.
    7/12/2015 1:42:55 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic 6-6 Federer (tie break)

    Novak Djokovic jumps out to an early 3-0 lead...
    7/12/2015 1:45:52 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic 7-6 Federer

    SET DJOKOVIC! Brilliant, two set points down just a game ago Djokovic battles back to take the set relatively easily, taking it 7-1. Djokovic has the first set and perhaps the mental edge going into the next one, until that tie break Federer had been flawless but a his service game just dropped a bit when it really mattered.
    7/12/2015 1:53:50 PM

    Novak Djokovic took the first set after a tie break (Getty Images) 


    7/12/2015 1:57:23 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic* 7-6 1-0 Federer

    Quick game from Djokovic, who has now won 14 of the last 15 points. Massive game coming up for Federer now, he has to impress here. 
    7/12/2015 1:58:44 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic 7-6 1-1 Federer*

    He does. Brilliant first service and he doesn't drop a point, hitting his mark with all of his first serves - Djokovic didn't have a chance at all. 
    7/12/2015 2:00:30 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic* 7-6 2-1 Federer

    On we go as Djokovic again holds without getting into too much trouble. 

    It's not too much of a stretch but I'm predicting another tie break.
    7/12/2015 2:03:36 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic 7-6 2-2 Federer*

    Game Federer but an interesting stat we've just come across, Federer now has 15 unforced errors - including two in that game - to just three(!) to Djokovic. 
    7/12/2015 2:06:37 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic* 7-6 3-2 Federer

    Djokovic digs deep to once again hold serve, saving his third and fourth break points of the match so far. Federer had a couple of chances but Djokovic really came up trumps when he had to on those break points, never giving Federer a chance to take advantage. 

    Scintillating stuff from the pair. The momentum definitely seems to be edging to Djokovic right now.
    7/12/2015 2:10:10 PM

    Roger Federer has had four break points but hasn't been able to convert any of the (Getty Images)


    7/12/2015 2:16:48 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic 7-6 3-3 Federer*

    Federer holds again with more strong serving. He doesn't look like being broken anytime soon but neither does he look like taking a game off of Djokovic. 
    7/12/2015 2:18:56 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic* 7-6 4-3 Federer

    Federer had a bit of trouble getting the ball back in that service game, Djokovic eases out another win. So finely poised at the moment. 
    7/12/2015 2:22:02 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic 7-6 4-4 Federer*

    Another game to the server, Federer only drops one shot (a brilliant winner from Djokovic) but hits a couple of aces along the way. Nothing between these two at all. 
    7/12/2015 2:24:39 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic* 7-6 5-4 Federer

    At the risk of repeating myself, Djokovic easily wins his service game dropping just one point along the way. Both players are serving so well that there isn't a hope of the other breaking a game.
    7/12/2015 2:27:18 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic 7-6 5-5 Federer*

    Huge game from Federer - who had a real wobble with a couple of poor serves in that game, facing a set point! But he fought back brilliantly, with one forehand and volley even earning some applause from the man down the other end.

    7/12/2015 2:29:50 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic* 7-6 6-5 Federer

    What a brilliant, brilliant, brilliant game that was! Federer got to break point and had a real chance to break Djokovic. But the world no 1 fought back and the game eventually went to deuce five times before he could put away the Swiss. 

    Federer made a couple of errors in that game but this is some of the best tennis you are ever likely to see, both players are playing at an unbelievably high level. Stunning. 
    7/12/2015 2:33:54 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic 7-6 6-6 Federer*

    Another Federer wobble but he just about manages to hold on to force another tie break. Djokovic had a couple of opportunities to put that game to bed but didn't rake them.
    7/12/2015 2:45:03 PM

    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic 7-6 6-7 Federer (tie break)

    SET FEDERER: Djokovic had his chances but wasn't able to put it away, this is some of the best tennis that you will ever hope to see. Momentum firmly back with Federer but just sit back and enjoy. 
    7/12/2015 2:45:33 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic 7-6 6-7 0-1 Federer*

    What a contest! Djokovic was leading 15-40 but Federer fought back majestically, saving two break points. That backhand Federer's strongest weapon yet again.
    7/12/2015 3:06:53 PM
    LATEST SCORE: *Djokovic 7-6 6-7 1-1 Federer

    Frustration beginning to creep into Djokovic's game but he holds on there, saving his service game from a break point. 
    7/12/2015 3:15:41 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic 7-6 6-7 2-1 Federer*

    And Djokovic has broken Federer. Massive game for the Serb there. It ended in sloppy smash right at the net which Federer hit wide. Concentration let him down there.
    7/12/2015 3:17:03 PM
    LATEST SCORE: *Djokovic 7-6 6-7 3-1 Federer

    A quick hold of service from Djokovic. Ground staff wait eagerly to put the covers on soon as rain falls down.
    7/12/2015 3:20:09 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic 7-6 6-7 3-2 Federer*

    Federer responds with a quick service game of his own AND THE COVERS ARE COMING ON.
    7/12/2015 3:21:48 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic 7-6 6-7 3-2 Federer*

    And the players are back on. Three minutes of warm up time and we will be back underway.
    7/12/2015 3:37:46 PM
    LATEST SCORE: *Djokovic 7-6 6-7 4-2 Federer

    Djokovic now turning the screw. Is the old Swiss master tiring?
    7/12/2015 3:45:55 PM
    LATEST SCORE: Djokovic 7-6 6-7 4-3 Federer*

    Not quite. Delightful array of shots in that game saw Federer win without Djokovic securing a point. Clash of the titans.
    7/12/2015 3:47:26 PM
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