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Djokovic beats Federer to win his third Wimbledon title

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TENNIS – Novak Djokovic lifted the third Wimbledon title and the ninth Grand Slam title of his career after beating Roger Federer in four sets with 7-6(1) 6-7(10) 6-4 6-3. Djokovic ties Federer 20-20 in their 40 head-to-hea dmatches but he leads 2-1 in Grand Slam finals and 7-6 in Grand Slam matches. Diego Sampaolo

 

Federer, who played his 10th Wimbledon final and his 26th Grand Slam final, held serve to love. Djokovic responded by holding his own serve. Federer earned three break points in the sixth game and broke on his first break point chance for 4-2 as Djokovic made a backhand error. Djokovic brought up two break points and broke back with a backhad pass.

Federer earned a set point opportunity but he did not convert it when he sent a backhand wide. The seven-time Wimbledon champion brought up a second set point but Djokovic saved it with an ace.

Djokovic won the 12th game with an ace forcing the first set to the tie-break. Djokovic stormed out to a 5-1 lead and earned five set points as Federer made a series of errors and converted the first opportunity after 45 minutes as Federer made a double fault.

In the second set  Federer could not convert on his two break point chances. Djokovic held his serve for 3-2 on serve. Djokovic earned a set point on Federer’s serve but he failed to convert it when he sent his forehand long. Federer held his serve for 5-5.

Federer earned a break point chance with a forehand error but committed his 20th error of the match and failed to convert it. Djokovic held his serve for 6-5 after a eight-minute game.

Djokovic raced out to a 6-3 lead in the tie-break but Federer saved three set points to draw level to 6-6. Federer earned a set point at 8-7 but Djokovic saved it for 8-8 with a 119 mph ace down the middle. Federer saved a total of set points in the second set to draw level to 10-all. Federer earned a set point at 11-10 when Djokovic made a forehand error and converted it to seal the second set in 66 minutes with a backhand volley.

In the third set Federer brought up a break point chance in the second game but he did not convert it. Djokovic broke serve in the third game for 2-1 as Federer made a forehand error. Federer held his serve for 2-3 before the match was suspended because of rain.

The match resumed after twenty minutes. Djokovic held his serve to love to wrap up the set after 32 minutes. Both players held their serve until the fifth game when Djokovic broke serve for 3-2 when Federer hit a backhand error. Federer fended off two break points to hold his serve in the sixth game.

Djokovic held his serve in the 8th game for 5-3 before breaking Federer for the second time in the fourth set with an inside-out forehand winner on the championship point to seal the win with a forehand winner. Djokovic defended his title won last year against Federer in an epic five-set match with 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-7 6-4.

Djokovic broke Federer four times and saved six of the seven break points he faced.

After the match Djokovic plucked some grass and put it in his mouth

“It tasted very good this year. I don’t know what the groundspeaople have done, but they have done a great job. It’s a little tradition. As a kid, I was dreaming of winning Wimbledon, and as every child, you dream to do something crazy when you actually achieve it, if you achieve it, and that was one of the things”, said Djokovic.

The two tennis legends met for the 40th time in their careers and for the third time at Wimbledon. Djokovic has now drawn level to 20-20. Apart from the 2014 final, Djokovic and Federer met in the 2012 semifinal where Federer prevailed before winning his seventh Wimbledon title.

Djokovic brought his total of Grand Slam titles to nine Trophies.

With today’s triumph at the All-England Club Djokovic equalled his coach Boris Becker who won three times in 1985, 1986 and 1989.

“We managed to find the right chemistry and he has contributed a lot. This is trophy equally as mine”, said Djokovic

“It’s always a great privilege playing against Roger. He has done so much for our sport. He is someone all players from my generation look up to. I was aware coming on that Roger was going to push me to the limits. These particular matches you work all your life for. He makes you push your limits. He makes you work hard and earn every single point. He is not going to hand you the match”, said Djokovic

Federer, who would have become the oldest player to win at Wimbledon in the Open Era and the third oldest player to win a Grand Slam after Ken Rosewall and Andres Gimeno, paid tribute to Djokovic for his consistency during the season. “Novak not only played well the past two weeks, but through the year. I had my chances in the first set. I had my chances in the first set being up a break but I was lucky to win the second set. I feel very hungry and motivated to keep playing. It has been an hour and a privilege to play here but Novak was very good today.

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Kyle Edmund Confirms Split With Coach After Early Exit In Chengdu

It is a turbulent time for the former Australian Open semi-finalist.

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Kyle Edmund’s recent lull in form is showing no signs of letting up after he crashed out in the first round of the Chengdu Open in China.

 

The seventh seed could only win five games during his 6-2, 6-3, loss to Chile’s Christian Garin. A player ranked just one spot below him in the ATP rankings at 33rd. During the 72-minute encounter, Edmund won 50% of his service points compared to his opponents tally of 75%. He was also broken two consecutive times in both sets.

“I think it’s my best match this year on hard court for sure,” Garin told atptour.com. “Kyle is a tough opponent to face in the first round, so I’m very happy with the way I played.”

Edmund has now lost four consecutive matches on the tour dating back to the Rogers Cup in August. Something that last occurred during the European clay-court swing of the tour earlier this year. However, two of those losses were to rising star Daniil Medvedev, who has won more matches than any other ATP player so far in 2019.

Shortly after his exit from Chengdu, Edmund confirmed that he has parted ways with coach Mark Hilton. A former professional tennis player who reached the second round of the 2004 Wimbledon Championships. The two officially ended their partnership last week.

Until a replacement is found, Edmund will be guided in Asia by Colin Beecher. Beecher had worked with Edmund in the past and is the former captain of the British Fed Cup team. The 48-year-old is also currently working with Dan Evans, who is also without a permanent coach.

Evans faired better on the first day of competition in Chengdu. Taking on Chinese world No.222 Bai Yan, he battled to a 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(4), victory after two-and-a-half hours of play. Evans was down a break twice in the decider before fighting back to clinch victory. He will play Grigor Dimitrov in the fourth round.

Evans has now recorded 36 wins in 2019 compared to 17 for Edmund. Although Edmund has been hampered by a knee issue in recent months.

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga becomes the first player to win four titles in Metz

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga came back from one set down to beat Slovena’s Aljaz Bedene 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 after becoming the first player to win four titles at the Moselle Open in Metz.

 

Tsonga becomes the ninth French winner in the past eleven editions of the Metz ATP 250 tournament. Since Gael Monfils’s triumph in 2009 David Goffin and Peter Gojowczyk are the only non French players to win the Moselle Open.

Tsonga, who made his come-back from a seven-month lay-off due to a left knee injury at last year’s edition of the Metz tournament, held each of his 17 service games and dropped just four first serve points.

The first set went on serve without break points en route to the tie-break. Bedene opened up a 4-0 lead en route to winning the tie-break 7-4 after 57 minutes.

Tsonga saved the only break point of the second set which came down to the tie-break. Tsonga won the tie-break 7-4 to force the match to the decider.

Tsonga claimed the first break in the second game of the third set to race out to a 3-0 lead. Bedene saved two break points in the fourth game and one more chance in the sixth game but he he held his serve at deuce. Tsonga never looked back in his service games and closed out the match on his first championships point with a crosscourt forehand winner.

Tsonga has won 10 of his 18 trophies on French soil.

“Mentally I was very strong. I served really well when I needed to. The match was not easy at all. Aljaz was playing really well and it was a long match. I am definitely happy to win here again. It was a very difficult match. I stayed calm, focused on doing the basics well and waited for the right moment to change the rallies. ”,said Tsonga.

 Bedene beat two seeded players Gilles Simon and Benoit Paire to reach his first final since Buenos Aires last February.

“I only dropped serve twice this week, so that is probably the best serving week of my career. I had chances today, I had a set, 4-3 and a break point. He served well and I picked the wrong side, but it was close and it could have gone either way. I am disappointed. I wanted to win, but I am also happy with the week”, said Bedene.

 

 

 

 

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In-Form Daniil Medvedev Conquers St Petersburg

The world No.4 produced a dominant display to clinch his first ever ATP trophy on home soil.

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Rapidly rising star Daniil Medvedev produced an emphatic display to become the first Russian man to win the St Petersburg Open since 2004.

 

The world No.4 brushed aside Croatia’s Borna Coric 6-3, 6-1, to clinch his third ATP trophy of 2019. Medvedev was in clinical form against Coric from the onset as he dropped only eight points behind his serve and broke four times in total. The only negative to Medvedev’s performance was his unforced error count of 21, which was more than twice the number of winners he produced (nine).

“I’m really happy, my style is more to hide my emotions, but it was hard not to scream with joy,” Medvedev said during his on-court interview.
“I am really very happy, and thank you very much for your (the crowd) support, today was a full house.’
“I won’t list all the people to whom I would like to devote this victory to because even if my tennis is where I am now (in fourth place in the world), all this would have been impossible without many people.”

Sunday’s victory continues what is a remarkable run for the 23-year-old, who has reached the final of five consecutive tournaments on the ATP Tour. During the Summer Medvedev clinched his maiden Masters title in Cincinnati and then finished runner-up to Rafael Nadal at the US Open. He has now recorded 54 wins this season. More than any other player on the tour so far this year.

Medvedev’s surge in form is one that has impressed Coric, who was playing this week for the first time since withdrawing from the last grand slam of the season due to a back issue. St Petersburg was the first final Coric has contested since October 2018.

“Naturally, he picked up the keys to my game. He was better in absolutely everything and did everything much better than me.” Coric analyzed during his press conference.
“I tried everything I could, all the tactics and everything I could think of. Nothing more to say here. He had the answers to all my questions. He played just incredible.”

Medvedev has now won 24 out of his last 27 matches played and claimed 56 out of 68 sets played. He is the fourth Russian to win the St Petersburg title and first since Mikhail Youzhny back in 2004.

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