Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic has won his fourth Wimbledon title and 13th Grand Slam career victory, defeating South African player Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 in the men’s singles final.
Anderson struggled physically at the July 15 match on Center Court after his 6 hour-plus semifinal with American John Isner on July 13.
Djokovic also came through a five-set match — against Spaniard Rafael Nadal — to reach the final, but showed no signs of fatigue.
Djokovic needed 5 hours, 15 minutes to get past Nadal in the semifinal match that stretched over two days and ended on July 14.
Djokovic, 31, hasn’t won a major tournament in more than two years, because of a right elbow injury. He had surgery in February.
Anderson, 32, has never won a major tournament and the match on July 15 was only his second Grand Slam second final. He was the runner-up to Nadal at last year’s U.S. Open.
In the women’s competition, Angelique Kerber of Germany defeated U.S. star Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3 on July 14 to win her first Wimbledon title.
Based on reporting by AP, Reuters, AFP
Source: Radio Free Europe