Novak Djokovic claimed a second Wimbledon title registering one of his best victories in his career, as ehe deafeated seven-times winner Roger Federer 6-7(7) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-7 6-4 in a gripping encounter on Sunday.
The Serb, who has now won seven Grand Slam titles, denied Federer the opportunity to win a record eighth All England Club trophy but was pushed all the way by the Swiss who faced a match point in the fourth set before forcing a decider.
Djokovic eventually wrapped up the contest that will go down as one of the greatest Wimbledon finals in three hours and 56 minutes, falling to the ground in celebration before climbing to the players' box to greet his camp with an emotional embrace.
"I don't know how I managed to do it," said a teary Djokovic, who had lost his last three grand slam finals.
"I want to dedicate this win to a few people, first of all to my future wife and our future baby. I am going to become a father soon and I am still preparing for that.
"To my family and my team for sacrifice a lot of their lives to allow me to live the dream and to my first coach Jelena Gencic, who taught me everything about playing tennis and how to behave. Unfortunately she passed away last year but this is for her."
Federer was magnanimous in defeat and even slightly disbelieving of his own resolve having forced a decider after looking down and out at 5-2 down in the fourth set.
"It was a great final. I can't believe I made it to five, it wasn't looking good for a while," he said.
"Going into a match with Novak, you know it's going to be tough. I can only say congratulations to him. It was an amazing match and an amazing tournament. It's well-deserved."