Djokovic wins Wimbledon, returns to #1
London, Great Britain — HEAD Racquet Rebel Novak Djokovic has returned to the World No. 1 ranking after winning his second Wimbledon title with a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-3 defeat over Roger Federer. Djokovic, who endorses the HEAD Graphene Speed, spent almost four hours securing an exhausting victory against the seven-time champion from Switzerland.
Djokovic missed a set-point in the first set and finally lost in the tie-break but went on to win the next two sets. In the fourth set, Djokovic led 5-2 but was overhauled as Federer levelled at two sets each after saving a match point with his 25th ace. The HEAD player held on though, and claimed his title with a break in the final game to add to his first Wimbledon trophy from 2011. “After the fourth set, it was not easy to recoup the loss and compete well,” said Djokovic, “but I found my energy and was able to win in the fifth set. Quality-wise from the first to the last point, it was the best Grand Slam Final I was a part of,” added the Serb.
In women’s doubles, there was another HEAD victory as Roberta Vinci and partner Sara Errani, defeated fellow HEAD player Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic 6-1, 6-3. “This is unbelievable, there are no words for us,” said Vinci. The winners did not commit even one unforced error in the final and became the fifth team in history to complete the doubles career Grand Slam.
Nenad Zimonjic, who promotes the HEAD Graphene Speed, and partner Samantha Stosur had competed together just once before, but their collective experience was undoubtedly a factor as they combined to claim the 2014 Wimbledon mixed doubles title. They achieved a 6-4, 6-2 triumph over Max Mirnyi and Hao-Ching Chan. Zimonjic is a three-time Major men’s doubles champion and had claimed every other Grand Slam mixed doubles title except Wimbledon. “I’m glad Sam said yes to the partnership,” Zimonjic said. “Glad we took this chance. This is the Slam that I missed.”
At the end of a HEAD to HEAD boy’s singles final, American Noah Rubin held just a slight edge in power and composure over Stefan Kozlov and emerged a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 winner. Kozlov was the tournament’s No. 6 seed, while Rubin - who has only played one other junior event this season, at Roland Garros - was forced to qualify just to take his place in the main draw. Eight wins later, he is a Wimbledon Champion. Taylor Harry Fritz, a third Junior HEAD Racquet Rebel, entered the semi-final against Rubin who beat him in two straight sets.
Two more HEAD players also celebrated a Wimbledon triumph in the girl’s and boy’s doubles. Tami Grende from Indonesia, paired with Qiu Yu Ye, was the winner against Marie Bouzkova and Dalma Galfi. Brazilian Marcelo Zormann and Orlando Lzu won the final against Kozlov and Andrey Rubiev in three strong sets.
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