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Wimbledon win could spark another era of Djokovic dominance

Will Novak Djokovic be satisfied after completing his comeback with a Wimbledon victory? Don't bet on that. The now 13-time Grand Slam winner is poised to dominate the game yet again.

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Djokovic wins 2018 Wimbledon men's title

Novak Djokovic wins his fourth Wimbledon title and 13th overall major championship after beating Kevin Anderson in straight sets.


Djokovic hoping to take confidence from Wimbledon to New York

ESPN's Chris McKendry and Brad Gilbert sit down with Novak Djokovic after his 2018 Wimbledon singles title win.


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ICYMI at Wimbledon: Djokovic's son steals the show

Yes, Novak Djokovic was crowned Wimbledon champion for the fourth time, but it was his 3-year-old son Stefan who melted people's hearts after the men's final.

Anderson takes inspiration from marathon run at Wimbledon

Kevin Anderson's Wimbledon final against Novak Djokovic proved a match too far for the South African, but he will head toward next month's US Open with a career-high ranking and renewed belief in himself.

Djokovic congratulated by son Stefan

2018 Wimbledon men's champion Novak Djokovic was greeted with a hug by his son Stefan after his win over Kevin Anderson.


Djokovic: First time in my life I've had someone screaming "Daddy Daddy"

After winning his fourth Wimbledon spoke about his son being allowed onto Centre Court to celebrate his victory with him.


Djokovic receives royal congratulations

Novak Djokovic got to chat with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, after securing his fourth Wimbledon singles title.


Anderson thanks his team and South African fans

After losing the 2018 Wimbledon men's final to Novak Djokovic, Kevin Anderson says he hopes his performance can still be an inspiration to future generations of South African tennis players.


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Reaction: Men's final

Djokovic eases to 13th major win

Nico Pereira recaps Novak Djokovic's straightforward win over Kevin Anderson to claim his first major in two years.


Anderson: Incredibly proud to make top five

Kevin Anderson says he's come out of Wimbledon with a lot of positives, having reached the finals and moved up to a career-high fifth in the world rankings.


Djokovic finishes off Anderson to win 4th Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic wins his 13th major championship after defeating Kevin Anderson for the 2018 Wimbledon men's title.


Wimbledon: Around the grounds


Novak Djokovic, Wimbledon champion, displays the trophy from the south-west balcony.

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Wimbledon: Women's final

Lost amid the Serena fairy-tale story ... the Kerber fairy-tale story

Serena Williams was the talk of the town, and rightfully so. That was until Angelique Kerber hit her way to the Wimbledon championship.

The royals were in the house, but the tennis kingdom was still Serena's

Rarely has there been such a direct connection between the Royal Box and a player on Centre Court, but the friendship between Meghan Markle and Serena Williams shone brightly on women's finals day.

Kerber defeats Serena in straight sets for Wimbledon title

Angelique Kerber tops Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3 to win her third career major.


Wimbledon: Women's final reaction

Kerber: I've always dreamed of this moment

Angelique Kerber reflects on her stunning 6-3 6-3 win over 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams for her first Wimbledon title.


Kerber meets Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton after win

2018 Wimbledon women's champion Angelique Kerber was congratulated by duchesses Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton after the German's win over Serena WIlliams.


Kerber: One of the best moments of my career

2018 Wimbledon women's champion Angelique Kerber was happy that she could win her first title at the All England Club against Serena Williams.


Serena: 'I'm literally just getting started'

Serena Williams reflects on her Wimbledon journey and what lies ahead after losing to Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon final.


Serena Williams: My journey has just begun

Serena Williams reflects on her two weeks at Wimbledon after losing to Angelique Kerber in the women's final.


Reax: More from Day 12

ICYMI at Wimbledon: Kerber triumphs; the Duchesses come to visit

Angelique Kerber claimed her first Wimbledon title, the Duchesses were in the house and the men's semifinals are finally over! Here's what went down on Day 12 at Wimbledon.

Make no mistake: Serena Williams is back

Her 24th major title seems like just a matter of time

Bryan, Sock claim Wimbledon men's doubles title

Mike Bryan and Jack Sock defeat Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus to win the 2018 Wimbledon men's doubles title.


Wimbledon: Djokovic topples Nadal

From hardship to heroics, the Novak Djokovic comeback story continues

Down and out no more, Novak Djokovic produced another magical performance against his greatest rival, one that brought him closer to recapturing Wimbledon glory.

Djokovic: You live for these kind of matches

Novak Djokovic spoke after his Wimbledon semi-final victory over Rafael Nadal, advancing to his 22nd major final.


Nadal: Today was for Djokovic

Rafael Nadal is visibly upset after coming up short against his rival Novak Jokovic in the men's semifinal at Wimbledon.


Djokovic finishes off Nadal to earn spot in Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic earns the winning point against Rafael Nadal to set up a showdown with Kevin Anderson in the Wimbledon final.


Djokovic takes frustrations out on racquet

After losing a point to Rafael Nadal, a frustrated Novak Djokovic strikes his racquet against his foot multiple times.


Serena Williams

A mother's will: Serena's run at Wimbledon

Balancing being a new mom and dominating on the grass courts, Serena Williams is building upon her legacy. Tom Rinaldi tells the story.


Serena on cusp of 8th Wimbledon title

Serena Williams dominates at Wimbledon, having won seven titles. Check out all of her championships on the grass courts.


Anderson wins epic match

Do the sensible thing and implement final-set tiebreakers

Bring on the 'breaker. There is simply no great purpose in an era of grueling tennis to have players competing with no end in sight.

Isner-Anderson: A match you learned to love, hate, then love all over again

Records fell, people came and went, but by the end of 6 1/2 exhausting hours of heavy metal tennis, Tom Hamilton learned to love one of the most extraordinary duels in Wimbledon history.

Anderson beats Isner in 6½-hour match, on to Wimbledon final

Kevin Anderson needs 6 hours and 36 minutes to take down John Isner and earn a spot in Wimbledon's final round.


Anderson to Wimbledon final after marathon semifinal

ESPN's Nicolas Pereira and Tom Hamilton review the 6-hour, 36-minute men's semifinal, where Kevin Anderson came out victorious.


Isner: Stinks to lose, but I gave it everything I had

John Isner says he's proud of his performance, after losing to Kevin Anderson in a 6-hour, 36-minute semifinal at Wimbledon.


Anderson: Isner has pushed me throughout my career

Kevin Anderson was full of praise for opponent John Isner after the South African came out the victor in the longest semifinal in Wimbledon history.


Oh, About the Other Semifinal ...

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Djokovic wins third set over Nadal before play is suspended

Novak Djokovic takes a 2-1 set lead over Rafael Nadal after a lengthy rally before play is suspended for the night.


ICYMI at Wimbledon: A looooong semifinal and unfinished business highlight wild day

Take a deep breath. Marathons, roofs, records, controversy. Wimbledon had it all Friday in a day we won't soon forget.

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For the U.S. women, success on the tennis court starts yesterday

More and more, the U.S. women are stringing together solid results, and you can chalk that up to a new, improved developmental program.

Want to see tennis with a smile on its face? Catch some mixed doubles

The pro tennis circuit can be intense, so the sometimes joyful, often relaxed and always unpredictable world of mixed doubles is a breath of fresh air at Grand Slams.

How artificial intelligence is changing Wimbledon

ESPN's Tom Hamilton is joined by IBM Client & Programme Executive Sam Seddon to discuss how artificial intelligence is revolutionizing Wimbledon.


Wimbledon: Men's quarterfinals recap

Timeline: This Wimbledon was built in a day

Men's quarterfinals day always promised to be an epic afternoon at Wimbledon -- and it duly delivered. It was a day many will remember for a long time to come.

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Roger Federer fell, but he can get back up

Roger Federer was a point away from a tidy, straight-set victory over Kevin Anderson in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Then everything came apart.

Nadal, del Potro share memorable embrace after dramatic match

After Rafael Nadal defeats Juan Martin del Potro in 5 sets, the 2-time Wimbledon champ hops the net to give his friend del Potro a hug.


Del Potro ends epic rally with diving winner

Juan Del Potro finishes a 23-shot rally with Rafael Nadal with a diving shot for the point.


Nadal chase ends in spectator's lap

Rafael Nadal ends up in the first row while chasing down an overhead slam by Juan Martin del Potro.


Del Potro delivered sandwich during match

Juan Martin del Potro requests a sandwich from his coach during his match against Rafael Nadal.


Djokovic gets in heated argument with umpire

Novak Djokovic challenges the umpire after receiving a code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct after scraping his racquet on the grass.


Nishikori's tweener sets up cross-court winner

Kei Nishikori stuns Novak Djokovic by returning his shot with a between-the-legs swat to extend the rally.


Wimbledon: Men's quarterfinals

The Novak Djokovic show rolls into the Wimbledon semifinals

The mean face, the shouts, the antics ... oh, and his play, have Novak Djokovic in his first Grand Slam semifinal in two years.

ICYMI at Wimbledon: Epic matches, England Cup dreams and stars galore

The dramatic quarterfinal clash between Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro capped an epic Day 9 at Wimbledon. Here's a recap of what you might have missed.

Djokovic trains with son

Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena helped son Stefan with his forehand during Thursday's practice session at the Wimbledon.


Federer bows out, Nadal and Djokovic set for semifinal clash

ESPN's Nicolas Pereira breaks down a wild day of men's quarterfinal action at Wimbledon, which saw Roger Federer ousted in five sets against Kevin Anderson.


Patrick McEnroe: We'll remember this day 50 years from now

ESPN's Chris McKendry, Patrick McEnroe and Brad Gilbert look back on an 'unforgettable' day of men's quarterfinal action at Wimbledon.


How Anderson pulled off his comeback win vs. Federer

ESPN's Patrick McEnroe and Brad Gilbert point to Kevin Anderson's composure and will as the catalysts in his five-set comeback against Roger Federer.



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Wimbledon: Latest player interviews

Federer: Disappointed I couldn't take my chances today

Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer laments his missed chances but credits his opponent for his consistency and high level of play.


Nadal: I'm happy with the way I survived big points

Rafael Nadal praises Juan Martin del Potro for taking him to the limit in his five-set win over the Argentine.


Djokovic: Feels great to be back in the last four at a Slam

Novak Djokovic discusses what it means to return to the Wimbledon semifinals and the cause of his frustrations with the chair umpire in the second set.


Del Potro: Rafa always digs a little deeper than others

Juan Martin del Potro lamented his inability to take chances, but also credited Rafael Nadal for making things difficult following their five-set thriller.


Isner: This is by far the best I've played in a major

No. 9 seed John Isner says he's elated to be in the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time after playing some of his best major tournament tennis.


Anderson: I kept telling myself today was going to be my day

An emotional Kevin Anderson says he never lost hope, after coming back from two sets down to defeat Roger Federer in a thrilling quarterfinal.


Wimbledon: Manic Monday recap

One person, 16 matches? It's just another Manic Monday

Six courts, 16 matches, one man dressed as a trophy, eight hours of running among Wimbledon's famous lawns -- Tom Hamilton surveys Manic Monday in all its glory.

Manic Monday breakdown: Key moments & stats from every match

Missed any of the 16 matches across men's and women's singles on Monday at Wimbledon? We've got you covered.

Fan dressed as Wimbledon trophy upstaged by Pat Cash

Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash crashes an interview between ESPN's Tom Hamilton and a creatively clad fan.


Serena Williams: I would hope Olympia doesn't play tennis

Serena Williams said she hopes her daughter Olympia pursues other sports, because of the sacrifices required and the comparisons that would be made to her.


Tom Hamilton takes in all 16 Manic Monday matches

ESPN's Tom Hamilton takes on the daunting task of trying to make it to all 16 Manic Monday matches. See how he fared!


Wimbledon: Clips of the Day

Serena: It's empowering to play against a fellow working mom

Serena Williams shares what it was like facing another mom for a spot in the Wimbledon quarterfinals following her win over Evgeniya Rodina.


Pliskova hits back at reporter's top-10 question

No. 7 seed Karolina Pliskova refuses to answer a question on the Wimbledon women's quarterfinals not having a single top-10 seed after her loss to Kiki Bertens.


Serena cruises to Wimbledon quarterfinals

Serena Williams records 10 aces en route to defeating Evgeniya Rodina in straight sets.


Nadal moves on to Wimbledon quarterfinals

Rafael Nadal takes down Jiri Vesely in straight sets to advance at Wimbledon.


Del Potro slams racquet on the ground, against his head

During his match against Gilles Simon, Juan Martin del Potro's frustrations boil over as he slams his racquet on the ground and later against his head.


From Centre Court to the International Space Station

Commander Drew Feustel floats in for a one-of-a-kind interview to discuss what it's like taking in the action at the All England Club from space.


Federer on to 16th career Wimbledon quarterfinal

Roger Federer beats Adrian Mannarino in three sets to advance at Wimbledon.


Final top-10 seed Pliskova out at Wimbledon

No. 7 seed Karolina Pliskova becomes the last of the top 10 in the women's draw to fall at Wimbledon after losing to Kiki Bertens.


Day 6: Upsets Continue

Winning Su-Wei-style: Hsieh stuns Halep in her own fashion

The 32-year-old has been a Wimbledon doubles champ, but few expected her to add the world No. 1 and top seed to the list of high-profile departures in the women's singles tournament.

De Minaur learns from -- and impresses -- the greats despite Wimbledon defeat to Nadal

Alex de Minaur walked out onto Centre Court for the first time Saturday unsure of what to expect. He left knowing it is exactly where he wants to be: playing the big players on big courts.

Nadal rolls, Halep stunned on Day 6 at Wimbledon

ESPN's Nicolas Pereira recaps an exciting Day 6, which included yet another upset on the women's side.


ICYMI: Saturday Recap

Centre Court jeers bring best out of Djokovic

Few players thrive on adversity quite like Novak Djokovic, and the three-time Wimbledon champion embraced his role of pantomime villain against Britain's last singles hope, Kyle Edmund.

Del Potro turns up the heat to reach last 16

The Argentine was in irrepressible form against Benoit Paire on a trying day for those on and off court.

ICYMI at Wimbledon: Halep out, Djokovic plays spoiler

Wimbledon's first week is officially in the books, and it concluded in dramatic fashion. Here's the best from Day 6 at the All England Club.

Flashback: The 2008 men's final

Shining in the dark: Federer-Nadal Wimbledon final of 2008 took tennis to new heights

Even amidst one of tennis' best rivalries, the 2008 Wimbledon final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal stands apart as not only their fiercest fight but also arguably the greatest match ever played.

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"Federer-Nadal was more like Frazier-Ali than a tennis match"

Chris Fowler revisits his seat on Centre Court for the 2008 men's final to recount his memories of one of the greatest matches of all time.


Remembering the epic 2008 Wimbledon final

The 2008 Wimbledon final between Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal is considered one of the best tennis matches ever.


How Federer, Nadal have reinvented themselves since 2008

ESPN's Nicolas Pereira and Patrick McEnroe examine Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's continued dominance 10 years after their epic Wimbledon final.


Federer & Nadal remember the 2008 Wimbledon final

Rafael Nadal and Roger reflected on their epic 2008 Wimbledon Championship final, where the Spaniard won 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (8), 9-7.


Kvitova stunned

Kvitova: I was my own worst enemy today

No. 8 seed Petra Kvitova reflects on what led to her stunning, first-round exit to unseeded Aliaksandra Sasnovich.


Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will not be broken

The first question Czech tennis ace Petra Kvitova asked after her hand was slashed in a violent attack was: Will I play at Wimbledon again? Now, 18 months later, she's aiming for her third Grand Slam title.

Serena Williams

Seeding Serena Williams is not only the best thing for Serena - it's the best thing for tennis fans

Williams has more than earned the 'unfair' advantage.

Serena's daughter is ready for Wimbledon

Alexis Olympia is excited for Wimbledon to start. She's already eyeing the grass her mom is determined to tear up.

Serena talks fitness, decision to stop breast-feeding

Serena Williams reflects on how her body has adjusted since she stopped breast-feeding at the recommendation of her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou.


The BODY ISSUE turns 10

The Body Issue 2018

Ten years, hundreds of thousands of images -- and we're just getting started. This year 16 athletes join the revered ranks of Body Issue stars, and there are, as always, too many awe-inspiring moments to count.

Remember when Serena Williams posed in 2009? See photos from years past

Explore nine years of iconic images, all dedicated to the power of the athletic form.

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French Open

Same result, different day for French Open champion Rafael Nadal

It certainly doesn't surprise us that Rafael Nadal continues to dominate the French Open, but that doesn't mean this one, his 11th championship in Paris, wasn't special.

ICYMI: Rafa rolls to another title

ICYMI at French Open: Rafael Nadal continues old-man domination trend on tour

In with the old, out with the new. It's not supposed to be that way, unless it's the ATP Tour and your names are Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

By the numbers: Rafael Nadal 86-2 at Roland Garros

Here are some of the numbers from Rafael Nadal's clay-court season, which culminated in the Spaniard winning a record 11th French Open title on Sunday.

Halep wins French Open

Simona Halep always expected to be a Grand Slam champ, and now she is

You know what they say about the longer you wait, the more it means. Simona Halep found that out by winning the French Open, her first major title.

A few tactical changes made all the difference for Simona Halep

Simona Halep was losing badly in Saturday's French Open final, and that was probably the best thing that could have happened to her.

Halep wins 2018 French Open

ESPN's Nicolas Pereira recaps World No. 1 Simona Halep's first Grand Slam title after she defeated Sloane Stephens in the 2018 French Open.


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