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Djokovic beats Federer in epic Wimbledon final: How the sports world reacted

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Djokovic fends off Federer to win fifth Wimbledon title (3:31)

Novak Djokovic needs five sets to defeat Roger Federer and win his 16th grand slam title. (3:31)

LONDON -- After four hours and 55 minutes of sensational tennis -- the longest final in Wimbledon history -- Novak Djokovic retained his crown at the All England Club with a 7-6(5), 1-6, 7-6(4), 4-6, 13-12(3) victory against Roger Federer.

It took 68 games, 421 points and three tie-breakers, but Djokovic is the 2019 Wimbledon champion.

Here's how the sports world reacted:

Who's ready for some tennis?

After Djokovic dropped the second set, things picked up again midway through the third frame:

The tension ... we were all feeling it!

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Federer wins 35-shot rally

Facing a break point, Roger Federer wins a 35-shot rally against Novak Djokovic.

From Mirka Federer, to pretty much everyone watching around the world, Sunday's final had fans on the edge of their seats:

Djokovic clinches the win

And finally ...

Can't the Big Three play forever?