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Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in 5-set Wimbledon final, returns to No. 1

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    Novak Djokovic plays a return to Roger Federer during their men's singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon on Sunday in London.

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    U.S actor Samuel L. Jackson, right, kisses Elsa Pataky as he arrives in the Royal Box prior to the men's singles final between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Novak Djokovic of Serbia on centre court at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Sunday July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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    Roger Federer of Switzerland shouts after winning a point during the men's singles final against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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    Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a return to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their men's singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Sunday July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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LONDON — Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by holding off the Swiss star in five sets Sunday.

Djokovic wasted a 5-2 lead in the fourth set but held on for a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4 victory that returns the Serbian player to the No. 1 ranking.

Djokovic had a match point at 5-4 in the fourth set, but Federer saved that with an ace and forced a fifth set.

In the last set, Djokovic broke with the help of four mistakes by Federer to seal the win.

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