first_imgAndy Murray’s mother, Judy, paid tribute to world number one Novak Djokovic on Monday after the Serbian tennis ace became the Wimbledon champion for the fifth time in London on Sunday.Novak Djokovic was pushed to the limits in the men’s singles final by 8-time champion Roger Federer on Centre Court with the match lasting nearly five hours, the longest Wimbledon singles final ever played.Djokovic saved two match points to prevail 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) over Federer to match Bjorn Borg’s record of five Wimbledon titles.Judy Murray, who has known Djokovic since he was 11 years old and is very close to him as well, shared a throwback picture of a young Djokovic on court with a tennis racket along with a picture of him kissing the Wimbledon trophy.From to @DjokerNole @Wimbledon murray (@JudyMurray) July 14, 2019Even before the tournament began, Judy Murray had picked Djokovic as her favourite to win the title which ultimately came true.”Everything is about focus because the competition is long. I have been knowing him since he was 11 or 12, Andy and their same aged players. It was amazing to follow his career, we are good friends with his family, his wife and his children now.”It was nice to see the way they played those tournaments until dominating. He is my favorite for a new title,” Judy Murray had said earlier this month.This triumph also earned Djokovic his 16th Grand Slam trophy, moving him closer to the only men ahead of him in tennis history: Federer with 20, and Rafael Nadal with 18.advertisement”Unfortunately in these kinds of matches, one of the players has to lose. It’s quite unreal,” Djokovic said after winning his second Wimbledon title in succession.Djokovic became the first player in the Open Era to win the Wimbledon men’s singles final after being down match point since America’s Robert Falkenburg, who was the first player to achieve the feat in 1948 when he saved three match points and came back to defeat Australia’s John Bromwich.Also Read | Novak Djokovic first player since 1948 to achieve this feat in WimbledonAlso Read | Wimbledon Final 2019: Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in epic final Also Read | Novak Djokovic will not ease up in quest to be greatest: Boris Beckerlast_img

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