Novak Djokovic vs Kevin Anderson Wimbledon Final Highlights: Novak Djokovic beats Kevin Anderson

Novak Djokovic vs Kevin Anderson Wimbledon Final Highlights: Djokovic wins his fourth Wimbledon title after beating Kevin Anderson.

By: Sports Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 15, 2018 9:20:14 pm
Novak Djokovic vs Kevin Anderson Live, Wimbledon Live Score Novak Djokovic vs Kevin Anderson Wimbledon Final Highlights: Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon final. (Souce: Reuters)

Novak Djokovic vs Kevin Anderson Wimbledon Final Highlights: Novak Djokovic beat South African eighth seed Kevin Anderson 6-2 6-2 7-6(3) to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title for the fourth time on Sunday. The Serbian won his 13th Grand Slam title, ending a 25-month barren run at the majors.

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Novak Djokovic vs Kevin Anderson Wimbledon Final Highlights

21:20 (IST) 15 Jul 2018
Novak Djokovic wins 13th Grand Slam

It was one way traffic in the Wimbledon final as Novak Djokovic thrashed Kevin Anderson 6-2 6-2 7-6 and claimed his 13th Grand Slam. Full Report -- Djokovic wins 4th Wimbledon title

21:03 (IST) 15 Jul 2018
DJOKOVIC WINS

Novak Djokovic wins the men's singles title at Wimbledon! He beats Kevin Anderson in straight sets 6-2 6-2 7-6 to win his fourth title at Wimbledon. 13th Grand Slam for Djokovic

20:55 (IST) 15 Jul 2018
Wimbledon Live

Third set tiebreaker! Novak Djokovic holds and it's a tiebreak in the third set. Can Djokovic finish the match here? Big moment for Anderson

20:49 (IST) 15 Jul 2018
Wimbledon Final Live Score

Djokovic stretches the third set. But Anderson has a hold and he leads 6-5 in the third set. He has to break to move into the fourth set

20:22 (IST) 15 Jul 2018
Wimbledon Live: Djokovic 6-2, 6-2, 3-4 *Anderson

Ace down the tee and the third set continues to be on the serve. Anderson has holds. Djokovic to serve now

20:14 (IST) 15 Jul 2018
Wimbledon Live: Djokovic 6-2, 6-2, 2-3 *Anderson

Kevin Anderson with a fierce backhand shot deep into the court and Djokovic fails to get the ball back. Keeps the third set on serve

19:54 (IST) 15 Jul 2018
Wimbledon Live: Djokovic* 6-2, 6-2 Anderson

Novak Djokovic serving for a two set lead in the Wimbledon final. Anderson overhits his forehand and it sails long. Been an extremely error filled game by Kevin today and it continues on the second point as he mishits his forehand. Comes back with strong forehand and then a drop half volley. Roars back with a thundering backhand winner down the line. At 30-30, Anderson has Djokovic stretching on the forehand and the down the line attempt is wide. Brings up break point for Anderson. Out of absolute nowhere. It is saved! Anderson moves side to side before his slice goes long. Deuce. Djokovic brings up set point with a glorious backhand down the line and Anderson's desperate run across doesn't result in anything. SECOND SET NOVAK DJOKOVIC! Djokovic forces Anderson into an error and goes off for a toilet break. 

19:44 (IST) 15 Jul 2018
Wimbledon Live: Djokovic* 6-2, 5-1 Anderson

Kevin Anderson finally getting some inroads on the Novak Djokovic serve. Hitting the ball better and matching Djokovic blow-to-blow from the back. Novak brings up game point but goes for too much on the backhand return and it sails long. On deuce, Anderson overhits his forehand. Novak holds with a serve out wide on the backhand and goes behind Anderson on the backhand. 

19:36 (IST) 15 Jul 2018
Wimbledon Live: Djokovic 6-2, 4-1 *Anderson

Double fault by Kevin Anderson brings up two break points for Novak Djokovic. Big serve out wide and it presents a big chance for Anderson to go down the line but he cooks it up a tad too much to send it wide. BREAK! Throws away the ball in utter disgust. Not been his best showing. Thus far. 

19:27 (IST) 15 Jul 2018
Wimbledon Live: Djokovic 6-2, 2-1 *Anderson

Kevin Anderson led 40-15 before multiple errors has Djokovic with another look at getting a break. Djokovic is on the run on deuce and the outstretched backhand is into the tramlines. Woops! Double fault as Kevin goes for a deep second serve. Extensive rally between the two, the longest rally of the match before Djokovic hits the net. Novak looks skywards in frustration. Lovely volley by Anderson and Djokovic's pick up is into the net. HOLD! 

19:17 (IST) 15 Jul 2018
Wimbledon Live: Djokovic 6-2, 1-0 *Anderson

Just like the first set, Kevin Anderson has his serve broken in the very first game. Kevin reckons Novak's backhand has gone long and sends his reply long. But he has challenged already. However, the ball did catch the line and Djokovic breaks!

19:11 (IST) 15 Jul 2018
Wimbledon Live: Djokovic* 6-2 Anderson

Novak Djokovic serving for the opening set. Starts off with an ace. Next up, Anderson with a quick and deep return to the serve and Djokovic shanks it into the net. Poor reply by Anderson on the serve and it is into the net. Anderson goes for the sliced approach shot but it is straight into the net. Brings up two set points for Djokovic. Anderson goes for too much on the forehand and it sails long. Novak Djokovic wins the first set 6-2 in 29 minutes

19:07 (IST) 15 Jul 2018
Wimbledon Live: Djokovic 5-2 *Anderson

Kevin Anderson with an ace down down the centre and he has put the onus on Novak to serve out the first set. Additionally, it would allow Anderson to get the second set underway on his own serve

19:00 (IST) 15 Jul 2018
Wimbledon Live: Djokovic 4-1 *Anderson

Kevin Anderson gets the luck of the net with Djokovic's return sitting up but his reply isn't convincing enough to bother Novak, tries to go for a cross court winner but misses the line. 0-30. Anderson stays in it with his reliable big serve ace. Djokovic with sliding backhands after another and Anderson's forehand charge hits the top of the tape. Brings up two break points. Good approach shot from Anderson but quickly came Djokovic's reply into Kevin's feet, the volley is into the net. DOUBLE BREAK!

18:51 (IST) 15 Jul 2018
Wimbledon Live: Djokovic 2-1 *Anderson

Kevin Anderson gets on the board with a love hold. A 137mph serve during the game to go on to hold with ease. 

18:49 (IST) 15 Jul 2018
Wimbledon Live: Djokovic* 2-0 Anderson

Perfect start for Novak Djokovic on the start. Kevin Anderson sends the forehand long and that's a comfortable hold for Novak

18:45 (IST) 15 Jul 2018
Wimbledon Live: Djokovic 1-0 *Anderson

Kevin Anderson serving first in the match. Tries to go down the line on the backhand but misses and it is 30-30. Loose forehand on the serve return and Anderson sends it long. First game, break point for Novak. Double fault by Anderson. Novak Djokovic breaks!

18:38 (IST) 15 Jul 2018
Players on court

Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson are on court for the Wimbledon final. Roof is open, bright sunshine in London. Temperature nearing 30 degrees

18:31 (IST) 15 Jul 2018
Head-to-head

Djokovic leads the head-to-head 5-1 against Anderson. The Serb has won their last five meetings.

June 2015 - Wimbledon (R16) - Djokovic won 6-7, 6-7, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5

March 2012 - Indian Wells (R32) - Djokovic won 6-2, 6-3

June 2011 - Wimbledon (R64) - Djokovic won 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

May 2011 - Madrid Masters (R32) - Djokovic won 6-3, 6-4

March 2011 - Miami Masters (QF) - Djokovic won 6-4, 6-2

May 2008 - Miami Masters (R64) - Anderson won 7-6, 3-6, 6-4

18:16 (IST) 15 Jul 2018
Records will tumble
17:48 (IST) 15 Jul 2018
Kevin Anderson at Wimbledon

Kevin Anderson's record at Wimbledon:

Record: 15-10

First appearance: 2008 (lost to Agustin Calleri)

Titles: 0

Best showing at Wimbledon: F (2018) and fourth round (2017, 2015, 2014)

17:45 (IST) 15 Jul 2018
Rod Laver's prediction for the final

Legendary Rod Laver has had his say on who he thinks will win the title...

17:15 (IST) 15 Jul 2018
Djokovic at All England Club

Novak Djokovic's record at Wimbledon:

Record: 61-10

First appearance: 2005 (beat Juan Monaco)

Titles: 3 (2011, 2014 and 2015)

Previous finals: def. Nadal 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-1, 6-3 (in 2011)

lost to Murray 4-6, 5-7, 4-6 (in 2013)

def. Federer 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 (2014)

def. Federer 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 (2015)

16:04 (IST) 15 Jul 2018
Wimbledon final live

Hello and Good Evening! Welcome to our live coverage of the Wimbledon final between Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson. A big serving Anderson against one of the best returners on tour in Djokovic. Unlikely to be a marathon that the two had faced in their semi-final. Anderson pushed to over six and a half hours by John Isner. While, Djokovic and Nadal played a five-hour marathon with 10-8 in the fifth set

Novak Djokovic vs Kevin Anderson Live, Wimbledon Live Score Kevin Anderson will play Novak Djokovic looking for his first grand slam title. (Source: AP)

In five-setter events such as Wimbledon, two factors play a key role - fatigue and fitness. In two days of competition on Friday and Saturday, two of the longest Wimbledon semi-finals were played with Kevin Anderson edging John Isner in six hours and 35 minutes. With the match extending beyond anyone's expectation, the Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal semi-final went the distance as well, while moving into the new day, before the Serb won 10-8 in the final set with the clock reading five hours and 14 minutes at the end. "I'll just have to accept the circumstances," Djokovic said, "and try to recover as best as I can."