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.
Novak Djokovic vs Kevin Anderson Wimbledon Final Highlights
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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
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!
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.
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
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!
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
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
Records will tumble
Final Fun Facts
✅ First #Wimbledon men's singles final in the Open Era with two players 30 or older
✅ Anderson can become the first 🇿🇦 to lift the #Wimbledon 🏆
✅ Djokovic, World No. 21, can become the lowest-ranked Slam winner since 2004 #RolandGarros (No. 44 Gaudio) pic.twitter.com/1K6qMcZk6l
— ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) July 15, 2018
Kevin Anderson at Wimbledon
Kevin Anderson's record at Wimbledon:
First appearance: 2008 (lost to Agustin Calleri)
Best showing at Wimbledon: F (2018) and fourth round (2017, 2015, 2014)
Rod Laver's prediction for the final
Legendary Rod Laver has had his say on who he thinks will win the title...
For the #Wimbledon final I am going with @DjokerNole to win a tough contest in 4. Kevin Anderson is a wonderful player with a big heart and he'll fight all the way. But Novak is back to his best so I can't go past him to win.— Rod Laver (@rodlaver) July 15, 2018
And a quick word on @RafaelNadal - he proved to be superhuman at #Wimbledon - to win @rolandgarros and come very close here on grass is truly amazing. Possibly the greatest athlete our sport has ever known.— Rod Laver (@rodlaver) 15 July 2018
Djokovic at All England Club
Novak Djokovic's record at Wimbledon:
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)
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