Novak Djokovic vs Kevin Anderson Highlights, Wimbledon Men's Final: Novak Djokovic Beats Kevin Anderson To Lift 4th Wimbledon Title
Wimbledon Men's Final highlights, Novak Djokovic vs Kevin Anderson Tennis Match: Novak Djokovic became the lowest-ranked champion since Goran Ivanisevic in 2001 to lift the title for the fourth time.
Novak Djokovic powered to his fourth Wimbledon title with a 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3) rout of South Africa's Kevin Anderson in Wimbledon final. Djokovic is a Grand Slam champion for the first time since winning the 2016 French Open. It is the 31-year-old Serb's first Wimbledon crown since 2015, making the world number 21 the lowest ranked man to win at the All England Club since Goran Ivanisevic in 2001. Djokovic's 13th Grand Slam title puts him fourth on the all-time list of male major winners, with Roger Federer leading the way on 20.
Highlights Between Novak Djokovic vs Kevin Anderson, Wimbledon Men's Singles Final
21:05 IST: Thank you for joining us for the live blog.
21:00 IST: AND IT IS DONE!! Novak Djokovic beats Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6(7/3) to lift the title for the fourth time!
20:59 IST: Second championship point for Djokovic.
20:55 IST: Djokovic is leading Anderson 4-1 in the tie-breaker.
20:52 IST: Game Djokovic! Djokovic holds his serve to draw level at 6-6 against Anderson in the third set. We head for tie-breaker now.
20:51 IST: Anderson has forced a third deuce as Djokovic is fighting to hold his serve and set.
20:44 IST: Game Anderson! Djokovic trails Anderson 5-6 in a tense third set battle. Anderson has definitely upped his game against the 12th seed.
20:40 IST: Game Djokovic! The Serbian survives a major scrae to make it 5-5 in the third set. How much does he has to go through to lift his fourth title.
20:35 IST: Djokovic saves break and set point with a brilliant drop shot. It is deuce now.
20:32 IST: Game Anderson! After 37 minutes of play in the third set, Anderson leads Djokovic 5-4.
20:27 IST: And Djokovic holds his serve after a small scare! It is 4-4 in the third set, we are yet to see a break in the third set.
20:26 IST: Djokovic saves his service break, forces a deuce. Anderson is not impressed with himself. Advantage Djokovic as he outplays Anderson with a beautiful cross court shot.
20:22 IST: Game Anderson! Novak Djokovic 3-4 Kevin Anderson.
20:19 IST: ACE! Kevin Anderson is picking up steam in the third set.
20:14 IST: Game Anderson! For the first time, Anderson has won 3 three games in the match. It seems Djokovic has to produce his A-game in order to ease past the South Africa as he is just not giving up! Djokovic 2-3 Anderson in the third set.
20:10 IST: Game Djokovic! So far, it is neck and neck in the third set as the Serbian serves an ace to make it 2-2 in the third set.
20:05 IST: Game Anderson!! The South African is not allowing the Serbian to take any sort of advantage in the third set, holds his serve to take 2-1 lead against Djokovic in the third set.
20:03 IST: The Serbian holds his serve to draw level 1-1 against Kevin Anderson in just nine minutes in the third set.
20:00 IST: Game Anderson! The South African is pumped up after winning the first game of the third set.
19:55 IST: Novak Djokovic is just one set away from lifting his fourth Wimbledon title. Wins the second set 6-2 against Kevin Anderson.
19:52 IST: Djokovic forces a deuce, gives him opportunity to hold his serve.
19:51 IST: Two skillful points from Anderson gives him a 40-30 lead against Djokovic. Is he on the brink to break Djokovic?!
19:48 IST: Djokovic serving for the set. A backhand slice from Djokovic slows down the tempo of the match that forces Anderson to hit a strong forehand that goes outside the baseline. Djokovic 15-0 Anderson.
19:47 IST: Game Anderson! Kevin Anderson is not giving up, holds his serve to make it 2-5 against Djokovic in the second set.
19:44 IST: Game Djokovic!! After being forced into two deuces, the Serbian comes out on the top. Takes a comfortable 5-1 lead in the second set.
19:43 IST: Kevin Anderson registers another record.
19:40 IST: Anderson returns the favour, forces a deuce against Djokovic.
19:39 IST: A beautiful cross court forehand shot from Djokovic moves him to 40-15 lead in the fifth game of the second set.
19:38 IST: At 17 shots, Anderson wins the longest rally of the match so far. Djokovic 15-15 Anderson.
19:36 IST: Game Djokovic!! There is no stopping the big Serbian as he breaks Anderson for the second time to take a comfortable 4-1 lead after 25 minutes of play in the second set.
19:33 IST:Game Djokovic! Djokovic continues his dominance, holds his serve to take 3-1 lead in the second set vs Anderson in 22 minutes.
19:30 IST: Djokovic serves an ace to pull one to back to draw level at 15-15 against Anderson.
19:27 IST: Game Anderson! After a second deuce, Anderson holds his serve against a dominant Djoker. He trails 1-2 in the second set.
19:26 IST: Advantage Anderson as he wins the longest rally of the match so far -- 15 shots.
19:23 IST: Djokovic forces a second deuce in Anderson's serve. He is keen to break Anderson again.
19:20 IST: Game Djokovic! The Serbian holds his serve to take 2-0 lead against Anderson. It has been a cakewalk for the 12th seeded player.
19:16 IST: Game Djokovic! Just like in the first set, Djokovic breaks Kevin Anderson in the first game of the second set with ease.
19:10 IST: Game Djokovic! The Djoker wins the first set 6-2 against Kevin Anderson in 29 minutes.
19:08 IST: "Courtside analysis from a master," tweets Wimbledon.
19:06 IST: Game Anderson! The South African trails the three-time Wimbledon champion 2-5 in the first set.
19:03 IST: Game Djokovic! The 12th seeded player is in cruise control, takes a comfortable 5-1 lead against Anderson.
19:00 IST: Game Djokovic! The Serbian is on a roll here, breaks Anderson again to take a 4-1 lead in the first set.
18:57 IST: They're assembling...is there something we should know about?" tweets Wimbledon.
18:56 IST: Game Djokovic! 14 minutes in the first set and Djokovic already leads Anderson 3-1. He is flying past the South African.
18:51 IST: Game Anderson! The South African holds his serve for the first time to win his first game of the first set. Djokovic 2-1 Anderson.
18:49 IST: A beautiful ace served by Anderson to take 40-0 lead vs Djokovic.
18:48 IST: Game Djokovic! The serbian holds his serve to take 2-0 lead in the first set. Powerful start by Novak.
18:47 IST: A cross-court drop shot goes wrong for Djokovic as Anderson draws level at 15-15.
18:45 IST: Game Djokovic! Novak Djokovic breaks Kevin Anderson in the first game of the final. Anderson must be under pressure.
18:42 IST: Djokovic draws level at 15-15 with a powerful cross-court forehand return. Anderson did well to reach the ball but could not get it pass the net.
18:40 IST: Alright, it is game time! Kevin Anderson gets the final underway. Anderson gets the first points of the game after a rally of 11 shots.
18:38 IST: Novak Djokovic enjoys a 7-1 advantage against Kevin Anderson in their head-to-head clash.
18:35 IST: Duchess of Cambridge and Duke of Cambridge are present here for the epic clash. Actors Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch are also present for the match.
18:30 IST: Both players are out at the centre court, warming up.
18:22 IST: A piece of history -- Fifty years on, the Open Era's first Wimbledon champions - Billie Jean King and Rod Laver - remember it like it was yesterday.
When Billie Jean danced with Rod— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 15, 2018
Fifty years on, the Open Era's first #Wimbledon champions - @BillieJeanKing and @rodlaver - remember it like it was yesterday... #TakeOnHistory pic.twitter.com/sz7AOEqXi1
18:15 IST: We are few minutes away from the final. Stay tuned.
17:45 IST: A sneak peek into Kevin Anderson's pre-final moments.
17:30 IST: "One hour to go until their date with destiny," tweets Wimbledon.
17:23 IST: When royalty meeting tennis royalty!
16:33 IST: A big day awaits both Djokovic and Anderson. While Djokovic is eyeing to lift his fourth Wimbledon title, Anderson is hoping to lift his maiden Wimbledon title.
16:30 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the Wimbledon men's final between Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson.
He will take a 5-1 career record over 32-year-old Anderson into today's final. His only loss was in 2008, while he has twice defeated the big-serving South African in two of his trophy-winning campaigns at Wimbledon in 2011 and 2015. A victory today will make the 21st-ranked Djokovic the lowest-ranked champion since Goran Ivanisevic in 2001. Anderson, 32, is the first South African man since Brian Norton in 1921 to reach the Wimbledon final. He is also just the third African to reach this stage after Norton and Jaroslav Drobny who represented Egypt when he made the championship match in 1952 and 1954.