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Serbia's Djokovic Wins 3rd Wimbledon Title

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning the men's singles final against Roger Federer of Switzerland at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, July 12, 2015.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning the men's singles final against Roger Federer of Switzerland at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, July 12, 2015.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic, currently the world's No. 1 men's tennis player, won his third Wimbledon title in the past five years Sunday in London.

The 28-year-old Djokovic defeated Switzerland's Roger Federer in the championship for the second straight year, besting him in four closely fought sets, 7-6 (7-1 tiebreaker), 6-7 (12-10), 6-4, 6-3. Djokovic's victory prevented the 33-year-old Federer from winning a record eighth Wimbledon title at the All England Club.

It was Djokovic's ninth Grand Slam championship.

Djokovic closed out the match by breaking Federer's serve for the second time in the fourth set, hitting a forehand winner into the open court for the final point.

He pumped his arms and screamed, and then plucked some grass from the fabled Center Court and ate it, just as he did when he won his first Wimbledon title in 2011 and again last year.

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