Novak Djokovic wins instant classic

It took 3 hours, 56 minutes, but top-seeded Serb outlasts Roger Federer

Updated: July 7, 2014, 2:49 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

LONDON -- This is why they play the game -- and why we love it:

The 17-time Grand Slam champion, approaching the end of his reign, charging forward, fiercely into the fifth and ultimate set against the most consistently excellent performer of this day.

Facing match point deep in the fourth, Roger Federer challenged the out call of his first serve. Through the miracle of replay, it became an ace against Novak Djokovic. It was at that point you suspected something extraordinary was ...

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