From Halep’s brilliance to Djokovic’s joy, the story of Wimbledon

From Halep’s brilliance to Djokovic’s joy, the story of Wimbledon

Wimbledon drew to a dramatic close with Novak Djokovic’s record-breaking five-set victory over Roger Federer to win a fifth men’s singles title.

Simona Halep lifted a first women’s crown with a superb performance against Serena Williams, keeping the American waiting in her chase for a 24th grand slam singles crown.

Here, PA looks back at the story of the tournament.

Tweet of the tournament

Quote of the tournament

The dude has got how many slams, how much money in the bank account? I think he can take a ball to the chest, bro. I'm not going to apologise to him at all

Nick Kyrgios after hitting a ball at Rafa Nadal.

Picture of the tournament

Fifteen-year-old Cori Gauff celebrates her dramatic third-round win over Polona Hercog (Steven Paston/PA)
Fifteen-year-old Cori Gauff celebrates her dramatic third-round win over Polona Hercog (Steven Paston/PA)

Shot of the tournament

Pablo Cuevas may have gone out in the second round but he left his mark, particularly with this spectacular behind-the-back winner during a first-round win over Damir Dzumhur.

Match of the tournament

Federer’s rematch with Nadal in the semi-finals was the most anticipated but the final eclipsed it. The first four sets had plenty of twists but it was the decider that elevated it to one of the best Wimbledon matches ever.

Villain of the tournament

Bernard Tomic was fined all his prize money (Bradley Collyer/PA)
Bernard Tomic was fined all his prize money (Bradley Collyer/PA)

The 58 minutes Bernard Tomic spent on court in losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the first round ended up being literally for nothing after he was fined all his £45,000 prize money for not playing to professional standards.

Disappointment of the tournament

Alexander Zverev was down and out in the first round (Mike Egerton/PA)
Alexander Zverev was down and out in the first round (Mike Egerton/PA)

The big three continue to sprinkle stardust on the sport but the changing of the guard must come eventually, and their pretenders had a miserable tournament. Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev both lost in the first round while all the semi-finalists were in their 30s.

- Press Association

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