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.
Today I dared to dream... and my dream came true!July 13, 2019
Nick Kyrgios after hitting a ball at Rafa Nadal.
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.
Unbelievable. Unshakeable. Unstoppable.@DjokerNole wins his fifth #Wimbledon title in an instant classic, defeating Roger Federer 7-6(5), 1-6, 7-6(4), 4-6, 13-12(3) #JoinTheStory pic.twitter.com/S2Mx1yyJ3M— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 2019
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.
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.
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