Djokovic wins seventh Grand Slam after edging 236-minute final.
Roger Federer’s hopes of winning a record eighth singles title at Wimbledon are over, for another year at least.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion was beaten by top seed Novak Djokovic in a high quality final on Sunday.
Djokovic added a second Wimbledon title to his growing list of honours with 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-7 6-4 victory on Centre Court.
There were no breaks of serve in the opening set, which Federer won 9-7 in a tie-break after saving two set points.
Djokovic squandered two break points in game one of the second set, but he eventually broke the Federer serve in game three.
The Serb then had the trainer out to give him some treatment on his ankle.
However, he continued to move well and levelled the match at one set all, after saving a single break point when serving at 5-4.
Djokovic took the third set 7-4 in a breaker after all 12 games had gone with serve.
Following three serve-dominated sets, the fourth bucked the trend as it included five breaks.
Djokovic was a break ahead at 5-2, but ultra-aggressive Federer seized upon some finish-line nerves to fight back and level up at 5-5, saving championship point with a hawkeye-confirmed ace in game 10 along the way.
Momentum continued with Federer as he broke Djokovic to 30, before holding to 15 to secure a fifth straight game and force a final set.
Djokovic halted Federer’s startling run at the start of the decider, as the first nine games went with serve, although both men were forced to fend off break points in their fourth service games.
Federer was unable to hold off Djokovic in game 10 though, as the Serb broke to 15 to seal an energy-sapping victory in just under four hours.
Djokovic won 186 points, compared to Federer’s 180.
Federer produced 29 aces, 75 winners and 29 unforced errors, while Djokovic made 13 aces, 68 winners and 27 unforced errors.