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Novak Djokovic Won an Absolute Classic Against Roger Federer For His Second Wimbledon Championship

Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4 in a hard-fought, captivating five-set classic to earn the 2014 Wimbledon Championship on Sunday. The top-seeded Serb and fourth-seeded Swiss went back and forth for three hours and 56 minutes, trading punches and counterpunches like two prizefighters in their prime.

This is Djokovic’s 7th overall Grand Slam title.

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Serena Williams Looked Messed Up at Wimbledon, Had to Withdraw From Doubles Competition [Video]

Serena Williams having some issues at Wimbledon

Serena Williams and Venus Williams withdrew from the Wimbledon women’s doubles competition today after Serena was unfit to get through the first set. Serena Williams came out for warm-ups and was visibly disoriented. This continued through the short match as she could barely bounce the ball and didn’t get a single serve into play against opponents Kristina Barrois and Stefanie Voegele. The match was called with the Williams sisters down 3-0.

She was checked out by doctors multiple times and was allowed to continue despite being visibly… messed up. It was such a strange sight that announcers even wondered if something would turn up in a drug test. On Saturday she was eliminated from the Women’s tournament by France’s Alize Cornet (1-6, 6-3, 6-4).

Apparently, Serena is suffering from a “viral illness.”

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Novak Djokovic Hurt His Shoulder at Wimbledon, But Still Won the Match [Video]

Novak Djokovic hurt his shoulder during his third round match Wimbledon on Friday. Djokovic was up (6-5, 6-3, 3-2) against Gilles Simon when Djokovic went to the ground and jammed his shoulder. The match was delayed for seven and a half minutes while a trainer and doctor attended to the 2011 Wimbledon champ. He was then prescribed a small pain killer and continued the match. 

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Djokovic would stuck it out and win the final set 6-4. He will now have two days off before his next match.

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[GIFS via TheBigLead]

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Adult French Open Fan Battles Young Teen for Svetlana Kuznetsova’s Sweaty Towel [Video]

Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated Lucie Safarova in straight sets in the fourth round of the French Open on Monday, but we’re most concerned with what happened after the match.

After Kuznetsova knocked off  Safarova in the fourth round, she threw some items into the crowd. A towel she tossed just happened to land between a man and a boy.

When the video cuts off, it appears as though the adult will emerge victorious after exhibiting superior positioning, strength, and will.

Kuznetsova won the 2004 U.S. Open and the 2009 French Open, so the towel is a nice collectible. However, wrestling it away from a boy isn’t the best look for a man in a suit.

[h/t USA Today's FTW]

 

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Tennis Player Warned After Yelling ‘Son of a Biscuit’ During Match [Video]

Donald Young is the 81st-ranked men’s singles tennis player in the world. This week Young is in Florida participating in the Sarasota Open. Young, the 2-seed in the tournament, beat 16-year old Alexander Zverev (6-4, 7-5), but as this video shows, he wasn’t completely happy with his performance. After one of his returns hit the net, Young shouted “son of a biscuit.” I’m not sure if it was the initial biscuit-bomb or the ones that followed that caused the umpire to give him a warning, but Young was not pleased. So he politely asked the umpire not to give him any crap. 

[via TheBigLead, ]

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