After winning titles again on Wimbledon’s grass, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams showed they can cut a rug, too.
The top-seeded Serb beat Federer 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 6-4, 6-3 Sunday on Centre Court to win his third title overall at the All England Club.
Williams defeated Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in the Wimbledon final in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.
The win sent Federer into his 26th Grand Slam final, where he will face defending champion Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s championship match.
Williams maintained her 11-year dominance over Maria Sharapova, beating the Russian 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday to reach her eighth Wimbledon championship match and 25th career Grand Slam final.
In the 26th career meeting between the siblings, Serena Williams dominated with her steady serve and big hitting from the back of the court to win 6-4, 6-3 on Centre Court in 1 hour, 8 minutes.
“I just feel that Carmelo, he is a bit soft. And now, this is just my own personal opinion, I think he is soft. I don’t think he has a killer instinct in his eyes, at least this last year.”
Two-time champion Rafael Nadal is making another early exit from Wimbledon, after losing in the second round to a 102nd-ranked qualifier who played the match of his life.
Down 3-1 to a qualifier on the first day of Wimbledon, Serena Williams was not about to drop the opening set as she did four times during her run to the French Open title.
After losing in the French Open final, Djokovic wanted nothing to do with tennis. For about a week, anyway.
Federer was broken only once, part of a three-game run for Bautista Agut that took the score from 5-1 to 5-4. But Federer had no trouble the second time he tried to serve out that set, which he ended with a pair of aces.
A Long Island boy is coming home with a championship trophy after winning the Wimbledon junior boys’ title Sunday.
Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by holding off the Swiss star in five sets Sunday.
Italy’s Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci became the fifth duo to complete a career Grand Slam in women’s doubles together, winning Wimbledon for the first time Saturday.
Djokovic is going for his seventh Grand Slam title. He lost in his last two major finals, falling to Rafael Nadal at the French Open last month and at the 2013 U.S. Open.