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

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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, we take a look back at the story of the tournament.

Tweet of the Tournament

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.

Brit Watch

A solid tournament for the home players, with Johanna Konta doing brilliantly to reach the quarter-finals for the second time, but putting in a disappointing performance against Barbora Strycova.

Harriet Dart and Dan Evans also reached the third round while Evan Hoyt and Eden Silva out-performed the star mixed doubles pair of Andy Murray and Williams by making the quarter-finals.

Andy Lapthorne won the first ever quad wheelchair doubles title alongside Australian Dylan Alcott.

Villain of the Tournament

Day Two: The Championships - Wimbledon 2019

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

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.

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