The Serbian press declared Novak Djokovic “king of tennis” with the “heart of a hero” after he beat the eight time Champion Roger Federer to claim his fifth Wimbledon title.
The 32-year-old Serbian saved two match points as he took his Grand Slam tally to 16, four off Federer’s overall record in the longest final in the tournament’s history on Sunday.
“Novak, King of Tennis,” read the Blic daily paper frontpage headline.
“The fifth Crown for the King,” echoed the Vecernje Novosti paper.
“He certainly did not play his best tennis but he knew how to handle the key moments due to his main weapon, his mental strength,” Blic commented
The Danas daily paper said the match offered the public “all that can be seen in a perfect tennis match… suspense, drama and a happy ending … for Djokovic”.
Newspapers stressed that the world number who is now level on five Wimbledon titles with Bjorn Borg is the first man in 70 years to win the title after recovering from two match points down