London - Roger Federer has won Wimbledon for the fifth straight year defeating Rafael Nadal 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 2-6, 6-2.
Federer joins Bjorn Borg as the only men in 100 years to
win the Wimbledon title five straight times.
The top-ranked Swiss player was pushed to the limit in a Grand
Slam final for the first time but held on to win his eleventh major
Borg won five straight Wimbledon titles from 1976 to 1980. The
Swede watched the match from the Royal Box and applauded as Federer
fell to the ground after an overhead smash on match point.
Federer also stretched his grass-court winning streak to 53 and
his Wimbledon winning streak to 34.
His eleven Grand Slam titles have him tied for third on the
all-time list with Borg and Rod Laver. They trail Pete Sampras' 14
and Roy Emerson's 12.