Wilshere, Roddick and more: Twitter reacts as Djokovic wins Wimbledon
Jack Wilshere and Andy Roddick both tweet their thoughts as Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer to win Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic claimed his second Wimbledon title with a thrilling five-set victory over Roger Federer on Sunday.
The 27-year-old Serb won 6-7 (7-9) 6-4 7-6 (7-4) 5-7 6-4 to net his seventh Grand Slam trophy after an enthralling final at the All England Club.
The enticing match inevitably prompted plenty of activity from some of the biggest names in the world of sport – and here are some of our favourite updates.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) makes it clear who he is supporting: “Chilling watch RFvND….hoping for the legend to claim yet another Wimbledon trophy!”
And ex-Manchester United Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5)is, too: “Federeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer !! I love this guy! THE tennis player among tennis players past & present.”
Midfielder Michael Carrick (@carras16) is enjoying the ride: “Mega set of tennis..#BreakOfServe. Can’t call it now. Squeeky bum time !!!”
Andy Roddick (@andyroddick), who lost to Federer in the 2009 final at SW19, makes us chuckle: “Best I’ve seen Roger serve since ……. Damn it”
Fellow American Mardy Fish (@MardyFish) praises the newly-crowned champion: “Congrats @DjokerNole . He’s an awesome dude and great champion. Tennis is lucky to have him.”
BT Sport’s Clare Balding (@clarebalding) gives her post-match thoughts: “Well that was an amazing final. Well done to Djokovic. Amazing fightback from Federer but the Djoker had too much #bbcwimbledon”
Former Rugby star Will Carling (@willcarling) pays tribute to both players: “What a brilliant Wimbledon final. Well played Djokovic – great win. But am still in awe of Federer – what an athlete, what a champion”
Former Everton striker Tim Cahill (@Tim_Cahill) is impressed by both players’ attitudes: “#DJOvsFED One of the best thing about these 2 is how humble and graceful they are with defeat and winning. They are true examples of sport.”
Team GB star Jessica Ennis-Hill (@J_Ennis) delivers her post-match verdict: “Great Wimbledon final! Gutted for Federer he’s a true champion though! Exciting game and Djokovic was pretty amazing! #Wimbledon2014”
Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) is impressed by Federer’s behaviour: “Classy, CLASSY guy. One of the greatest champions of any sport, ever. #Federer Wish I could be as humble in defeat & victory as Federer & Djokovic. Unfortunately, I always find it impossible not to be utterly graceless.”
And finally, Martina Navratilova (@Martina) enjoyed the show: “Congrats Novak :), what a match between two outstanding champions!”