WIMBLEDON, England — Another Wimbledon is in the books. Here are 50 parting thoughts from the All England Club.
• Novak Djokovic defended his title and is your 2019 Wimbledon champion and, just and significantly, notches his 16th career Grand Slam title. The plot, as they say, has thickened. In a mesmerizing—and mesmerizingly strange—final, Djokovic beat Roger Federer 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12 (3). It was only fitting that a match of this significance, between players of this quality, would be the first to ever see a fifth-set tiebreaker at Wimeldon. Sometimes you play your best tennis; sometimes you scratch and claw and crawl and grass and eat roots.