Novak Djokovic hasn't won a Major title since the Australian Open in January of 2013, but he has made it to the finals 5 out of 6 Grand Slam since that time, including this year at Wimbledon. He has advanced to the final of Wimbledon for the 5th straight year with a victory over Grigor Dimitrov on Friday. Djokovic has won Wimbledon once - in 2011. He will look to do it again against the winner of the other men's semifinal between Milos Raonic and Roger Federer in the men's final on Sunday.
Djokovic defeated Dimitrov in 4 sets (6-4, 3-5, 7-6, 7-6). Djokovic's serve was his weapon - he had 5 in the first set, which he won. He only had 2 in the second set, which he lost. He bounced back with 8 in the third set, which he won in a tiebreak. He had a total 17 aces in the match to 15 from Dimitrov. Dimitrov had 8 double faults, while Djokovic only had 2. One of Dimitrov's double faults came on his 4th set point in the 4th set tiebreak.
Dimitrov also had more unforced errors (33 to 26). He also fell a handful of times, including on a big point that led to the second match point for Djokovic.
Here is match point number two, which Djokovic converted on:
Djokovic didn't play his best match, but he was able to pull off the win against the young Dimitrov, who was playing in his first Grand Slam semifinal. Dimitrov is largely considered to be one of the biggest up and coming talents in men's tennis, something that could be seen strongly at points during today's match. It was a battle for Djokovic.
This is Djokovic's 14th Major final in his career. He has won 6 total Major titles in his career thus far (Australian Open 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013; Wimbledon 2011; US Open 2011).