From Halep’s brilliance to Djokovic’s joy, the story of Wimbledon

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Wimbledon drew to a dramatic close with Novak Djokovic’s record-breaking five-set victory over Roger Federer to win a fifth men’s singles title.

Simona Halep lifted a first women’s crown with a superb performance against Serena Williams, keeping the American waiting in her chase for a 24th grand slam singles crown.

Here, PA looks back at the story of the tournament.

Tweet of the tournament

Quote of the tournament

Picture of the tournament

Cori Gauff celebrates her dramatic win over Polona Hercog
Fifteen-year-old Cori Gauff celebrates her dramatic third-round win over Polona Hercog (Steven Paston/PA)

Pablo Cuevas may have gone out in the second round but he left his mark, particularly with this spectacular behind-the-back winner during a first-round win over Damir Dzumhur.

Match of the tournament

Federer’s rematch with Nadal in the semi-finals was the most anticipated but the final eclipsed it. The first four sets had plenty of twists but it was the decider that elevated it to one of the best Wimbledon matches ever.

Brit watch

A solid tournament for the home players, with Johanna Konta doing brilliantly to reach the quarter-finals for the second time but putting in a disappointing performance against Barbora Strycova. Harriet Dart and Dan Evans also reached the third round while Evan Hoyt and Eden Silva out-performed the star mixed doubles pair of Andy Murray and Williams by making the quarter-finals. Andy Lapthorne won the first ever quad wheelchair doubles title alongside Australian Dylan Alcott.

Villain of the tournament

Bernard Tomic was fined all his prize money
Bernard Tomic was fined all his prize money (Bradley Collyer/PA)

Disappointment of the tournament

Alexander Zverev was down and out in the first round
Alexander Zverev was down and out in the first round (Mike Egerton/PA)

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