Novak Djokovic is the 2018 Wimbledon champion – his first grand slam since the 2016 French Open. Andrew Couldridge-Reuters
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Novak Djokovic earned his first Grand Slam victory in more than two years by beating South Africa’s Kevin Anderson to win his fourth Wimbledon title.

Djokovic, seeded 12th, won 6-2 6-2 7-6 (7-3) to claim a 13th Slam – his first major since the 2016 French Open.

The Serb, 31, quickly took control to win the opening set in 29 minutes, breaking twice more in the second set.

Djokovic saw off five set points in an even third set, taking the tie-break to seal victory.

He moves into outright fourth place on the all-time list of Grand Slam men’s singles titles, moving clear of Roy Emerson and closing the gap on Roger Federer (20), Rafael Nadal (17) and Pete Sampras (14).

The former world number one will move back into the top 10 when the latest rankings are released on Monday.

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