The Sport Matrix: Monday 7th July 2014


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Djokovic digs deep to beat Federer

Novak Djokovic played one of the matches of his life to defeat Roger Federer 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-7  6-4 to claim his second Wimbledon title. “I don’t know how I managed to do it,” said the 27-year-old Serb. “This is the tournament I always dreamed of winning.” MORE

McDowell retains French Open title

Graeme McDowell will head into The Open Championship buoyed by his first successful title defence after a dramatic final round of the French Open yesterday. He overturned an eight-shot deficit thanks to a brilliant closing 67.

Trump secures his fourth ranking title

Judd Trump saw off home favourite Neil Robertson in the Australian Open final yesterday to secure his fourth ranking title. The Englishman, 24, kept his opponent at bay to secure a 9-5 victory.

Cavendish: I knew my Tour was over

Mark Cavendish said yesterday that he was devastated to have to pull out of the Tour, but that he knew after he crashed during first stage that his race was over. “We knew straight away,” said the Briton, who may now need surgery after damaging collarbone ligaments. MORE

Kvitova prepared to handle pressure

Petra Kvitova feels she can cope with the pressure of being Wimbledon champion, after admitting she struggled with it after her previous triumph in 2011. “Maybe it will help that I already know what it feels like to be champion,” she said. MORE

Hamilton ecstatic after British win

Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix to put himself right back into contention for the World Championship. “I couldn’t be happier guys,” Hamilton told his crew as he sang to himself on his slowdown lap. His Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg retired with gearbox failure. MORE

Flintoff makes winning return

Andrew Flintoff claimed two wickets on his return to competitive cricket as Lancashire beat Worcestershire in the T20 Blast. The former England all-rounder did not bat as Lancashire made 229-4, but helped limit Worcestershire to 179-7. MORE

Nick Bollettieri

It was a hugely disappointing end of a tournament in what has been a disappointing year so far for Roger Federer. This is the surface which he is better suited to. That was a big miss. MORE