The battle for the men’s Championship at Wimbledon was comprehensively taken by the World number 1 Novak Djokovic. His opponent Roger Federer was aiming for a record 8th title but was broadly outplayed by Djokovic. The Serb took the first set on a tie-break and the second also went all the way. At 6-3 up Djokovic let the set and a number of chances slip to allow Federer to take the set. However Djokovic soon re-established control breaking early in the third and serving out another three games to take the third set 6-4. After a short rain delay Djokovic picked up where he left off, breaking to go 3-2 up and breaking again at 5-3 to take the match and retain his title with a completely deserved victory on the day.
Manchester’s Terry Flanagan is Britain’s new boxing world champion. A should injury forced Joseph Zepeda to withdraw in the 2nd round of the fight handing Flanagan the vacant title. Unbeaten Flanagan while delighted to be World Champion, wants a rematch with Zepada as soon as possible to set the record striaght that he deserves to be the champion on his own merits.
Elsewhere in Florida Kieth Thurman defeated veteran fighter Luis Collazo by stopping him in the 8th round to defend his Welterweight title. In the Philippines all reports state Donny Neites dominated his fight against Francisco Rodriguez Jr, who was attempting to two weight world champion. His attempt failed as Neites retained his title by a clear unanimous decision.
Great Britain took two gold medals in the World Cup regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland. The men’s eight took gold in a thrilling climax edging out Germany. Also Olympic Champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning took gold with their 27 victory in a row a the women’s pair. Alan Campbell in the men’s single sculls, and the women’s eight won bronze medals. Despite the British teams success, New Zealand ended at the top of the medal table with six golds and eleven medals.
MOON OF LIBERTY SCOREBOARD
Men’s Singles Final at The All England Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Roger Federer (Switzerland) 3-1 (7-6 6-7 6-4 6-3)
Novak Djokovic wins the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Title
Vacant WBO Lightweight Championship at the Manchester Velodrome, Manchester
Terry Flanagan (England) beat Joseph Zepeda (USA) by TKO in Round 2
And NEW WBO Lightweight World Champion – Terry Flanagan
WBA Welterweigh Championship (Champion Keith Thurman) at the Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida
Keith Thurman (USA) beat Luis Collazo (USA) by TKO in round 8
And STILL WBA Welterweight World Champion – Keith Thurman
WBO Light-Flyweight Championship (Champion Donnie Nietes) at the Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City, Philippines
Donnie Nietes (Philippines) beat Francisco Rodriguez (Mexico) by unanimous decision (119-109, 118-110, 115-113)
And STILL WBO Light-Flyweight World Champion – Donnie Nietes