Federer, who was vying for a record-extending ninth Wimbledon title, had alternatives to take the primary set having led 5-Three within the tiebreak and in addition the third when he held a set level.
However the Serb floor out the win to safe his 16th grand slam, two shy of Rafael Nadal and 4 behind Federer.
“This was mentally essentially the most demanding [win of my career] due to the circumstances and Roger throughout the web was enjoying nicely,” Djokovic instructed CNN.
“He was match factors up and serving and in these moments you simply attempt to keep there, attempt to keep current and discover that energy and self-belief and ultimately I managed to drag it out.
“I am very, very, very completely happy and pleased with the achievement immediately … And exhausted as nicely, after all.”
Federer gained 14 extra factors than Djokovic over the course of the encounter, hitting 40 extra winners within the course of.
It very a lot felt like one which obtained away for the Swiss, who confessed afterwards that it felt like “an unbelievable alternative missed.”
World No. 1 Djokovic has now gained 4 of the previous 5 males’s grand slam singles titles, a run solely interrupted by Nadal’s victory on the French Open.