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Novak Djokovic of Serbia gestures during the men's singles semifinal match against Richard Gasquet of France at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Friday July 10, 2015. (Adrian Dennis, Pool Photo via AP)

LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):


8:50 p.m.

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton missed out on watching the Wimbledon final because he didn’t meet the All England Club’s dress code.

Hamilton was invited to sit in the Royal Box along with several other celebrities and sportsmen, including Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper and five-time Wimbledon champion Bjorn Borg.

“Due to an unfortunate misunderstanding regarding dress code at Wimbledon, Lewis is very disappointed to have missed the men’s final,” Hamilton’s management company said in a statement.

The All England Club requires its guests in the Royal Box to wear a jacket and tie. There are spares ready if an attendee doesn’t have one, but the club said Hamilton declined the offer.


7:25 p.m.

Martina Hingis and Leander Paes won the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon on Sunday, beating Timea Babos and Alexander Peya 6-1, 6-1.

It’s the second title in two days for the 34-year-old Hingis, who won the women’s doubles on Saturday with Sania Mirza, beating Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 5-7, 7-6 (4), 7-5.

The wins come more than a decade after Hingis won the Wimbledon singles title in 1997 and women’s doubles in 1996 and 1998.


5:40 p.m.

Reilly Opelka of the United States won the boys title at Wimbledon on Sunday, beating Mikael Ymer of Sweden 7-6 (5), 6-4.

The 17-year-old Opelka is the second straight American to win the junior title at Wimbledon after Noah Rubin.


5:27 p.m.

Novak Djokovic has won the Wimbledon title for the second straight year, and again against seven-time champion Roger Federer.

The top-seeded Serb beat Federer 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 6-4, 6-3 Sunday on Centre Court to win his third title overall at the All England Club.

Federer had been trying, again, to win a record eighth Wimbledon title. He remains even with Pete Sampras and 1880s player William Renshaw, who also have seven.

Last year, Djokovic beat Federer in five sets.


5:09 p.m.

Novak Djokovic has broken Roger Federer’s serve again, and the top-seeded Serb now leads 3-2 in the fourth set of the Wimbledon final.

Djokovic won the first and third sets, while Federer took the second.


4:53 p.m.

Novak Djokovic has won the third set of the Wimbledon final and now leads Roger Federer 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 6-4.

Djokovic needs one more set to win his third title at the All England Club, and second in a row.

Federer, a seven-time Wimbledon champion, must win two more sets to earn a record eighth title at the grass-court major in southwest London.


4:41 p.m.

Play has resumed in the Wimbledon final with Novak Djokovic leading Roger Federer 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 3-2.

The match was briefly halted because of rain. The roof over Centre Court is still open.


4:36 p.m.

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are back on court and getting ready to resume the Wimbledon final after a short rain delay.

Djokovic was leading 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 3-2 when play was halted.


4:30 p.m.

The tarp is off and play is expected to resume shortly in the Wimbledon final following a brief rain delay.

Novak Djokovic was leading Roger Federer 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 3-2 when play was halted.

The roof is still open, so more rain could force another delay.


4:21 p.m.

Play has been suspended in the Wimbledon final because of rain with Novak Djokovic leading Roger Federer in the third set.

Djokovic was leading 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 3-2 when play was halted.

There is a roof on the Centre Court stadium, so play should resume soon.


4:16 p.m.

Novak Djokovic broke Roger Federer’s serve early in the third set of the Wimbledon final to take a 2-1 lead.

The players split the opening sets, with Djokovic winning the first and Federer taking the second — both in tiebreakers.


4 p.m.

Roger Federer has evened it up in the Wimbledon final against Novak Djokovic, winning the second set in a tiebreaker 7-6 (10).

Djokovic won the first set 7-6 (1).


3:44 p.m.

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are headed to another tiebreaker in the Wimbledon final.

Both players held serve throughout the second set, though both had chances to break on Centre Court.

Djokovic won the first set 7-6 (1).


2:54 p.m.

Novak Djokovic has won the first set of the Wimbledon final against Roger Federer in a tiebreaker 7-6 (1).

Both players managed to break each other’s serve once in the set, but Djokovic dominated the tiebreaker to take the lead.


2:48 p.m.

The first set of the Wimbledon final is headed to a tiebreaker.

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are even at 6-6, with each earning one break in the opening set.


2:30 p.m.

Novak Djokovic has broken right back, putting the Wimbledon final against Roger Federer back on serve.

Federer leads 4-3, but Djokovic will serve next.


2:27 p.m.

Roger Federer has broken Novak Djokovic’s serve in the first set of the Wimbledon final and leads 4-2.


2:17 p.m.

At the first changeover in the Wimbledon final, Roger Federer is leading Novak Djokovic 2-1 in the first set.


2:08 p.m.

Roger Federer won the coin toss at the net and decided to serve first against Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final.

Federer’s serve has been excellent at this year’s tournament. He has only been broken once, against Gilles Simon in the quarterfinals. On Friday against Andy Murray, the second-seeded Swiss won 70 of 91 points on serve and was only taken to deuce twice in the entire match. He also had 20 aces.

Djokovic, however, is one of the best returners in the game.


2 p.m.

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are on court and ready to warm up before they start playing in the Wimbledon final.

Federer is looking for a record eighth title at the All England Club, while defending champion Djokovic is going for his third. Djokovic beat Federer in five sets in last year’s final.

Players normally warm up for about 15 minutes before play starts.


1:30 p.m.

There’s a mix of show biz and tennis royalty on the Royal Box guest list for the men’s final at Wimbledon.

Hollywood actors Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch and Hugh Grant are due to be at Centre Court, along with Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and former Wimbledon champions Bjorn Borg, Rod Laver, Chris Evert, Jan Kodes, Stan Smith and Manuel Santana.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is also among the invited guests.


1 p.m.

Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg will be back on Centre Court for the Wimbledon final.

They won’t be playing this time, though.

Edberg, the Swedish great who won six Grand Slam titles, is the coach of Roger Federer. Becker, himself a six-time major champion, coaches Novak Djokovic.

In their playing days, Becker was 25-10 in matches against Edberg. But it was their three straight Wimbledon finals that stand out in their long rivalry.

Edberg took the first one in 1988, but Becker won a year later. In what turned out to be the decider at the All England Club, Edberg won again in 1990.

As coaches in Wimbledon finals, Becker is leading 1-0 after Djokovic beat Federer in five sets in last year’s championship match.


12:40 p.m.

The Duke of Kent will present the trophies after the men’s final at Wimbledon, as usual. The duke is the president of the All England Club and also presented the trophies after the women’s final.

Roger Federer will be going for his record eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday against defending champion Novak Djokovic.


12:20 p.m.

Wimbledon will have singles events in wheelchair tennis starting next year.

The All England Club has had doubles events for wheelchair players for 10 years, but not singles.

Wimbledon chief executive Richard Lewis says “I am sure they will be a popular addition and welcomed by the players and fans alike.”

Wimbledon is the only one of the four Grand Slam tournaments that is played on grass.


12:15 p.m.

Ali Nili, a 37-year-old Iranian-born American, will be the chair umpire for Sunday’s men’s final at Wimbledon.

Nili has worked at all four major tournaments, but the match between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic on Centre Court will be his first Grand Slam final.

Ali works in the IT department for the ATP.


11:55 a.m.

It’s the final day at Wimbledon, the day of the men’s championship match.

Seven-time champion Roger Federer will take on defending champion Novak Djokovic in a rematch of last year’s final, which the top-seeded Serb won in five sets.

Play is due to start at 2 p.m. on Centre Court.

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