"I will try to forget this final, but it was a great match!", Federer said after Sunday's showdown.
To reach the final, Federer had to fight past the No. 7 ranked Kei Nishikori as well as No. 2 Rafael Nadal while Djokovic cruised past David Goffin and Roberto Bautista to set up a rematch of 2015's championship match. He is seeking his fifth Wimbledon title, and is defending the title he won from Kevin Anderson previous year.
Djokovic is the first man in 71 years to win the title from match points down.
World no. 1 in tennis Novak Djokovic won the 2019 Wimbledon title in men's singles, beating his Swiss opponent Roger Federer in Sunday's final which lasted almost five hours.
For Djokovic, a 16th Slam and to be just four shy of equalling the Swiss veteran's extraordinary haul of 20.
"Unfortunately in this type of match someone has to lose".
He endured the same devastating fate in the 2010 and 2011 US Open semi-finals. At 5-5 and with the crowd against him, Djokovic did enough to hold, before Federer did the same, forcing another tie break, where he let Federer beat himself with numerous errors. I had my chances, but so did he.
Djokovic said it was one of the top two or three wins, if not the greatest win of his career.
"No, it's all good".
"I hope I give some other people at 37 the feeling it is not over yet".
Federer's four children were in his courtside box for the presentation as the Swiss collected a fourth runners-up trophy.
Roger Federer of Switzerland stretches to play a forehand in the Wimbledon final.
Federer will forever rue also blowing the first and third sets in tiebreakers having dominated Djokovic for much of the match with some breathtaking attacking tennis.
But it was Djokovic who was clutch when it matters.