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​Today Has Been One Of The 'Greatest' Days Of Sporting History

​Today Has Been One Of The 'Greatest' Days Of Sporting History

Well. This afternoon's been a pretty busy one, hasn't it sports fans?

Not only did we see Wimbledon's longest ever final play out to result in Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in the men's singles, but then moments later England also managed to win a dramatic ICC Cricket World Cup final after beating New Zealand in a super over.

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England's captain Eoin Morgan lifts the trophy after winning the Cricket World Cup final match. Credit: PA
England's captain Eoin Morgan lifts the trophy after winning the Cricket World Cup final match. Credit: PA

It seems today will go down in history as one of sport's finest moments, serving up a fine few hours of beautifully intense drama from both Lord's cricket ground and the men's singles final at Wimbledon. Squeaky bum time, twice over.

Sports fans have been gushing on social media about the big day we've had, with one dubbing it the 'best day of sport ever'.

One person tweeted: "14th of July will henceforth be celebrated as World Sports Day."

A third said: "Wow, what a day for sport! The last couple of years have been special for England, and the 14th July will be a day to remember for years."

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While Indian film director Anurag Kashyap added: "With the Wimbledon and the Cricket finals, this had to be the greatest day in the sports of all time for the fans... worthy opponents and what a great fight to finish. Filmmaking is nothing compared to playing the game... what a day this... 14th July 2019. Will not forget."

Even Andrew Marr has been blown away by all of today's action:

Oh, and Richard Osman:

If you were sat out in the garden trying to light the BBQ, and therefore managed to miss all the action, let's just say you missed out.

Cricket-wise, England managed to come out victorious after beating New Zealand in a super over during the ICC Cricket World Cup final.

This one was a match that will definitely go down in history as one of the greatest ever. For England, three times unlucky in World Cup finals, this was their time - and, by the narrowest of margins and after the longest and most physically and mentally wearing contest, they'd done it.

Read more about what went down with our match report here.

Over at Wimbledon, meanwhile, the tense showdown between Djokovic and Federer became the longest Wimbledon final ever, ending after an unfortunate mis-hit from the Swiss star during a 12-12 fifth set tiebreak.

Novak Djokovic with his trophy. Credit: PA
Novak Djokovic with his trophy. Credit: PA

"If this was not the most exciting final then it was definitely the top two or three," Djokovic said after his victory.

"I was up against one of the greatest players of all time, Roger, who I expect a lot. Unfortunately one player has to lose and we both had our chances.

"It's unreal to be two match points down and come back. It's a bit strange to play a tie-break at 12-all as well. I was hoping to get to the tie-breaks as well."

Well done all round, LADs! Now, get yourselves a beer - you've definitely earnt it.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Tennis, News, Wimbledon

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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