LiveWimbledon 2014 live blog: The final day.

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  • It's the final day of action here at Wimbledon 2014

6:41pm

Thank you everyone who has followed my blog over this fortnight, I have enjoyed writing it very much.

Today it is the second most read item on our website - so thank you for supporting this blog and contributing your thoughts and pictures.

My first time at Wimbledon has been amazing, and I really hope I can come back next year or the year after to get involved in this incredible tournament again.

I am going to sign out for the last time now.

Thanks again.

6:36pm

#Djokovic "This is the tournament I always dreamed of winning. The best tournament, the most valuable one." pic.twitter.com/n7Vsf58zBJ

— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 6, 2014

6:20pm

Djokovic gave an emotional speech dedicating his win to his future wife and unborn baby as well as his team. They are having photos done now and a lot of the crowd are leaving.

6:09pm

Djokovic has done it! Already rolled out the grass and brought everyone for ceremony. Awesome game.

5:44pm

Djokovic had a 'medical time out.' But he seems fine now. Hopefully it won't effect the rest of his game.

Volume has definitely gone up a few notches in the last few games.

5:22pm

Chants of Roger as they take a break.

A lot of people moving about.

I just hope I can stay here until the end -passes are distributed between a lot of reporters so there's always people waiting to get on.

5:03pm

Djokovic raised his hands to get some support and everyone cheered. He's ahead- he might just do it. Very tense times on centre court.

4:53pm

Things are getting even more tense now, with everyone erupting into applause and whistles when Federer scores a point.

Amazing to be here, hope the view is as good from where you are.

4:40pm

It's blue sky again and Djokovic just took another tumble. He looks ok. They are under so much pressure. Not allowed to take photos from press area but will try to get some from elsewhere later.

4:32pm

Tie breaks are incredibly tense!

4:15pm

It's starting to cloud over and light showers are forecast-uh oh. At least they can put the roof up.

Federer is looking stronger at the moment but both are amazing.

Amazing support here for both players.

3:58pm

Some incredible tennis being played here. Most of the serves top 120mph -amazing.

3:44pm

I've managed to get onto centre court, what luck! I'm on the opposite side of the court from the royal box but I can make out Kate and Wills in the front row and Bradley Cooper at the back. Great atmosphere here too, with lots of shouts of encouragement before quiet is called for.

3:20pm

There's a nice breeze breaking up the sun today.

I managed to avoid getting too burnt last week so let's hope it's the same today!

Showing replays of the falls-amazing they can get up and carry on so quickly.

3:00pm

The atmosphere on Murray Mound is amazing.

Everyone is cheering every time a point is won, and chants of 'Federer' or 'Djokovic' ring out regularly.

There's cheering whenever the Beckhams appear on screen, whenever Samuel L Jackson is shown - actually there's always cheering.

There is no space now on the hill so people, including myself, have squished onto the pavement at the front. It's pretty uncomfortable but it's all part of it.

I must clarify my last post- Dan is the AELTC head coach and also the master of ceremonies. It is his job to make sure the players are on court at the right time and he will give out the trophies to whoever wins.

As well as this morning's training session, see my interview with him on our website. Just search his name.

The game is pretty intense so far and seems evenly matched.

 

 

 

 

#Djokovic game point overruled for deuce. Big groundieson consecutive points and he leads 6-5 #FederervsDjokovic pic.twitter.com/szXdg126m5

— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 6, 2014 Hope everyone's remembered their suncream!

 

2:00pm

I've squashed onto a bit of pavement on Murray Mound as there's no room left. Cheers as screen shows celebrities in royal box and dan leading Djokovic to court. Brilliant atmosphere.

1:44pm

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be joining the Beckhams in the Royal Box on centre court today.

Also on the guest list is Bradley Cooper (he was here last year) Samuel L Jackson and the speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow.

No sign of Mrs Bercow on the official list though, maybe she's busy today.

Mr Cooper is with a Normal Waterhouse - a relative of his girlfriend Suki Waterhouse maybe?

1:39pm

Murray Mound is packed today in anticipation of the big game in less than half an hour.

Among the groups of friends soaking up the sun is Karen Roberts and her niece Looby Fox who have travelled from Bournemouth for a day out.

It is the fourth time Karen has been here and Looby's second.

"We love the atmosphere, it's great," Karen said.

"There's always so much going on," she added.

Armed with strawberries, tubs of hummous and pitta breads, they are all set for a day on Murray Mound.

I haven't been fortunate enough to get tickets for the men's final today.

Press are allocated in terms of circulation and nationality.

So the Serbian and Swiss nationals will be way ahead of me.

But I will keep checking back this afternoon to see if any of the press seats become available.

1:10pm

It is getting really busy here now with less than an hour to go until the big match - Djokovic vs Federer.

Who are you supporting?

12:57pm

It's the final day of action here at Wimbledon 2014.

I got here early this morning to check out the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative kids on court 19.

They were lucky enough to train with Djokovic's fitness coach and Judy Murray, who rallied with them and gave them lots of tips on success.

The youngest on court was just three years old, ranging to 16-years-old.

It was great to see them all getting involved, and there were some impressively strong shots by the young players and lots of proud parents looking on.

Among them was Steven Elizondo, of Southey Road, Wimbledon, who was watching eight-year-old Miguel play. 

Mr Elizondo said: "It is amazing to see him play here, we are unbelievably proud of him."

I got to join in with a clapping game with 11-year-old Joshua who had travelled from Worthing today, and Judy herself.

We hit a couple of balls lightly as she moved around the edge of the court.

At the end she got mobbed by people asking for photographs and autographs but she still spared a couple of minutes to have a chat with me about how important it is to get kids starting tennis young.

She said: "The great thing about mini tennis, with the smaller rackets and lighter balls, is you can start them at four, five, six years-old and help them develop their skills.

"The important thing is giving them the opportunity to try and having somewhere in the area to take it further.

"That is one of the great things about the All England Club, it has a great outreach programme."

Bit of a long post to start, but plenty more to come later!

A great start to the day.

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