Week two at Wimbledon for second year Sports Journalism student Callum Ellis

Second year Sports Journalism student Callum Ellis at Wimbledon.

by Editor

HOW do you top off your first experience of working at Wimbledon? By being there to witness a men’s singles final like no other.

Sports Journalism student Callum Ellis has completed his two week paid placement at the Championships in SW19.

And today he was there to witness one of the most sensational finals ever.

It took a record four hours and 57 minutes for Novak Djokovic to beat Roger Federer and for the first time it was decided by a tiebreak.

And as if that wasn’t enough, Federer squandered two Championship points to allow Djokovic to pull himself back from the brink to take the title.

Yesterday Ellis was on media duties as Simona Halep denied Serena Williams the chance to equal Margaret Court’s record 24 Grand Slam singles titles by beating her – and in a record 55 minutes.

Halep had a sensational match, inflicting Williams’ heaviest Wimbledon defeat on her in the process.

He also saw Welshman Evan Hoyt’s hopes of reaching a Wimbledon semi-final dashed.

He and partner Eden Silva were defeated in the mixed doubles by eighth seeds Croatia’s Ivan Dodig and Latisha Chan of Taiwan.

The unseeded Britons lost 7-5 7-6.