Novak Djokovic won his first Wimbledon Tennis title, preventing Rafael Nadal from winning three in a row with a 6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3 victory.
Djokovic took over from Nadal, who beat Britain’s Andy Murray in the semi-final, as world number one the next day. The Serbian had done enough before the final to knock the Spaniard off his perch and the Wimbledon triumph confirmed his new status.
Petra Kvitoca, of the Czech Republic, won the women’s title, beating Maria Sharapova 6-3 6-4.
In Cricket, England trailed Sri Lanka 2-1 with two one-day internationals to play after suffering a six-wicket defeat at Lord’s.
New one-day captain Alastair Cook scored 119 at the top of the order to set the tourists 247 to win. However, Dinesh Chandimal’s unbeaten 105 led them to victory with 10 balls to spare.
Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Hampshire were well on course to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Twenty20 Cup with all three winning over the weekend. The remaining places seemed open with both divisions congested in the middle.
David Haye failed in his attempt to unify Boxing’s heavyweight division as he lost on points to Wladimir Klitschko in Hamburg.
Haye, who was outboxed and outmuscled, blamed the defeat on a broken little toe, which he claimed restricted his right hand.
Rugby League’s Super League remained much the same this weekend. Leaders Warrington won a 48-18 at Castleford, second-placed Wigan beat Leeds 26-24, third-placed Huddersfield defeated Crusaders 40-12, fourth-placed St Helens saw off Hull 28-14 and fifth-placed Catalan Dragons were 34-28 winners at Bradford.
Elsewhere, Hull KR thrashed Wakefield 70-14 and Salford beat Harlequins 26-18.
In Rugby Union, England flanker James Haskell will rejoin Wasps in 2012 on a three-year contract. He was recently released by Stade Francais and will play for Ricoh Black Rams in Japan after the World Cup.
Finally, Scotland’s David Millar and Wales’ Geraint Thomas were in the top four after the first two stages of Cycling’s Tour de France. Norway’s Thor Hushovd held the yellow jersey.