FANS hailed the “best day of sports ever” as epic Wimbledon and Cricket World Cup finals go down to the wire.
England became cricket world champions after defeating New Zealand in a sudden death super over at Lord’s.
And just moments before, in another nail-biting final, Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer to claim his fifth Wimbledon title with the pair competing on the first ever fifth-set tie-breaker.
Lewis Hamilton’s record sixth British Grand Prix triumph was completely dwarthed due to the dramatic finals.
Fans lauded the what was a day of truly unforgettable sports, flocking to Twitter to celebrate the incredible day of sports.
One said: “Quite possibly the best day of non footballing sport iv ever witnessed. Lewis winning at silverstone, and two epic finals at wimbledon and lords. And all available on free to air tv! Awesome!!!”
Another said: “WHAT A DAY OF SPORT! Best day of sport ever?? I’m exhausted after that!!”
One added: “That was the best day of sport I think I’ve ever seen football wasn’t even included! Think I need to sit down”
Another added: “IMAGINE NOT LOVING SPORTS , BEST DAY EVER.”
England lifted their first ever Cricket World Cup after finishing on 241 to tie the match.
But in a dramatic Super Over England’s 26 triumphed New Zealand’s 17.
Federer and Djokovic played up to 12-12 in the final-set, meaning an historic tie-break decided the winner.
Djokovic became five-time champion after winning 13-12 in the fifth set.
It proved to be the longest Championship final at four hours and 57 minutes – surpassing the 2008 final between Rafa Nadal and Federer (4hours 48mins).
Wimbledon introduced the fifth-set tie break to stop mammoth games running on too long.
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Hamilton crossed the line a whopping 25 seconds ahead of Bottas.
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