Wimbledon men's final -- set by set

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, jokes with her husband Prince William at the Wimbledon final

Set-by-set highlights of Sunday's Wimbledon men's final between Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson:

Set 1

Djokovic 6-2

+ Former Wimbledon champions Bjorn Borg, Stefan Edberg and Rod Laver were taking in the action among a capacity crowd that included actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugh Grant, Tom Hiddleston and Eddie Redmayne, with the Duchess of Cambridge and her husband Prince William in the Royal Box.

+ Anderson hands Djokovic the early initiative with an error-strewn opening game of the match, capped by the South African's nervous double-fault on break point.

+ Djokovic is flawless as he cruises through the first set in 29 minutes, breaking again in the fifth game with a powerful forehand return that forced Anderson to volley tamely into the net.

Key statistic: Unforced errors: Djokovic 1; Anderson 11

Set 2:

Djokovic 6-2

+ With Anderson's serve well below his usual ferocious level, he calls for treatment on his right elbow before the start of the second set.

+ Returning superbly, Djokovic keeps the pressure on Anderson and three-time Wimbledon champion quickly breaks in the first game with another searing ground-stroke that survives his rival's Hawk-Eye challenge.

+ Djokovic's bid for another break in the third game is interrupted mid-rally when a spare ball falls out of Anderson's pocket, forcing the point to be replayed. The distraction doesn't delay Djokovic's charge for long though -- he breaks anyway two games later thanks to another Anderson miscue.

Key statistic: 332 -- Late in the set, the exhausted Anderson's total number of games played in his seven matches at Wimbledon this year set a new record for the most ever in one edition of grass-court Grand Slam.

Set 3

Djokovic 7-6 (7/3)

+ The last time a two-set deficit was overcome in a Wimbledon final was 1927. Anderson -- who played for over six and a half hours to win his semi-final -- was unable to make history as his title bid faded away.

+ Leading 5-4, Anderson was making a fight of it at last, earning a pair of set points, but Djokovic defused the threat. The South African had three more set points in the 12th game, but on each occasion Djokovic scrambled out of trouble.

+ Djokovic unloaded a superb forehand winner down the line as he raced into a 3-1 lead in the tie-break that was too much for Anderson to overcome.

Key statistic: Anderson failed to convert any of his seven break points in the final, while Djokovic took all four of his.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, jokes with her husband Prince William at the Wimbledon final