“We shared very joyful and positive happy moments in the locker room after the match where we hugged”, Djokovic said. Pressured by Djokovics body-twisting ability to extend points, Federer committed 35 unforced errors; Djokovic made 16.
Djokovic, however, is one of the best returners in the game. Djokovic was playing in his 17th major final compared to Federer’s 26th.
So many have been so ready to write him off, over and over, but Federer showed the past two weeks that he is still capable of terrific play, particularly on grass.
“Looking back on the match, it would obviously have helped tremendously to get the third set; he had some chances”. “It’s really an wonderful chapter of my life that I’m trying to enjoy as much as I can”.
“I still think I had a great tournament”, Federer told reporters after his 10th appearance in a Wimbledon final ended in a 7-6(1) 6-7(10) 6-4 6-3 defeat.
“I was assured that it is gluten free, it is not processed, completely organic and natural”, Djokovic said.
After his magnificence against home hope Andy Murray in the semi-finals, many had expected Federer to continue his Indian Summer and claim an eighth title on the lush lawns of SW19.
Jelena Djokovic cheers on husband Novak at the French Open in Paris this year.
“He’s clearly making a big name for himself, having won as many times now as he has in these different slams”, the Swiss ace said.
Disco-dancing Djokovic brought back the tradition of the men’s and women’s champions looking good on the dance floor at the Champions Dinner.
Federer rued letting the opening set get away.
The 28-year-old Serb dropped the second set after a 15-minute tiebreak, in which he wasted seven set points. That paved the way for a titanic tiebreak where the 33-year-old saved six more set points before leveling the final on his second set point.
But while he attributed his off-court joys for his on-court deeds, Djokovic dedicated his successful Wimbledon title defence to Boris Becker after matching his German coach’s haul of three victories at the All England Club.
It’s the 13th at a Grand Slam tournament; they’re tied 6-all. Here’s how close it was: In the first set, each man won 37 points; in the second set, each won 51.
The match was interrupted by rain for 20 minutes in the third set when Djokovic led 3-2. Federer failed to put up much resistance in the fourth, getting broken twice more.
As has become the Serb’s tradition, he celebrated by pulling out a piece of Center Court grass and eating it. Those players, comprehensively, are Fred Perry, Ken Rosewall, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, and Andre Agassi – players that all won eight Grand Slam titles over the courses of their careers. Too many forehands too short to the net did it – Roger Federer had seen how Djokovic managed to counter Federer’s tactical charges; giving Federer the weaker chances of reaching the ball.