Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer compares loss against Novak Djokovic to ’08 final against Rafael Nadal

Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer compares loss against Novak Djokovic to '08 final against Rafael Nadal

Roger Federer’s battle against Novak Djokovic lasted almost five hours in Wimbledon 2019 final. After five sets of intense back and forth, the World No. 1 prevailed after five sets and went on to win his fifth Wimbledon title. 

Following his match, Federer reflected on his takeaways from this historic encounter. He stressed on the fact that it is important to learn from mistakes and move on.

The Swiss legend was quoted saying, “Yeah, I mean, similar to getting broken when serving for the match… take it on your chin, you move on. You try to forget, try to take the good things out of this match. There’s just tons of it.”

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Federer then went on to compare his match against Djokovic to his epic match against Rafael Nadal in 2008 Wimbledon final. He lost his match against the Spaniard after a 4-hour 48-minute battle which is now the second longest Wimbledon final in terms of time played.

He went on to say, “Like similar to ’08 maybe, I will look back at it and think, Well, it’s not that bad after all. For now, it hurts, and it should like every loss does here at Wimbledon.”

“I think it’s a mindset. I’m very strong at being able to move on because I don’t want to be depressed about actually an amazing tennis match. My children won’t be excited with the plate, they would be more excited about that golden thing. But it is all good, back to being a dad and a husband,” he concluded.

Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer reveals his schedule until next Grand Slam

Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer reveals his schedule until next Grand Slam

After losing against Novak Djokovic in the longest Wimbledon final, Roger Federer confirmed his withdrawal from Rogers Cup 2019. The said tournament is scheduled to begin from August 5 and end on 11th of the same month. 

Federer lost against defending champion Novak Djokovic in a 5-set thriller that made for the longest final played at All England Club. Now, the Swiss legend is looking forward to the next few weeks to continue his quest for his 21st major Singles title.

Following his match, Federer addressed the media and revealed that he will be missing Rogers Cup for the second year in a row. He was quoted saying, “Looking ahead, we had decided in the team I was going to skip Montreal anyway already a week ago, just give myself enough time.”

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“I wish I had more, but I don’t. I’m just going to take enough time off what I can and prepare for Cincinnati and get going from then on again”, added Federer.

He will play next in Cincinnati Masters where he lost the final against Djokovic last year. Following that, he will move to U.S. Open where he will aim at lifting his sixth title.

Wimbledon 2019: Fans slam unfair tiebreaker format after Roger Federer succumbs to defeat against Novak Djokovic

Wimbledon 2019: Fans slam unfair tiebreaker format after Roger Federer succumbs to defeat against Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer lost the longest Wimbledon final against Novak Djokovic after engaging in an equally competitive battle for a little less than five hours. 

Owing to the newest changes in Wimbledon, both players headed for the third tie-break of the match after winning 12 games each in the fifth set. The last set lasted for a couple of hours and saw both players going toe-to-toe for each point.

When Federer and Djokovic were tied at 12-all, the dup engaged in a tie-break. From there, the Serb did not lose control over his game and sealed his 16th Grand Slam win. In fact, it was an unforced error from his opponent which allowed Djokovic to win the match point.

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After the match, Federer graciously smiled and reminded everyone why he is an inspiration. However, the end to this dramatic encounter did not go down very well with a few Federer fans who took to Twitter to call out Wimbledon for its ‘unfair’ rules.

They believe that Federer deserved to win and the Grand Slam organisers must revise the rule. Here are some of the tweets.

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WATCH: Novak Djokovic’s iconic celebration after winning Wimbledon 2019

WATCH: Novak Djokovic's iconic celebration after winning Wimbledon 2019

World No. 2 Novak Djokovic showed his metal when he fought for his victory against Roger Federer in five sets. The defending champion won the tie-break in the last set to win his fifth Wimbledon title.

In the process, the duo registered the longest final in Wimbledon history. While both Federer and Djokovic played extremely well, it was the Serb who stole the show by winning three crucial tie-breaks during the match.

When an unforced error from Federer won Djokovic his match point, the latter did not have a conventional celebration. Instead, he went on to sit and down, plucked grass and went on to chew it with a smile following his own tradition.

Also read — Wimbledon 2019: Twitter reacts to longest final at the All England Club

You can watch the video below:

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— Sharad Kotriwala (@ModijiKaHathHai) <a href=”https://twitter.com/ModijiKaHathHai/status/1150471158703071232?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>July 14, 2019</a></blockquote>
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Wimbledon 2019: Twitter reacts to longest final at the All England Club

Wimbledon 2019: Twitter reacts to longest final at the All England Club

Wimbledon 2019 Men’s Singles final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer was the longest final played at the All England Club. The fending champion Novak Djokovic went on to lift his fifth Wimbledon title after five sets of a gruelling encounter.

Federer had the chance to end the match twice but Djokovic saved both the match points. He then took the last set to a tie-break and used it to win his 26th Grand Slam title.

Both players were also engaged in a 35-shot rally  which is the longest in Men’s Singles Final at the All England Club/ Twitter had an opportunity to hail the perseverance at the Centre Court and they did not let us down

Here are some of the best tweets:

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic before and after their long match 😂 #Wimbledon2019 #WimbledonFinal pic.twitter.com/JnEat6zZR1

— Sport News (@BestFutbolGoal) July 14, 2019

 

 

WATCH: Roger Federer hits an insane backhand winner to cap off the longest rally in Wimbledon final history

WATCH: Roger Federer hits an insane backhand winner to cap off the longest rally in Wimbledon final history

Wimbledon 2019 came to an end with defending champion Novak Djokovic prevailed against Federer after five intense sets. The Serb won his fifth Wimbledon title. 

However, this match will forever be etched in the hearts of a tennis fan who watched the two players engage in the longest final match in Wimbledon history.

It is interesting to note that they were also engaged in the longest rally in the history of Men’s Singles final at the All England Club. After seeing the ball move to and fro for quite some time, Federer responded with an accurate backhand shot to end the rally in his favour. This 35-shot really helped the Swiss Legend fight for a point in the fourth set.

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You can watch the video below:

 

 

Twitter slams Roger Federer for too many unforced errors as he loses Wimbledon 2019 finals against Novak Djokovic

Twitter slams Roger Federer for too many unforced errors as he loses Wimbledon 2019 finals against Novak Djokovic

8-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer lost against Novak Djokovic in the longest Wimbledon final. Unfortunately for the Swiss legend, it was an unforced error that took away the match from him. 

Federer lost the tie-break in the opening set owing to an unforced error. Similar mistakes also cost him two Championship points where he was close to sealing the fate of this encounter.

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In the end, several fans got frustrated at these repeated errors from the Swiss legend and called him out on Twitter. Many believe that Federer lost crucial points to such kind of errors and allowed the match to slip away.

Nevertheless, the defending champion deserves credit for a relentless game. But Federer’s efforts to fight back for five hours cannot be ignored.

Here are a few of the tweets:

Roger Federer had two Championship points, lost them and lost the match!

New Zealand ceded 4 runs because of an overthrow and lost
the match on the last ball

For both Federer and New Zealand, so near victory but ultimately defeat

— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) July 14, 2019

Wimbledon 2019: Social Media erupts as Novak Djokovic defeats Roger Federer to defend his title

Wimbledon 2019: Social Media erupts as Novak Djokovic defeats Roger Federer to defend his title

On the final day of Wimbledon 2019, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic successfully defended his title in a gruelling encounter against Roger Federer. The 5-set thriller between the two iconic players also became the longest final played in the history of the tournament.

Novak Djokovic competed against Federer in a historic match to win his 16th Grand Slam title. All the odd-numbered sets ended with a tie-break and the Serb ensure to turn the results in his favour.

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Both players were outstanding and the Tennis fraternity was thrilled to witness such a relentless effort from the top-seeded players. People took to social media to express their feelings about the final match. While some hailed Novak Djokovic as the ‘Greatest of All Time’, others argued that the title will forever belong to Novak Djokovic.

Here are some of the tweets:

 

Wimbledon 2019: Novak Djokovic defeats Roger Federer in 5-set thriller to win his 16th Grand Slam title

Wimbledon 2019: Novak Djokovic defeats Roger Federer in 5-set thriller to win his 16th Grand Slam title

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in a five-set thriller to win his fifth Wimbledon title. He prevailed in the longest Wimbledon final to lift his 16th Grand Slam title. 

After spending a fortnight fighting in gruelling matches, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic met each other in the final. The two forces, who are known for their different styles, came together to be a part of an unforgettable encounter at the All England Club.

In the first set, Federer and Djokovic used their respective service games to win alternate games. Djokovic then too the equally contested set to a tie-break and won it take a 1-0 led against Federer.

Following that, Federer fired back with a perfect combination of forehand shots and footwork. He won four games in a row before Djokovic could get his name on the scoreboard. That was also the Serb’s only game win in the second set before Federer closed it in his favour and equalise against his opponent’s lead.

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The third set was almost a repetition of the opening set where both players contested in a tie-break. Once again, Djokovic used the situation to fuel his drive and went on to take a 2-1 lead against the Swiss legend.

Following that, Federer fought back once again to equalise the Serb’s lead. He won the fourth set while only allowing Djokovic to bag two games.

The du0 then headed to the decision in which Djokovic was the first to take lead. But Federer closely chased World No. 1 and dragged the set to the third tie-break of the match.

Federer had two championship points but Djokovic defended well. By this time, both men created history by playing in the longest final in Wimbledon history.

Once again, Djokovic was relentless and dominated the tie-break. He defeated Roger Federer to win his fifth Grand Slam title at the All England Club.

Result: Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer 6(5)-6(7), 6-1, 7(7)-6(4), 6-4, 12(3)-13(7)

Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams’ coach warns Roger Federer against getting ‘killed’ in final

Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams' coach warns Roger Federer against getting 'killed' in final

Roger Federer is set to take on Novak Djokovic in Wimbledon 2019 final. The duo is scheduled to lock horns at the Centre Court shortly where Federer will look to win his 9th Wimbledon title against the defending champion. 

Federer defeated Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals to set up his 2015 Wimbledon final rematch against Djokovic. He is expected to put up the most difficult challenge against Djokovic on the last day of the tournament.

However, Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou feels that Federer will face a tougher challenge in the shape of Djokovic. He believes that Federer’s strategies against Nadal won’t be helpful the Swiss star against World No. 1.

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Talking about Roger Feder’s previous game, he said, “Roger stayed aggressive. Took time from Rafa, non-stop. It reminded me a bit of what Novak does to Rafa pushing him all the time.”

He then went on to compare the same match with the one that lies ahead of Federer and said, “Against Novak, it has to be completely different, that’s why you can’t beat both these guys in a Grand Slam.”

“I don’t think he can play fast like that against Novak, he’s gonna be killed”, he concluded.

Wimbledon 2019: Simona Halep’s coach reveals the last minute advice he gave her before final

Wimbledon 2019: Simona Halep's coach reveals the last minute advice he gave her before final

Simona Halep won her second Grand Slam title at the All England Club after she defeated Serena Williams to win Wimbledon 2019. Former World N0. 1 was relentless was the grass court and dropped just one set in the past two weeks. 

The 27-year-old Romanian also made history by registering the all-time lowest number of unforced errors in Grand Slam tournaments. Following her match, Halep was grateful to have fulfilled her mother’s 15-year-old dream of watching her play Wimbledon final.

The entire Tennis fraternity hailed Halep for her incredible performance and could not help but applaud her perseverance. Her coach, Daniel Dobre, was no different.

In the post-match press conference, he revealed the last piece of advice that he offered his pupil ahead of her monumental match. Dobre asked Halep to work with her serves and not wait for Serena to make mistakes.

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He was quoted saying, “There are times when we talk and there are times when we don’t talk so much. What we spoke about is that she must be good on serve, to make her play a lot of balls and all the time she get the chance she needs to attack. I told her ‘You don’t need to wait for Serena to make a mistake. If you can win the point, do it'” and she did great”.

“I feel unbelievable. I was dreaming when I started to coach. I learned my job from Gunter Bosch, he was the coach of Boris Becker,” he added.

Dobre was evidently proud of Halep’s matches and went on to credit her performing brilliantly. “I never thought of Wimbledon. In Romania, we play more on clay and we are not so close to the grass, but seeing Simona in the past, how good she played in the past here, all the time I knew that she can have good results here because the game she is playing is close to the grass.”

“It’s unbelievable, not the victory, but the way she played because it was not Serena playing bad, it was Simona playing unbelievable. She won the match by herself,” conclude Dobre.

Wimbledon 2019: Simona Halep creates all-time Grand Slam record for lowest unforced errors

Wimbledon 2019: Simona Halep creates all-time Grand Slam record for minimum unforced errors

Simona Halep went to win her first ever Wimbledon title after straight sets victory over Serena Williams. In the process, she created history by recording the least number of unforced errors in the history of Grand Slam tournaments. 

In an informative Twitter thread, Financial Times’ John Burn-Murdoch explained how Halep recorded the lowest number of unforced errors during the two-week long tournament.

The thread further explained this record can be extended to other Grand Slams which again saw the Romanian registering the lowest number of unforced errors in history.

The 2-time Grand Slam champion was only responsible for three such errors during her final match against Serena Williams. The statistics then suggested that Halep’s victory was over the 7-time champion was near flawless. She even accounted for the least number of unforced errors for every 100 points played after adjusting the stats to the varying lengths of other matches.

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Here’s the stat of the women’s final:

Simona Halep’s three (3!) unforced errors against Serena today was the closest to a flawless victory anyone has come in the women’s singles this year.#Halep #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/gvTayfTMy3

— John Burn-Murdoch (@jburnmurdoch) July 13, 2019

[WATCH] Wimbledon 2019 finalist gets hit in the groin during final match

[WATCH] Wimbledon 2019 finalist gets hit in the groin during final match

Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Nicolas Mahut lost against Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in Wimbledon 2019 Men’s Doubles finals. But it was Mahut who took the maximum punishment. 

The 37-year-old French professional was hit in the face with the ball that cost him the point. Unfortunately, before Mahut could recover from his first injury, another return hit him straight on the groin. He was hit once again during the match, adding to his misery.

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His opponents scored two consecutive points and eventually went on to win the final after 5 hours of gruelling play. In addition,  American actor and playwright Woody Harrelson’s reaction to Mahut getting hit kept the Internet buzzing.

You can watch the video below:

Unfortunate player is struck with the ball twice in two consecutive points. from r/tennis

Wimbledon 2019: Nick Kyrgios pleads to Roger Federer to win against Novak Djokovic

Wimbledon 2019: Nick Kyrgios pleads Roger Federer to win against Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer has his eyes set on his 9th Wimbledon title as he is scheduled to lock horns with the defending champion Novak Djokovic. The duo will be competing in the final for the third time at the All England Club. 

While the Tennis fraternity stands divided on their favourite player ahead of this match, several others have openly supported either of the two players. The latest player to express his support is Nick Kyrgios.

The Australian player took to his social media account in order to show that he is rooting for Federer. “Federer please win”, read the tweet. Earlier, legendary player Rod Laver also stated that he would like to see the Swiss star lift the title on grass court this year.

Kyrgios was eliminated from Wimbledon 2019 at the hands of rival Rafael Nadal who eventually lost against Roger Federer in their semi-final match.

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Earlier this year, Kyrhgios sparked a major controversy with his comments on several players including Nadal and Djokovic. He even went on to say that he finds Djokovic’s celebration ‘cringe-worthy’.

During a podcast, he was quoted saying, “Like, I’m sorry, but if you can’t beat me, you’re not the greatest of all time. I just feel like he has a sick obsession with wanting to be liked. He just wants to be like Roger [Federer],” he said. “For me personally—I don’t care right now, I’ve come this far—I feel like he just wants to be liked so much that I just can’t stand him.”

“Honestly, that’s what I’m doing next time—if I play him and beat him, I’m doing his celebration, in front of him. He always says what he feels like he needs to say, never speaks his opinion’, he concluded.