Roger Federer has stated that he is ‘happy’ with his performance after narrowly missing out on the Wimbledon title to Novak Djokovic.
The loss continues Federer’s grand slam title drought to 18 months. However, he has already won more titles in the majors than anybody else in the history of men’s tennis.
“I know what I did well, how close I was. I think I can be happy with my performance.” Said Federer, who won 14 more points than Djokovic in the final.
“If I could have picked it before the match to be at 9-all in the fifth, that wouldn’t be a terrible thing. You just always try to push yourself to see things on the better side.” He added.
“It was definitely tough to have those chances.”
It could be argued that the outcome of the final might have been different if the format of the match wasn’t changed this year. 2019 is the first year where a tiebreaker has been used when the score is level at 12-12 in the decider. Something Federer has played down the significance of.
“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.”