It was a final that Roger Federer put probably aside very quickly. This damn last point against Novak Djokovic makes him too angry. But this is how tennis can be. No draw, only one winner. The ball is in or out. At the end there can only be one.
“You have to win the last point.”
Unemotional but true. Tommy Haas’ comment on Instagram after a historical final at Wimbledon 2019. Tennis can be so brutal. Roger Federer was on track, he played obviously the match of his life and was about to win his 8th title at Wimbledon.
“Let’s go Roger, just one more.”
Probably millions of tennis fans cheered on him at the score of 8:7 in the fifth set and 40:30. He attacked Novak’s ball “In-Side-In” (on his forehand) and was taught a better lesson. Damian Steiner, the umpire, said only one word: “Deuce”. Silence. And 20min later six words. “Game. Set and Match. Novak Djokovic.”
This final showed us once again what a brutal mind game tennis can be. Two gladiators played tennis as no one has ever seen before. What an epic match.
“Tennis? No, these two guys played a different game.”
If you weren’t a tennis fan until that day, you should be after that match at the latest. It was mentally the most demanding match – for both players and fans – with one winner and one champion at the end.
Roger Federer as a winner of the hearts and Novak Djokovic as champion of his already 5th title in Wimbledon.
„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.” (Roger Federer after his match).
BIG THANKS to both players and more than five hours of breathtaking “high end” tennis.
I am #inlovewithWimbledon