After crowned Wimbledon 2019, Novak Djokovic made a statement full of confidence when he wanted to soon defeat the general Roger Federer and many seniors to become the best player of all time.
Wimbledon men’s singles finals record in length (4 hours 57 minutes) has just closed when Novak Djokovic overtook Roger Federer 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 4 -6, 13-12 (7-3) to help Nole crowned this tournament for the second year in a row and for the 5th time in his career.
The No. 1 ranked player in the world has also officially had Grand Slam to play the 16th single in his career, significantly narrowing the gap on the number of the highest honors in the village with Rafael Nadal (18 Grand Slam) and Federer (20 Grand Slam).
Djokovic has also officially gone into history to become the 5th player after Ken Rosewall, Rod Laver, Federer and Nadal won four Grand Slam titles when they were over 30 years old. With five proclamations of King Wimbledon, Nole has balanced his achievements with Swedish senior Bjorn Borg and is currently only 8 times worse than Federer (8 times) and Pete Sampras (7 times) on the gold trophy won at the All England Club.
Speaking after rescuing 2 spectacular championships to beat Federer after nearly 5 hours of competition, Djokovic said: “ think this is one of the most interesting and exciting finals I’ve ever been part of. Definitely among the best 2 or 3 games of my career against one of the greatest players of all time”.
Djokovic also did not forget to express his regret for defeating General Federer – who lost to him in all three Wimbledon finals in 2014, 2015 and 2019. “Unfortunately in these types of matches, one of the players It will be unbelievable that both of us have a chance to win. It is extraordinary to have to face two championship points and come back in. It’s strange that you play a series of tie-breakers when the set ratio is 12 all.
Djokovic also confirmed that Federer at the age of 37 has inspired himself to play so supple and explode. In an interview with reporter Tom Rinaldi on ESPN after the match, the player who is currently at the top of the ATP rankings has not been shy about affirming his huge ambition.
“If I continue to have the same support now, I will continue to strive to become the best player in the world and fight for Grand Slam titles. At this stage of my career, that inspire me, motivate me to strive. Obviously, the position of the No. 1 player in history is not far away and it only depends on my health, how good my dedication or I play a few years. And we all hope the best”.
Meanwhile, Federer has not forgotten the holding gold back to gold in the last set of 5 Wimbledon finals with Djokovic when sharing: “It was a great game. It was very long and had everything. I have released everything I have and I still stand. I wish the same for all 37-year-olds”.
Speaking of the 2 championship points that were missed when leading 40-15 in the 16th game of the last five finals, Federer bitterly admitted: “I don’t know if losing after 3 sets is it better than this? You may feel more frustrated than sad or angry, I don’t know how I feel right now, I just feel it’s a great opportunity to win. get that”.