‘I Was Beaten by Him..’ – 4 Years After His Epic Wimbledon Final Against Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic Makes Crude Admission About His Form During the Battle in London

Published 05/29/2023, 2:04 PM EDT

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The rivalry between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer has captivated tennis fans for over a decade. Their epic clashes have produced some of the most remarkable matches in history. No match is more memorable than the Wimbledon final of 2019. Recently, during a pre-tournament press conference at the French Open, Djokovic made a surprising admission about his performance during that match.

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The Serb opened up a window into his evolving mindset and game over the past few years. When asked about his preparation for such monumental tournaments, Djokovic expressed his growth as a player. He also acknowledged that his physical form had changed extensively over the decade.

Novak Djokovic opens up about his 2019 nostalgic match with Roger Federer

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Novak Djokovic’s words have induced immense curiosity among the fans of Roger Federer. At the 2019 Wimbledon, Djokovic had to face off against an unstoppable Federer. The Swiss legend was playing some of the best tennis of his career. Although Federer had the upper hand in terms of statistics, Djokovic was still able to come out on top and secure his fifth Wimbledon title.

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However, Djokovic made it clear that he wouldn’t have done anything differently during their Wimbledon encounter. At the pre-tournament press conference at French Open, he confessed, “Well, I said earlier that things are different in terms of my physical state ten years ago than they were now. But not that I would do something differently. I think there were some big, big matches in my life that I lost. I wish maybe I handled those particular situations a bit differently. That would maybe cause a different result for me.

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Djokovic demonstrated the importance of mental strength and strategy rather than relying on sheer numbers.

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He also added, “..statistically I was, you know, beaten by him in every stat. And I never broke his serve the entire match, and I still won it, the finals of Wimbledon. And, you know, against Rafa in 2012, Australian Open finals, et cetera, et cetera.”

Djokovic also talked about his 2014 match with his friend and rival, Federer

Djokovic recently reflected on his match against Roger Federer in the 2014 Wimbledon final in the documentary ‘Boom! Boom! The World Vs Boris Becker.’ Lasting almost four hours, the match showcased the incredible determination and skill of both players. Defeating Federer at Wimbledon, his favorite Grand Slam, required Djokovic to perform at his absolute best. Federer holds the record for the most men’s singles Wimbledon Championships. He has eight titles to his name, highlighting his exceptional ability on grass courts.

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In the documentary, Djokovic described the 2014 Wimbledon final as a thrilling roller coaster ride, acknowledging the challenge of facing Federer on grass. He expressed the need to bring his A-game to stand a chance against Federer’s remarkable skills in those conditions. The match between Djokovic and Federer remains a memorable and intense encounter. It serves as a testament to the incredible talent and resilience of both players, leaving an indelible mark on the history of the sport.

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Dr Aditya Raveendran Menon

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Aditya Menon is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports, covering several high-profile tournaments and events. With a passion for writing that matches his love for the sport, he has a special interest in covering the activities of tennis legends like Serena Williams and the ‘Big Three’ of men’s tennis. Aditya’s interest in tennis started at a young age when his father introduced him to the sport.
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