‘Should Have Lost a Couple of…’- Before Breaking Down in Tears, Novak Djokovic Reveals Wimbledon Regret as He Reminds Tennis World of His Epic Triumph Over Roger Federer

Published 07/16/2023, 3:52 PM EDT

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Novak Djokovic‘s reign of terror on the Centre Court finally comes to an end. He went ten years without losing a single match on the most iconic court in the sport. The dominance fittingly is ended by the brightest prospect in tennis – Carlos Alcaraz. The world number 1 went from being the future of the sport to the present in next to no time.

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After a tiresome Wimbledon final, the players were up and ready for the post-match presentation. The runner-up as always had to speak first and in a rather rare circumstance it was Novak Djokovic holding the plate today. In his speech, the Serb made a special Roger Federer reference.

Novak Djokovic recalls the 2019 Wimbledon final against Roger Federer

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Djokovic spoke about tough losses being a part of the game. He then took a trip down memory lane and recalled another iconic Wimbledon final. The Serb said, “I have to still be very grateful because I won many-many tight and close matches in the past here. To name a few, in 2019 against Roger in that final where I was two match points down. Maybe, I should have lost a couple of finals that I won so I think this is even-steven (laughs with the crowd).

Many people believe that Djokovic should have lost the 2019 final against Roger Federer. The Swiss Maestro won more points and more games across five sets. However, he failed to close each of them out in tiebreaks. Djokovic ended up winning 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12.

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It was indeed an emotional night for the Serb. He has had plenty of those in his career but this one saw him break down on the Centre Court.

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Novak Djokovic broke down during the speech

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The runner-up speech is one of the hardest jobs in tennis and Novak Djokovic showed his vulnerable side when he saw his kids in the box. He couldn’t control his tears while acknowledging his kids and their support throughout the journey. However, the Serb also managed to sign off the speech on a positive note by acknowledging the crowd and the fans.

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Do you think Novak Djokovic can equal Roger Federer’s Wimbledon tally next year? Or has the ship sailed? Do let us know in the comments.

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Raghav Tikmany

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Raghav Tikmany is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his under-graduation in Commerce, his passion for sports encouraged him to take up content writing in the field of sports journalism. He has prior experience in text commentary.
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