By Banji Fawole
Djokovic savouring his well-deserved victory
Wimbledon defending champion, Novak Djokovic has retained his title, the fifth, after a nerve wrecking and tension soaked finals against rival Roger Federer in what is considered the longest singles final in the tournament’s history at four 4hrs, 55minutes.
Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer 7-6 (7-5) 1-6 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 13-12 (7-3) in another historic first final-set-tie break men singles match
If Federer had won, it would have been his ninth, a record. Hence he told the BBC sports that “It hurts like every loss At Wimbledon
“Playing so much on clay helped keep me match-fit and match-tough.
“I’m happy I played as good and felt as good as I did throughout the championships.
“I don’t know what I feel right now. It was such an incredible opportunity that I missed that I can’t believe it, but it is what it is.”
“You take it on the chin, move on and try to forget. I will try to take the good things out of this match because there is tons of it.
“It hurts, like every loss at Wimbledon.
“But it’s a mindset, and I’m very strong at moving on. I don’t want to be depressed about losing an amazing tennis match.”