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Roger Federer was so close to lifting his 21st Grand Slam title, however, in the longest final in the history of Wimbledon Novak Djokovic beat the Swiss 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12.
On a Centre Court, as the clock ticked to four hours 57 minutes, Federer hit a ball high to hand the Serb victory.
“I don’t know if losing 2-2-2 feels better than this one. At the end, it actually doesn’t matter to some extent. You might feel more disappointed, sad over angry,” Federer said.
“I don’t know what I feel right now. I just feel like it’s such an incredible opportunity missed, I can’t believe it. It is what it is.”
This loss will sting for Federer, but it’s not the first time the 37-year-old suffered a tough loss and he knows he will have to put it behind him.