Novak Djokovic on coming back from the dead in Wimbledon final: It was quite unreal
Novak Djokovic twice found himself a point away from losing the 2019 Wimbledon final against Roger Federer, but he came back from the dead to win the title.
After the first four sets were shared, Djokovic and Federer continued to slug it out and it was the former who blinked first as Federer broke in game 15 of the fifth set and came out to serve for the match.
The Swiss found himself with two Championship points at 40-15, but Djokovic went all out and saved both.
It eventually went to the tie-breaker and it was the world No 1 who prevailed to win his fifth Wimbledon trophy.
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“It is quite unreal to be two match points down to come back and strange to play a tie-break at 12-12. I was hoping to get to the tie break,” he said.
He added: “I think that if this is not the most exciting final then it’s definitely in the top two or three of my career against one of the greatest players of all time, Roger, who I respect.
“Unfortunately in this type of matches someone has to lose.”
He added: “When I was a boy aged four or five, dreaming to be a tennis player, this has always been the tournament for me.
“I used to make trophies out of different materials in my room and being here to share it with my parents, my son, and my team is extra special.
“I would like to say to my parents especially thank you for everything.”
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