2019 Wimbledon Men’s Final Open Thread: Novak Djokovic v Roger Federer
by Staff | July 14th, 2019, 8:37 am
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Rivals Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer collide Sunday for the Wimbledon title. They are the last two men to win Wimbledon, and after today, between them they will have 13 titles at the AELTC.

Federer will seek a 21st Major, extending his all-time record. And a ninth Wimbledon crown which would equal Martina Navratilova. He’ll also try to become the oldest Grand Slam winner in the Open Era.

Djokovic is trying to repeat again at Wimbledon. The 32-year-old World No. 1 is bidding for a 16th Slam, 5th Wimbledon.

ITF NOTES
This is the 48th meeting between the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in a Grand Slam men’s singles final in the Open Era – and the 15th at Wimbledon. Of the 47 previous Grand Slam finals between the Top 2 seeds in the Open Era, the No. 1 seed has won 24 times and the No. 2 seed has won 23 times. Of the 14 previous Wimbledon finals between the Top 2 seeds in the Open Era the No. 1 seed has won 8 times and the No. 2 seed has won 6 times.

NO. 1 NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB) v NO. 2 ROGER FEDERER (SUI)
Head-to-head: Djokovic leads 25-22

A 48th meeting for the pair and their 16th at a Grand Slam. Djokovic leads the overall head-to-head and has also won 9 of the pair’s previous 15 meetings at the Grand Slams.

All 3 of the pair’s previous grass court meetings have come at Wimbledon. Federer won the first time they met here – in the semifinals in 2012 – but Djokovic won their 2 other meetings here, defeating Federer in back-to-back finals in 2014-15.

This is the 3rd time that Djokovic and Federer have met in the Wimbledon final – making it the joint-most contested Wimbledon men’s singles final in the Open Era. Federer has also contested 3 Wimbledon finals against both Nadal and Andy Roddick, while Becker and Stefan Edberg also contested 3 Wimbledon finals.

Federer is bidding to end a 4-match losing streak against Djokovic, having not defeated him since the round robin stage at the 2015 ATP World Tour Finals. Federer is also bidding to end a 4-match losing streak against Djokovic at the Grand Slams, having not defeated him at a Grand Slam since his victory in the semifinals here in 2012.

SUNDAY WIMBLEDON SCHEDULE
CENTRE COURT – 2:00PM
1. Novak Djokovic v Roger Federer
2. Su-Wei Hsieh / Barbora Strycova v Gabriela Dabrowski / Yifan Xu

WEATHER.COM FORECAST
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Novak Djokovic 1.51 v Roger Federer 2.46

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477 Comments for 2019 Wimbledon Men’s Final Open Thread: Novak Djokovic v Roger Federer

squirrel0209 Says:

And so it begins..


Daniel Says:

Federer starts win an ace as in Nadal’s match. Good omen;-)


squirrel0209 Says:

Nice first hold!


squirrel0209 Says:

Lucky hold for Fed, his shots look weak so far, different start than in Nadal match..


squirrel0209 Says:

Arghhhh Fed and his BP curse..


Daniel Says:

Federer used the short slice but missed the FH to kill the break.

Djoko very low 1st serve percentage, 47%


FedExpress Says:

Big chance on BP wasted

Now trouble is his serve


squirrel0209 Says:

4 great first serves from Fed to hold, nice! This should give him the confidence!


FedExpress Says:

Champ response after being 0-30 down


Daniel Says:

Great hold from 0-30 down all with 1st serves in. FH DTL is working for Fed today.


Daniel Says:

Great game with a lot of volleys finishing at the net, cutting the rhythm.

Fed has to take his chances as Djoko is not serving that well so far.


squirrel0209 Says:

Totally agree Daniel, this set is really his for the taking given Djoko’s poor serving performance so far..


squirrel0209 Says:

Two lovely dropshots..


Madmax Says:

Guys! You are here! There seems to be a delay in posts.

FedExpress Says:
Big chance on BP wasted

Now trouble is his serve

July 14th, 2019 at 9:30 am

He held on FedEx. Stay cool. Fed is the coolest of the cool :-)

Come on! Let’s break!


squirrel0209 Says:

All of a sudden, three great serves from Djoko..🤦🏻‍♀️


Madmax Says:

Beautfiful squirrel.

Come on Roger!


squirrel0209 Says:

Hi Madmax! Great that you are here, you’re our leader! What’s your take so far? I’m liking our idol’s chance.

Arghhhh a shame Fed can’t break Djoko there..


Daniel Says:

Djoko is low on 1st serve percentage but he only lost 2 points on 1st serves in. Saved an scare 0-30 after Federer with 2 master class drop shots.

Overall Federer has better stats (apart form 1st pts won), had a BP and this last game.


FedExpress Says:

Good serving by Nole

Fed had a good chance to grap a SP on Deuce

Now then, Federer serving at 5-5


Madmax Says:

A game of small margins right now.

Hold your serve now Roger.

It’s close.


Madmax Says:

Wow serving by Fed there.

Nerves of steel.


Madmax Says:

Wow by Novak.


FedExpress Says:

Dropper was ill advised.

Should have swung it cc


Madmax Says:

Brilliant shot by Fed. Really brilliant.


FedExpress Says:

That BH at 15-30

Clutch


FedExpress Says:

What a game

BH and FH dtl in crucial moments


Madmax Says:

Incredible game by both players.

FedExpress, look at the way he is mixing up his shots, and Novak, what a defender! Cannot believe it! Already, all of this in the first set.

Ooh, it’s close.


Madmax Says:

Crunch time Fedex.


Daniel Says:

Federer 18/22 and Djoko 20/22 in 1st Serve entering tiebreak, 4 aces each.


FedExpress Says:

TB time

hell nervous


Daniel Says:

Federer choose the wrong side, have the FH to get mini break


Daniel Says:

Shots he wasn’t missing against Nadal. Damm it, should be 3-0 and serve already. Djoko in his head


FedExpress Says:

Yeah, millisecs to decide but most of the tines he does choose the wrong side


Daniel Says:

3rd second serve by DJoko this breaker. Finally he took advantage because Djoko is not missing anything, Fed will have to earn the point.


squirrel0209 Says:

The nerve.. 3 all..


Madmax Says:

Come on you beauty!

Federer!


Daniel Says:

Finally winning a point on his 1st serve. mini break up. time to serve big.


squirrel0209 Says:

Coming from behind in TB like against Nadal?? Lovez it!!


Giles Says:

WTH dressed Mirka? ROFL


squirrel0209 Says:

SP Djoko…


FedExpress Says:

Why man why

heart racing


squirrel0209 Says:

Damn…


Madmax Says:

2 aces.

Come on Roger!


Daniel Says:

Yeah, Djoko is in Fed’s head. 3 or 4 FH errors this tiebreak. A set Federer was overall better but Djoko stop missing, just 6 UE in 97 points played.


FedExpress Says:

Madmax i know i have to be optimistic

but after losing the set and the way he did its tough


squirrel0209 Says:

Fed is still the better player so I hope he finds a way like Nishikori match..


Madmax Says:

Okay. Well, it could have gone either way.

Well done to Novak. Nerves of Steel. Come on Novak fans, come on down here. It’s a brilliant match so far.

Let’s go Federer!

Exactly. Small Margins in this game.


FedExpress Says:

Mission impossible now.


Daniel Says:

Federer needed this 1st set more.


Madmax Says:

FedExpress Says:
Madmax i know i have to be optimistic

but after losing the set and the way he did its tough

July 14th, 2019 at 10:10 am

FedExpress, I understand. Really do. But he playing brilliantly. Small margins right now.

It is a quality match. And though he should have won the first set, you have to say, Novak is the Champion and isn’t world number 1 for nothing.

Hang in there FedEx!

Come on Federer!

Now, I think the match is on.


Giles Says:

Daniel. Nobody is in anybody’s head. Lol


Daniel Says:

Duble BP, now he has to take his chances.


Madmax Says:

Daniel Says:
Federer needed this 1st set more.

July 14th, 2019 at 10:11 am

He has lost first sets before in Finals Daniel. He has lost 2 sets before in finals, a few of them. He will do what he can do, and do what he does best. He can do this.

He is playing great. Come on!


FedExpress Says:

Lul

Break up


Daniel Says:

Federer breaks. Perfect start by Fed to relax even long 1st set. Now he has to keep the good serving as he hasn’t faced a BP yet.


rajesh Says:

Heart wants roger to win but mind says djoko


Madmax Says:

Break. Brilliant. Nerves are settling.


Daniel Says:

Hold. 2-0 up. It will be a tense set overtime Fed serves now.


Daniel Says:

Damm, 0-40. triple BP for insurance break.


Daniel Says:

Yeah, Fed is winning more 2nd serves. Djoko is only 46% 12/46.
3-0 up and Djoko had a letdown after the tense first serve.

Fed had BP in 3 of 8 service games and another deuce game where Djoko only “threaten” Fed once in a 40-40 game.

Fed better on serve.


FedExpress Says:

Surely Federer cant lose the set

Remember RG 2012 where he also led double break in the 2nd set vs Nole but lost the set in the end


FedExpress Says:

And Federer shouldnt trap into Noles mind games.


Madmax Says:

rajesh Says:
Heart wants roger to win but mind says djoko

July 14th, 2019 at 10:15 am

Ah, relax. rajesh. It’s a great match and that is all we can ask for.

Novak is predicted the win, but I just want Roger to fight. And to win!

Come on Roger!


Madmax Says:

Federer is playing with freedom right more, more freedom and taking more risks.

Come on Fed, let’s get the set. Go get it!

Come on!


squirrel0209 Says:

Yes 5-1!!


Madmax Says:

Keep the serve aggressive. Come on Fed!


Daniel Says:

Wow, this slice drop shot winner from after the double lines. 0-30


Madmax Says:

Twists and turns FedExpress, swings and roundabouts, keep saying this. Game of small margins. Will be my new mantra!

Serving to stay in the second set.

Hope Federer can take advantage of the double break.


Daniel Says:

0-540, break and start serving 1st third set.


squirrel0209 Says:

3 BPs to serve in the 3rd set,come on Fed!


squirrel0209 Says:

Yesss 3rd set! Hopefully he can keep the momentum!


jatin Says:

Great Set by Fed
Hope he can continue this level because Novak will increase the intensity in this set.


FedExpress Says:

Wow.

Nole totally gave the set up.

Fed will serve first in the 3rd


Daniel Says:

Wow, what a collapse by Djoko this set. He just let go and starts thinking in 3rd already.

Federer has to seize the opportunity to serve 1st and use the momentum as Djoko is missing a lot.

I will rather Fed had a break by set, but let’s see if Djoko will regroup for third set, so far Federer level didn’t drop a bit.


jatin Says:

Its Good that Fed is serving first. He just has to hold and he will get a look on Novak’s game as he is returning awesome.


Madmax Says:

Did you see that gorgeous cross court —-was it a drop shot? OMG. Who plays like that Daniel?

Federer.

Second set to Fed.

That’s more like it. Game on!

Exactly the same result as yesterday, in terms of tie break first set, (though Nadal won this) then 6:1 second set.


jatin Says:

Comon Fed. Game on


Madmax Says:

jatin Says:
Its Good that Fed is serving first. He just has to hold and he will get a look on Novak’s game as he is returning awesome.

Agree Jatin.

July 14th, 2019 at 10:36 am

Daniel,

Fed played awesome in this second set. He was aggressive and to get that break early on, this third set now, is crucial for him. He has shaken off the nerves now, and so this third set is vital for the rest of the match, I feel.


Madmax Says:

aggressive, attacking tennis Fed. And for the serve to be perfect.


squirrel0209 Says:

Nice first game hold by Fed to assert himself in this set. He’s not going away!


jatin Says:

Fed hasn’t lost his level which is great Madmax.
1-0


Daniel Says:

2 sets and Federer didn’t face a single BP so far. IF he keeps this serving and DJoko low on 1st in he will create more chances.

Also Djoko body language doesn’t seem that good to me.


squirrel0209 Says:

Hmmm Fed’s shots are still not precise…very worrying because Djoko can come back at any time..


FedExpress Says:

First point of Noles service game

Federer had it won but played back to Nole twice and eventually got passed


FedExpress Says:

Dont fall for Noles trap, Fed


jatin Says:

As long as Fed is serving great. He should be fine, chances will come.


jatin Says:

Great hold by Fed. Comon.
2-1


Madmax Says:

Clinical and efficient guys. Really. Strategic, delicate, intellectual, what a player!

Come on Fed!


Madmax Says:

I hear you Jatin!

Game on! Focus is the key. He is in the zone now.


squirrel0209 Says:

Fed is still being passive on Djoko’s serve..idk why!


squirrel0209 Says:

Yes Madmax, loving your encouragement, wish Fed can hear that too!


squirrel0209 Says:

Djoko is slowly getting back to form, Fed needs to hold here.


Daniel Says:

Djoko back in the match, not missing more BHs as he were in set 2. Fed needs to keep his great serving and wait end of set. But also that is precisely when Djoko grows, when the set is tough.


Madmax Says:

Tense game guys.

It’s very tense listening to Andrew Castle.

Come on now Fed. Let’s keep up the high intensity.


squirrel0209 Says:

Perfect serving by Fed, now he just needs to push Djoko on his serve!


Madmax Says:

Daniel,

You are right. Always feel like Novak is on the edge of a breakout, but Fed is holiding really well. Totally focused and in the zone.

Porud of the Federer serve and his game right now.

Becker is giving away too many secrets.


Daniel Says:

Fed is amazing on his service games today. Facing the greatest return even for 2 and half sets (one long) and not facing a single BP, only 1 game went 40-40 is remarkable. Hope he keeps it up.


Madmax Says:

Daniel, he is going to do it, right? He can do this, though the odds are against him.

Look at his movement and his way of pulling shots out, when you don’t see them.

Amazing!


squirrel0209 Says:

Boris does reveal too much imo too! Haha. I guess this is why he got big bucks to comment at Wimbledon! Lol


Madmax Says:

Come on Fed!

Break!

Fed is calm. I have never seen Federer on court, so calm.


Madmax Says:

Brilliant shot by Novak. Equally Calm.


squirrel0209 Says:

Again, Fed failing to assert himself in Djoko’s serve game. Come on Fed!


Madmax Says:

Come on Fed. It seems like they are toying with each other. What do you think?

Come on now Fed! No more toying, just go for it – I think too, he may be conserving his energy.


Madmax Says:

Brilliant and very efficient service game everyone.

Close match.

Close. The stars are aligned. Come on Federer.


squirrel0209 Says:

Again, Fed too laid back in Djoko’s serve game. Come on Fed!!


FedExpress Says:

Man, what are you doing?


Madmax Says:

Come on Fed. Let’s serve it out.

Nerves of steel.


jatin Says:

Great serving by Fed..
Its time to play a great return game now.
Comon Fed.


Daniel Says:

Great hold. Pressure on Djoko now serving 4-5. Fed needs a string of good returns and some help by Djoko making an error or 2.


squirrel0209 Says:

Wow that was tense! I couldnt look like Mirka lol

Seriously, so proud of Fed’s serving today, brilliant. Now he needs to improve his baseline play. Come on Champ!!!


FedExpress Says:

Nearly let it slip


Madmax Says:

Fedfans,

Come on! Come on Roger! Get this set. It’s so bloody close!

Craftsmanship by the Maestro.


Madmax Says:

FedExpress Says:
Nearly let it slip

July 14th, 2019 at 11:07 am

But he didn’t FedExpress. Come on! Give the Maestro some credit. And also Novak for hanging in there.

Fed is ahead, just.


squirrel0209 Says:

Two more..


jatin Says:

Comon Fed..
2 Points away. Comon


squirrel0209 Says:

Great serving by Djoko..


squirrel0209 Says:

Wow what a volley!!! Set point!!


Daniel Says:

Amazing point. Set Point. Crucial, point of the match


jatin Says:

Such awesome Play….. Go Go Go man


Madmax Says:

Roger,

Three more.


Madmax Says:

God. He is amazing. I cannot believe Roger Federer.

A giant. A tiger. A lion.


squirrel0209 Says:

Djoko is finding his first serve when he needs it, very solid from him. Well done Djoko..


Madmax Says:

Nerves of steel. Novak.

Wow.


Daniel Says:

Damm, told ya, when the things get tough Djoko raises. Served great this game.

ow go on and do your part Fed and secure at least tiebreak.


jatin Says:

Fed has to hold here


Madmax Says:

Come on Roger!

Roger! Roger! Come on!


FedExpress Says:

Sp came and went

How will this affect his service game?


Madmax Says:

Wow to Novak. Wow.

Now, this is crucial, but close.


jatin Says:

Great serving display.


squirrel0209 Says:

Phenomenal hold by Fed. Hope he breaks because Djoko will win another TB I fell..


Madmax Says:

FedExpress,

He can do it. Federer can do it, but it is damn, damn close.

65% first serves. Needs to up it.


Daniel Says:

In worst case Fed needs this breaker, he can not afford lose 2 tiebreaks in a Wimbledon final.

The ideal is Djokoget tense and he make some incredible points to break, close the set and serve 1st 4th set.

This set is crucial for Fed, similar as 1st where he had BP and Djoko none so far.


Madmax Says:

jatin Says:
Great serving display.

July 14th, 2019 at 11:13 am

squirrel0209 Says:
Phenomenal hold by Fed. Hope he breaks because Djoko will win another TB I fell..

July 14th, 2019 at 11:13 am

He has to try and break him guys.

Come on Federer. Aggressive and tactical now. Just do it!


FedExpress Says:

Will Nole steal another set through a TB


squirrel0209 Says:

BH DTL baby!!!


jatin Says:

What a great backhand pass by Fed.


Madmax Says:

Fed needs some great returns now, he does.


Madmax Says:

Attacking Novak’s shots.

Excellent Federer. Excellent.

Beautiful back hand pass by Federer. Gorgeous.


squirrel0209 Says:

TB it is..


squirrel0209 Says:

Fed blinks first..hope he recovers..


FedExpress Says:

Federer had an easy FH to break in the first set and even two serves to close out the TB

Now the story repeats. BP which was SP not converted and paying the price


Madmax Says:

Silly shot by Federer there, but this is it Guys.

Third set – tie breaker.

Come on Federer, if you want this in 4 sets. Going to be tough. Eye on the ball now.


FedExpress Says:

Federer is so tight now.


Daniel Says:

Can’t believe Djoko will win this match playing worse than Federer.


Madmax Says:

Fed needs to take advantage of Novak’s lack of first serves in.

Federer, come on! Come on! Come on!

Commmeeeee oonnnnnnnnn!!!!


Madmax Says:

Federer is nevous, but there you go. Novak is back on track.


FedExpress Says:

This is it.

Bye bye Wimbledon trophy.

Cant believe this.


Madmax Says:

Come on Federer! Come on!


squirrel0209 Says:

Yeah…let’s go 4th set I guess..


Daniel Says:

3 sets, no break points and he will be 1-2 down.


Madmax Says:

FedExpress Says:
This is it.

Bye bye Wimbledon trophy.

Cant believe this.

July 14th, 2019 at 11:22 am

What did you say yesterday FedEx? You didn’t care about today, and now? It’s a great match. Be proud of this man.


Madmax Says:

Great play by Novak.

Excellent play.


Daniel Says:

Moment of the truth. 5-4 2 serves Djoko.


RZ Says:

Well this match is over. :-(


squirrel0209 Says:

I wish Fwd can play as well as he played against Nadal..

Let’s go 4th set..


Daniel Says:

5-4, second serve and he hit an slice drop out, a shot he makes 99 out of 100.

If Fed doesn’t have an early break match over. If t goes to 4th set tiebreak he will lose again. Djoko is in his head when the moment gets tough and Fed didn’t even had to face/save a single BP.

Djoko just hanging and produces his best in 2 breaker.

Was the same as those finals in 2014/2015, Djoko won close third sets because he plays better under tense situations.


jatin Says:

Hope Fed can repeat the 2nd set now and break Novak early.


Madmax Says:

Well done Novak. 2 sets to 1. Now we have to win the next 2 sets…I think you said, 5 sets (?). Who knows.

Come on now, Federer has played so, so well so far.

Consistency throughout, but he is playing the world number 1 and the nerves I think set in.

This is critical now for Fed, obviously to win this set.

Remember, Federer has not faced a break point. The better player, BUT, it’s Novak’s to lose.

let’s stay posiitive though guys. FedExpress, bottom lip in now! :-)

Daniel, what’s the prognosis please on the statistics, I would say they are pretty close so far? Yes?


Madmax Says:

jatin Says:
Hope Fed can repeat the 2nd set now and break Novak early.

July 14th, 2019 at 11:29 am

Way to go Jatin! Way to go!


squirrel0209 Says:

Yeah hopefully Jatin..

It’s now or never..


Daniel Says:

I mean, he plays 15 straight service games without facing a single break point and is 1-2 behind, WTF???

Also, Djojo will serve 1st this set, so if the set goes long Federer will be under huge pressure 3-4 onwards.


Madmax Says:

Federer got to play super focused, lights out tennis and save a bit for the fifth set. Now, come on!


squirrel0209 Says:

Fed’s baseline game is really letting him down today..


Daniel Says:

Madmax,

Federer better in all stats, I mean all. Serves stats, receiving stats, net stats. Winner / UE ratio

Djoko is 26/23 in winners ratio. the difference is that Djoko won 4 or 5 important points. Those 2 BPs in set 1 and 3 and a few points in both breaker. That is it!


Madmax Says:

Come on Fed. Cool as a cucumber.

he won’t give up without a fight. Nothing to lose. Go for it!


Madmax Says:

Keep them coming Daniel. He will turn it around. He will. just got to stay cool.

Under immense pressure, but if anyone can do it, and I mean, anyone.

Federer can.


Madmax Says:

squirrel0209 Says:
Fed’s baseline game is really letting him down today..

July 14th, 2019 at 11:33 am

But squirrel, his accruacy overall in this match has been stupendous.


Madmax Says:

He’s a tactician, not a baseliner.


Daniel Says:

No lapses by Djoko this time. If his level don’t drop or he plays a really bad game not much Fed can do other than hold his serve and toss it up in another breaker.


jatin Says:

Fed has to keep on holding as Novak is serving first.


squirrel0209 Says:

True Madmax, you’re right.

I guess it was Fed not being able to win the most important points.

I hope we can have a nicr 4th set, I still do believe!


Madmax Says:

That was a quick service game.

Oh, I hope he is not thinking about those missed opportunities, There is no point.

Come on Fed. Give it all you have got.

You have to give credit to Novak. What a man of steel right now.

Wow to Novak.


Madmax Says:

Hold your serve Fed. Beautiful serving right now.


Daniel Says:

Djoko zoning now, serve wasn’t even to return and than he finish with an amazing winner.


jatin Says:

2-2.
Comon Fed


jatin Says:

Great CC Pass….. 0-15


Madmax Says:

Way to go Federer.

2 games all. Fourth set.

Keep believing FedExpress.


jatin Says:

Amazing Shot by Novak.
15-15


Madmax Says:

Yessssssssssssss!!!!!!!!

Come on Maestro! Come on!


Daniel Says:

This is Fed’s chance, DF 15-30


jatin Says:

15-30
Comon Fed. Now is your chance


Madmax Says:

Great shot making by Novak.

Beautiful shot by Novak.


jatin Says:

The 1st time I saw fed winning a challenge in Last 2 matches.. LOL.
Comon No w


Madmax Says:

Come on Federer!

Take your chance now Maestro.


squirrel0209 Says:

Yes a break! Let’s see if he can capitalize on this.


Daniel Says:

YEAHHH
3-2 Federer and serve. Has to keep the serving, can not give an inch as Djoko will go all over his serve this game.


Madmax Says:

Nowwwwwwwwwww….

Break….!!!!!!


RZ Says:

Hopefully I spoke too soon…


jatin Says:

Fed has to be super clutch in his serve now… Take it to the 5th Fed.


Madmax Says:

Yessss!

He’s in. This is going to the fifth guys. Come on. It is so, so close.

Fifth set. Despite silly Boris. Boris is as bad as Castle.

Federer has shown some steel there. He is keeping his moral up, and he is starting to believe again.


Madmax Says:

This is a game of nerves and steel now for Federer.

Hold on to this serve Fed. Keep them short and precise.


squirrel0209 Says:

Nice hold. Two more times then we can have a 5th set..


jatin Says:

If this set goes to the 5th then Novak should feel the pressure as he does not had any break point chance at all.


FedExpress Says:

My BP cant take this


Daniel Says:

Easy hold. 2 more holds and we’ll have a fifth.

I am amazed how Federer is not facing a single BP against Djoko this match. This shows how confiant on serve he is


squirrel0209 Says:

True Jatin! This gives me hope!


Madmax Says:

jatin Says:
Fed has to be super clutch in his serve now… Take it to the 5th Fed.

July 14th, 2019 at 11:49 am

Rock on Jatin!

Go Federer!

Clutch serving. Under pressure.

This match is NOT over yet.


Madmax Says:

Daniel Says:
Easy hold. 2 more holds and we’ll have a fifth.

I am amazed how Federer is not facing a single BP against Djoko this match. This shows how confiant on serve he is

July 14th, 2019 at 11:51 am

Confident and Defiant Daniel1 That was a clever word!


jatin Says:

Fed started playing even better now.. 30-30


Madmax Says:

Fed keeping the points short on the return.

Some beautiful passing shots right now.


jatin Says:

Comon Fed.. Break him again


Madmax Says:

Fed in the zone. Irrespective of stupid commentary from BBC.


squirrel0209 Says:

Omg yes!! Double break baby! U amazing man Fed!!


jatin Says:

MASTERO IS BACK


Madmax Says:

Come on you beauty!


Daniel Says:

This is good, him holding he will enter 5th set having broken Djoko 2 straight times and as he lost the sets he served 1st I even want Djoko to serve 1st 5th set.

Fed will also enter 5th set knowing he was not broken in 19 straight games and tiebreak in only 12-12 so he will have the boost.


jatin Says:

Thankfully no Tie breaker in the 5th set atleast for 12-12.


Madmax Says:

Come on Federererrerererererererrrr!!!!!

Come on!

It’s all happening. What a set! What a set!

Come on Maestro! You can do it! Bring it on now Federer.

This is where the nerves need to hold and the fine piece of steel that runs through him, in those intense moments.

Come on!


jatin Says:

1st BP for Novak.


Madmax Says:

Novak is tiring a little, that was a below par shot.

Come on Fed. Nerves of steel. Come on!


Madmax Says:

Stay focused you beauty.

2 great serves.

Come on!


jatin Says:

MIND BLOWING LEVEL OF TENNIS THIS IS


Madmax Says:

Hold…hold…hold Fed.


squirrel0209 Says:

Omg what a rally to save a BP!!


Daniel Says:

Federer winning the 2 longest rallies of the match and this time saving BP


squirrel0209 Says:

Fed broken…


jatin Says:

Novak Broke back.


Daniel Says:

Damm, he shouldn’t give this boost to Djoko. Even if he closes the 4th next tie he serves (hopefully), Djoko will know now he can break Federer.

Now I hope he breaks again and serve 1st 5th.


Madmax Says:

Come on!

Stay focused.


Madmax Says:

Can we go to a fifth? Yes! Come on!


FedExpress Says:

wtf was that.

broken not all game and then that

the next service game will be so hard to watch


squirrel0209 Says:

Fed serving for the set..


FedExpress Says:

I dont wanna know how fed feels.


jatin Says:

Fed has to be CLUTCH here


Daniel Says:

Toke for Federer to open the game well and serve the set out. NO hicups

Yo can do it!


squirrel0209 Says:

I say it’s better to be broken this set than the final set! At least now it’s out of his mind aboung when being broken hehe


squirrel0209 Says:

5th set here we go! Come on my Champ, u can do this, just one last push!!!!!!!


jatin Says:

5th set Incoming…
Hope fed can avenge 2014 here.. He can do it…. Comon


FedExpress Says:

3 fife setters playes vs Nole

all theee lost

should have won 2 of them (had MPs)


Ronn Says:

What is goin on with Djoko? He seems clueless out there.The first serve is all overy the place and his return of serve is bad and he looks like he doesn’t even care. Can he regroup and shift into a higher gear? It doesn’t look like it at this point. Let’s just hope he digs deep and keeps the 5th set tight.


Daniel Says:

Fifth set it is, awesome!!!

And Fed borrem Djoko 5 times (5/8) and only loss serve once (1/2).

Fed needs an early break as soon as possible. Both are capable of finding an extra gear at any time, but so far Fed was able to do it twice and Djoko only in tiebreaks. Djoko is oscillating more throughout the match.

Federer better on serve, winning more return points (36% to 29%) and winning more on Djoko’s second serve (51% to 48%). On stats Fed should win, but he will have to do it and keep the good serving.


squirrel0209 Says:

Easy hold by Djoko. Hope Fed replicates the second and fourth set…


Madmax Says:

Daniel awesome.

Fed got to give it all he’s got now. Leave everything out there.

What a champ!..What a champ our Maestro is.

Come on Federer!..Just do it!


Daniel Says:

2 silly misses, a drop shot in a won point and a FH second serve return netted.

Needs to open his game well.


FedExpress Says:

Federer again tight in the first game of the 5th set lime he is scared.

Some decision were so dubious. That dropper especislly. Maybe fatigued


jatin Says:

Fed is going to give his all. And He does not have the pressure of not getting broken as well now.
Hope he finds extra gear to break Novak.


squirrel0209 Says:

That was tense! Nice hold by Fed


squirrel0209 Says:

Why too many slices my Feddy bear…


squirrel0209 Says:

I love Fed’s efforts there even though it didn’t work, he has to keep pushing..


FedExpress Says:

Got it to deuce.

But i am more worried about his service games.


squirrel0209 Says:

Me too FedExpress..


Daneil Says:

Net fu$%^ing Fed twice this game.


FedExpress Says:

Vuck. Every service game will be a rollercoaster from now on


Daniel Says:

Hold of the match for him, 2-2.

Need to break now, Djoko will know he lost chances.


squirrel0209 Says:

Omg that was sooo tense that I had to get up and get away from the tv and watch from far lol


FedExpress Says:

If every service game of Fed will be like that from now on then i will be dead.

He looks stressed.


Daniel Says:

Problem is the last 4 times Fed serve in 2 he faced BP and Djoko is holding easier now. Fed has to be extra careful and seize his opportunities or Djoko help him out and have another let down.


FedExpress Says:

After 5-2 Feds having struggle to hold serve.


FedExpress Says:

Man, got it back to deuce and then that


FedExpress Says:

Another big service game coming up.


FedExpress Says:

Federer seems done mentally and physically.

Cant find that extra gear and serve also gone.


jatin Says:

Comon Fed… Give your best..
Comon


FedExpress Says:

GSM Nole

What a heartbreaker again


FedExpress Says:

BP came and went


FedExpress Says:

Another BP


jatin Says:

ITS NOT OVER YET…


FedExpress Says:

Commmmmeeee onnnnnnn

Somehow somehow breaks back

back his serve has to click now


squirrel0209 Says:

On serve again…omg…im speechless…i thought it was over…this is crazy….


FedExpress Says:

Please hold easily. No drama please.


FedExpress Says:

Man, again this


squirrel0209 Says:

Come on Fed…


squirrel0209 Says:

Finally the net is saving Fed…


FedExpress Says:

I am sooo nervous


jatin Says:

GREAT HOLD FED


FedExpress Says:

Federee somehow holds.

But his legs are gone.


jatin Says:

INSANE DROP SHOT..
COMON FED .
0-15


FedExpress Says:

This is just cruel.


FedExpress Says:

Federer serving to stay in the championship

I am done


squirrel0209 Says:

Fed still could not get the first serve in…


squirrel0209 Says:

Nice hold by Fed but still not convincing..

Hope he breaks here..


Daniel Says:

My heart, what an epic!!


Daniel Says:

DF, 15-30. This is IT!


Daniel Says:

Wow! Thought Fed would get the point and Djoko dive to save it


squirrel0209 Says:

Not quite Daniel..Djoko was brilliant there..


Madmax Says:

Come on!

What a match! What a match!

No regrets OR complaints Guys!

Come on Federer!


Madmax Says:

Daniel Says:
My heart, what an epic!!

July 14th, 2019 at 12:57 pm

For certain Daniel!

Come on champ!


Yoda Says:

Not quite brilliant he served second serve and fed played sort dead balls not trying to hit a winner. Waiting to miss which Novak almost did.


Madmax Says:

Got to keep fighting.

Keep going for it Fed.


Madmax Says:

Wow! My heart. Pumping!

Roger, come on. Find the serve and go you beauty!

Yeahhhhhhhhh Roger! Rogerrrrrrr!

Could go either way guys. Come on!


Madmax Says:

Come on Champ!


Madmax Says:

Champions, both of them.


Madmax Says:

Yesssssss!!!!!!!!!!!

Got it in the bag! Got it in the corner, you beauty


Daniel Says:

Another great hold. Gosh Fed was 2 points from losing several times already. They are saving a bunch of 15-30 games.


squirrel0209 Says:

I cant even….


jatin Says:

SPEECHLESS… WHAT A HOLD…
My heart is in my MOUTH NOW


Madmax Says:

Gutsy move by Fed.

Gutsy return by Novak.

Wow.


Madmax Says:

Gutsy. Steel. Flint. Bones of steel. Come on now!


Madmax Says:

Guys, this is sport.

SPORT. I tell you. Passion. Love tennis. Love Federer1

Come on!


FedExpress Says:

every service game is a struggle

and his route would be

held break and held again for the championship


Tennis Lover Says:

I am already having multiple heart attack. A Fed loss will be equal to live with no means. Just hope that tennis God intervenes on his behalf.


Daniel Says:

Yeah Fedex, what Nadal had to do in 2008.


Madmax Says:

Federer is at his best when under pressure. He’s not going to let this go now guys. Keep believing.

Amazing he is. Amazing. Heart pounding.

Cool as a cucumber.

Come on! Have to keep saying this, to give him that extra push! Come on!


FedExpress Says:

This would be Feds toughest gs loss ever


jatin Says:

LETS GO ROGER LETS GO


squirrel0209 Says:

Please tennis God..let Fed win..

I’m having multiple heart attack as well..


Madmax Says:

Federer,

Do NOT blink.

Come on! So proud of you. This is an amazing final so far.

Novak fans, where are you?


FedExpress Says:

How madmax? Every service game is a struggle. Cant buy a 1st service.


jatin Says:

Comon…. KEEP THE ACES COMING


Daniel Says:

7-7.
Can they play the first super tiebreak at 12-12 in the final? That would be insane.


Madmax Says:

Now come on Federer. Think about it. Hold your serve. Serve 4 aces. Keep it real.


jatin Says:

Comon Fed .
7-7


Madmax Says:

FedExpress Says:
How madmax? Every service game is a struggle. Cant buy a 1st service.

July 14th, 2019 at 1:13 pm

FedExpress,

Relax. He is going to win. Relax please.

Come on Federer!


Tennis Lover Says:

Old Leg, at the twilight of his career- God do not be cruel on Mr. Federer, just make Djoko nervous so that Fed can find few of his magical shots. That is all what is needed for Fed now.


Madmax Says:

Brilliant service game by the Fed.

Don’t underestimate him FedExpress.

Seriously. He is in it to win it.

He can do it!


Madmax Says:

Just a few points here and there, will make all the difference.

Mindset. It’s all about mindset.

Come on Fed. Get into God mode now and break!


Madmax Says:

Got nothing to lose.


Madmax Says:

Champ! Federer. Come on!


squirrel0209 Says:

Omg!!!! What a break!!!!!!!!!!


Madmax Says:

Come on Fed.

Come on.

God Mode.

Unbelievable.


jatin Says:

FED BREAKS…
COMON CHAMP..
SERVE IT OUT NOW


Daniel Says:

THIS IS IT!!!

He has to serve as he did last game. Won 4 straight points with Djoko at 30-0.

21st and 9th on his racquet now! Go Fed!! We believe.


squirrel0209 Says:

Please Fed!!! Serve for your crown!!!


Mamdax Says:

I hear you Jatin.

Must not take his eye off the ball!

He’s got the break!

Oh My God.

Frigging unbelievable!

Come on Federererrerererererrrrrr!!!!


Madmax Says:

4 aces.

Just 4 aces.

Come on Federer. This is it.


rajesh Says:

Come on roger


Madmax Says:

Come on Roge. Stay cool.


Madmax Says:

Come on Rogerrrrrr!

Servie it out!

Come on!


Madmax Says:

2 more points.


Madmax Says:

1 more.

Come on Federer.

1 more.

ONE MORE!


Tennis Lover Says:

Roger needs some luck, Novak is not giving up anything!


squirrel0209 Says:

Omg….


Daniel Says:

Match over!!!

2 MPs on serve and he loses 4 straight games. Nerves


Madmax Says:

SERVING FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP. Just 2 more points now….

This is it!

You can do it


FedExpress Says:

i will die

2 MMps


Madmax Says:

This is unbelievable!

Roger! Come on!

Nerves of steel.


Daniel Says:

USO all over again. Unbelievable


squirrel0209 Says:

Cannot believe that…


Madmax Says:

Gutsy Novak.

Seriously Gutsy.

Roger. Come on!

This is tennis.


FedExpress Says:

To lose 3 five setters after having MPs

what a choker


RZ Says:

Ugh. Is Fed going to lose a other match to Djokovic after holding match points?


Madmax Says:

Roger needs to just get back on track. Work to be done.

It is a rollercoaster of absolute emotion.

Loving this final.

Roger. Come on!!!!


jatin Says:

Novak is Something else when it comes to saving Match Points…….


FedExpress Says:

This one gonna hurt forever


Madmax Says:

FedExpress Says:
To lose 3 five setters after having MPs

what a choker

July 14th, 2019 at 1:26 pm

RZ Says:
Ugh. Is Fed going to lose a other match to Djokovic after holding match points?

July 14th, 2019 at 1:26 pm

Ssshhhhhhh

genius at work.

Seriously guys, you are unbelievable.

Roger is a hairbreadth away. Give him some respect!

Here we go again.

So, so close.


FedExpress Says:

Madmax, he wont.

He worked hard to break him. 2 MPs.

2 serves. got broken

now watch him broken again.

This is the most painful defeat in his career and i doubt he will recover drom that


Daniel Says:

Fed serving against the sun.


Madmax Says:

FedExpress Says:
This one gonna hurt forever

July 14th, 2019 at 1:28 pm

FedExpress,

Go and lie down. Stop worrying. It is not helping you.

Federer rushed the MPs, but he is still in the match.

Has to hold though. Has to hold. 4 aces and he is still in the match.

Oh my. The emotion. Already surpassed my expectations.

Come on you beauty.


Tennis Lover Says:

Bad return game at crucial moments and lack of big second serve is hurting Roger here.


Madmax Says:

Yesssss!

Come on! Come on! Come on!

Patience and passion.
A beautiful point there.

More of that!


jatin Says:

Its Not over yet…
Comon Fed


Madmax Says:

Come on! Federer staying cool. Staying cool, but aggressive when he needs to.

Awesome shot Federer!


FedExpress Says:

Why not the game before?

vuck. dont wanna a TB. he has to break and hold again


Daniel Says:

Game Federer. at least he held easy a tense game after the MPs.

3 more hold each and they will do history in a Wimbledon final.

Agree FedEx, if he locos will be the most devastating defeat ever, he never lost a Slam final after having MPs, on serve.


squirrel0209 Says:

This is so hard to watch…


Madmax Says:

Yessssssssssssss!!!!

YYYYEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

CRAZY MATCH. CRAZY GAME. This is why we love tennis everyone! This is why.


Madmax Says:

Daniel Says:
Game Federer. at least he held easy a tense game after the MPs.

3 more hold each and they will do history in a Wimbledon final.

Agree FedEx, if he locos will be the most devastating defeat ever, he never lost a Slam final after having MPs, on serve.

July 14th, 2019 at 1:33 pm

Daneil,

He is NOT going to lose.


FedExpress Says:

Now he has to hold again


Daniel Says:

3 more holds, have to look at it as if its just a regular tiebreak.


jatin Says:

Fed has to hold somehow and try to get it to the Tie Breaker somehow..
Comon Fed Comon Fed Comon


Madmax Says:

Titans. Giants. Both of them.


Madmax Says:

Come on Fed.

Don’t take the eye of the ball.

Wow!

Wow!

Wow!

Dramaaaaaaa!


FedExpress Says:

Why god why

One ace or service winner or UE on the MPs were needed


Madmax Says:

Come on Roger. This is it. Hold your serve. Go for it champ.


Madmax Says:

FedExpress Says:
Why god why

One ace or service winner or UE on the MPs were needed

July 14th, 2019 at 1:37 pm

Relax FedEx

The eyes of the world are on these two greats. Loving the match.

Come on Federer!


Daniel Says:

Another easy hold, keep them coming. 10-10


jatin Says:

SOLID SERVE….


Madmax Says:

you have to let that go FedEx, it’s gone.

Now it is for Federer to hold serve and keep the belief.


Madmax Says:

Come on!

Serve and Volley. Beautiful.


FedExpress Says:

Why is serving well now?

All Nole needs is one breal or a TB?
I think the TB goes to 10?


Tennis Lover Says:

I am dying, I am experiencing real high blood pressure now. God, Help Roger Federer to win at least! I can’t take it anymore!


Madmax Says:

Oh Wow. What a match. What a match!

10 all


Madmax Says:

Tennis Lover Says:
I am dying, I am experiencing real high blood pressure now. God, Help Roger Federer to win at least! I can’t take it anymore!

July 14th, 2019 at 1:40 pm

Yes you can take it. Right through to the end TennisLover. Hang in there.


squirrel0209 Says:

11-10…


Madmax Says:

FedExpress Says:
Why is serving well now?

All Nole needs is one breal or a TB?
I think the TB goes to 10?

July 14th, 2019 at 1:40 pm

It goes to 12 FedEx. Keep believing.


FedExpress Says:

so heartbreaking.


Madmax Says:

Come on Federer. This is on your racquet. 4 aces. Stay cool. Stay calm. Stay aggressive and tactical. Use what you have of your energy and put it all out there. Come on Champ!

Keep believing. It’s incredible everyone. Loving this. So, so close.


Madmax Says:

Gutsy shot Federer.


Madmax Says:

Stay focused now champ.


Tennis Lover Says:

For God’s sake, blast some return now


Madmax Says:

Yesssss! Game Federer.

Pressure on Novak. Come on Federer. This is unbelievable.

Unbelievable. Tension.

Grit and Self-belief now. Don’t blink Federer.


Daniel Says:

Federer needs just 1 more hold to force the breaker, maybe he conjure magic as he didn’t do in other 2.


Daniel Says:

Talk to soon, it was 40- Djoko and now 40-40


FedExpress Says:

Man BP went

This is just cruel


RZ Says:

Both guys have picked up their games so late into the 5th set. They are amazing.


Daniel Says:

Another BP, redemption point.


Daniel Says:

Federer held his arm on passing shot, he should have unleashed the stroke.


FedExpress Says:

i am dying


Daniel Says:

Saved 2 BP’s. This match needs a tiebreak. Djoko made the passing shot to break Federer when he serve for the match and Federer didn’t kill the point.

Hope Fed can serve well. One more hold and a chance to fight of the title till the very end.


jatin Says:

Just One Hold Fed….


Tennis Lover Says:

Same old problem- Roger is failing to convert the breaking points.


Daniel Says:

30-0, 2 more points.


Madmax Says:

Wow.

Come on! Novak, incredible, amazing grit.

Wow. Under pressure totally and THAT was an impressive game by Novak.

Well played.

Now, come on Fed. Use that resilience. Aggression and tactics.

Unbelievable!


Daniel Says:

First edition of new rule decided the final and title under 12-12 amazing.


FedExpress Says:

Man how is he supposed to win the TB after losing all two today


Madmax Says:

Come on Federerrrrreeeerrrrr!


Madmax Says:

Yesssssssss!!!!!

Game Federer!

Ace!


Tennis Lover Says:

Guys, see you at the hospital if Fed does not win this. Thank you for the time and the hearty talks to give me some comfort!


Madmax Says:

He needs all of his strength now FedEx.

ALL of it.

Come of Federer! Come on!

THIS IS IT!


Madmax Says:

Tennis Lover Says:
Guys, see you at the hospital if Fed does not win this. Thank you for the time and the hearty talks to give me some comfort!

July 14th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Can Fed turn it around?

Yes! He can! Come on!


Madmax Says:

Wow. This is Wow. Best end to the final. It had to be.

Federer. Come on! Come on!

Oh My!

Get into God mode!


Daniel Says:

Can’t believe, start bad 3 tiebreaks.Not meant to be


RZ Says:

3 dumb mistakes in the TB. What a shame it’s going to end on a less than stellar note


Madmax Says:

Twists and Turns guys. Always the way. Game of small margins. Tiny. Fragile, Thin.

But let’s keep the faith.

Come on Fed. This is it.


Madmax Says:

Daniel Says:
Can’t believe, start bad 3 tiebreaks.Not meant to be

July 14th, 2019 at 2:03 pm

RZ Says:
3 dumb mistakes in the TB. What a shame it’s going to end on a less than stellar note

July 14th, 2019 at 2:03 pm

Brilliant Match guys.

Brilliant! No complaints.


Madmax Says:

Come on Federer!

COME ON CHAMP! Come on!


Madmax Says:

Gutsy from Federer.

So damn Gutsy.


Madmax Says:

Come on Federer. Come on. Stay in the match and focus.


Madmax Says:

Match point to Novak.

3 of them.


squirrel0209 Says:

Commies my Fed fans…so sorry for this loss…


Madmax Says:

2 aces Fed. Come on!!!!


RZ Says:

Congrats to Djokovic and his fans. He picked it up when needed.


FedExpress Says:

Biggest choke of all time

Just chit.


jatin Says:

Congrats Novak. Its going to be difficult to swallow. HEART BREAKING.


squirrel0209 Says:

Congrats Djoko and his fans…


rajesh Says:

Its heartbreaking😭😭😭😭😭


Daniel Says:

Worst defeat I have ever watched by Fed, by far.

Seems Djoko is destiny to be GOAT now, because no way Fed can revere from this.

He fight as much as he could, broke back in 5th set when DJoko was 4-2 up, broke and serve to close after 2 aces 40-15 and he loses 4 straight points. And loses 3 tiebreaks which is totally mental.

The only consolations Fed will be keep beating Nadal;-)

Djoko proving he is the tougher mentally out of Big 3 by far. He has the edge over Feder and Nadal now, clearly.

Amazing!

His demenuer was perfect throughout the match. Seems he were not focused but it was the contrary.


Madmax Says:

Big. Big congratulations to Novak.

Brilliant. What a champion. Unbelievable match.

What a treat.

Federer fans, no shame in this match at all. Roger will spend about 2 hours on this and then move on. He had match points, but he attacked it too quickly.

Novak and his wonderful fans here (only 1 of them), good luck to you. Hope the celebrations go well.

A smashing match!

Proud of you Roger Federer.

Unbelievable.

Crap commentary from Andrew Castle. Get him off. Get him off.


vk Says:

Woooo hoo what a final. Justice served as djoko does to fed what he did to Rafa last year. Probably this was worse


RZ Says:

Both men played fantastic overall, but the best performance on Centre Court is Kate’s ability to walk in those heels without them sinking in the grass.


Madmax Says:

Daniel Says:
Worst defeat I have ever watched by Fed, by far.

Seems Djoko is destiny to be GOAT now, because no way Fed can revere from this.

He fight as much as he could, broke back in 5th set when DJoko was 4-2 up, broke and serve to close after 2 aces 40-15 and he loses 4 straight points. And loses 3 tiebreaks which is totally mental.

The only consolations Fed will be keep beating Nadal;-)

Djoko proving he is the tougher mentally out of Big 3 by far. He has the edge over Feder and Nadal now, clearly.

Amazing!

His demenuer was perfect throughout the match. Seems he were not focused but it was the contrary.

July 14th, 2019 at 2:11 pm

Very harsh Daniel. Really harsh. Thanks for all of your wonderful commentary though. Thank you Daniel.


Van Persie Says:

One of the most bittersweet victory ever…. I am beeathless… did not expect this.

Thank you Nole, you genius and beauty

Hope you are still able tp dancw my Simo🥂


Madmax Says:

I suspect Andy Roddick will feel he has no sympathy here for Roger – being on the other end of his win at Wimbledon where it went on, into the late evening.


Daniel Says:

That passing shot he made on 2nd MP after Fed FH to corner was amazing, a shot he could miss in several different ways but he did it. As the return winner in USO.

Djoko now at 16, closing the gap on both Fedal. Super favorite for USO and hold #1 ranking. Tie Sampras 6 year end #1 and increase his number weeks.

Monster athlete, and what he did to Fedal is his ultimate greatness testimony.


Van Persie Says:

Respect to Olderer… how the hell could he hang in there¡!!!!


FedExpress Says:

Never won a five setter vs Nole

Had MPs in 3 of them.


RZ Says:

Also BIG CONGRATS to AM/Farah for winning the bracket!


FedExpress Says:

Cant and wont see any positives.

He fought and served for the match. 2 MPs. on his serve. No matter what you have to close it out.

he wont get over it ever. And maybe will never play a GS final again


j-kath Says:

Fed. Fans – a sensational match – you are all congratulated for Fed’s incredible play. It’s a shame someone had to win…but heads held high.

And many congrats to all Novak fans….gosh – it was tight.

Hugs to All.
K.


Madmax Says:

And Giles, before you come on here gloating. Novak was amazing, and it was so, so close. Could have gone to Federer, but not to be. What a

So, so proud of Roger Federer.

Roger, you are amazing and Novak, was super super magnificent. Seriously, Novak was like rock.

Well done Novak! I loved this match tennis Xers. I loved this match. What champs.

Don’t be too hard on Federer FedExpress. Enjoy this amazing athlete, and what he gave to us today.


Wog Boy Says:

Not too bad, not too bad.

I was in Belgrade in 2011 when he won it, I am in Belgrade now, and he won it.


Daniel Says:

https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/stats/1701.html

Federer better in all stats and even so lost. Showing that tennis is a small margin sport.

Won more games, more points, more breaks, more return points, better serve stats, all. Djoko 2 winner UE positive and Federer 31 and even so lost.

I think I’ve never saw a players with these stats lose.


Wog Boy Says:

VP, to answer your question, “Novartis juices”.


Giles Says:

Best you shut your mouth Daniel. You’re so FOS!


Madmax Says:

No one cares about your comments Wogboy. You only come out when it’s all over and for all the comments you have blasted at Novak over the years, you are no Novak fan.

Novak could very well go on to beat Federer as the overall majoirty slam winner – yet to be seen. But let’s reflect on the amazing accomplishments of Rafa, Roger and Novak.

Over and out.


Madmax Says:

FedExpress Says:
Cant and wont see any positives.

He fought and served for the match. 2 MPs. on his serve. No matter what you have to close it out.

he wont get over it ever. And maybe will never play a GS final again

July 14th, 2019 at 2:20 pm

He will get over it FedExpress. Listen to his press conference. He will. I am more worried about you.


Wog Boy Says:

Balkan 2
Rest of the world 0


FedExpress Says:

Federer looks emotional. He wants to go inside.


Wog Boy Says:

“ederer looks emotional. He wants to go inside.”

Best wishes to my dear fedfans with this beautiful song:

https://youtu.be/hDDqDWYAzCQ


jatin Says:

I don’t know what to say. This is really a heartbreaker because Fed had match on his racket. He aced novak consecutively in that game. But still couldn’t finished it off.
Proud of you Roger, I hope you get over this Heartbreaker.
I think I would take a day off from work tomorrow. Gonna need rest now.


BBB Says:

Well established that I’m not a Federer fan, but what an astonishing performance. At 37, to play that kind of tennis – amazing.


FedExpress Says:

4 Wimb losses

3 five setters.


Daniel Says:

Only way for him to recover is win USO. Nothing heels better than a win, and a quick one.


Amit Says:

This will hurt Federer for some time but he will bounce back and beat Joker in slam very soon.. Federer is Federer, it wasnt in destiny today, but this wont stop him from great conquests.. Federer shall win at least one more slam, and nobody is gonna break his slam tally this generation…
Cheers for Federer and must say I am proud only of him and not gutted… Allez Federer!!!


FedExpress Says:

How tf is he gonna recocer from that?

He had 2MPs to win his fav tournament against his biggest rival. He choked. Simply choked.


Van Persie Says:

WB,

🥂 I am almost dead now, dwcided to take a break from watching finals…. have a great night in Beograd. Talk to you next days, when I could be in Beograd. Feel exhausted now. lol
Novartis or no Novartis, it was an amazing final. 😉 and we won

feel so good now, that I send my hugs to allof you here… and I had a few glasses

first time. in the last years, that I felt a little bit sorry for Fed, but just a little bit 😘


Amit Says:

For joker, I would say 5 wimbledons are enough to put him above most legends barring Federer.. not a mean feat to conquer 5 wimbledons beating Federer thrice enroute.. That’s some legacy! Holy Shit!
Not a joker fan btw!


Madmax Says:

RZ Says:
Both men played fantastic overall, but the best performance on Centre Court is Kate’s ability to walk in those heels without them sinking in the grass.

July 14th, 2019 at 2:13 pm

Haha1


Milos Says:

As a Novak fan, my subjective feeling was that Federer played better. More easily won on his serve, more dangerous on break points. That being said, I don’t know how Djokovic managed to win this, but I am beyond pleased :-) It was very very exhausting to watch the match, I feel tired and I was sitting in the sofa :-)


Amit Says:

Fed express

He wasted match points no doubt, but it happens.. i wont call it choke, though i shall call it pressure.. and btw no need to be too sorry for Fed as he himself had done similar stuff to Roddick and others. He will recover.. he is filthy rich after all and has all the comforts at his butt,lol :p


Okiegal Says:

The sweetest two things I witnessed in this match was Roger’s kiddos in front of their Mom leaning on the bannister and it looked like an older sister was consoling one of her little brothers, as he looked sad. Then I just now saw Novak inside having a conversation with his little boy and then holding his hand as they walked up the stairs! Priceless moments!

Congratulations to both fan bases. Roger fans have to be happy their fave made it to the finals at 37! That’s a big deal! Tennis is a grueling sport. A shame there had to be a loser! This was a fantastic match to behold……Novak was the best today!!


Madmax Says:

FedExpress Says:
4 Wimb losses

3 five setters.

July 14th, 2019 at 2:40 pm

and 8 wimbledon titles (which could be overtaken)…but right now, 8 and having made endless finals, but FedExpress, would you rather Rafa had beaten him in the SF’s?

Remember, yesterday – though of course you didn’t mean it, you said you didn’t care whether he lost the final, as he had beaten Rafa in the SF? Imagine how Rafa felt yesterday.

Be proud of what he achieved, otherwise Giiles is going to bite you.


Daniel Says:

Djoko takes the lead in ATP race, 500 pts ahead of Nadal. Federer closes the gap with Nadal for #2 ATP regular ranking.

Can not see Djoko not finishing year end #1 with his favorite part of season ahead. He already had a mini slump in IW/Miami so he should play better going forward.


Amit Says:

Milos

I too think Federer played better than joker but joker fought well too and won. Tennis wise fed was better but mentally joker was better here


Madmax Says:

He will recover Amit, as you said -and of course it is going to be bittersweet. Longest Mens Singles final in Wimbledon History.

4 hours and 57 minutes.

And the first time the Tiebreak at 12:12 was introduced.


Amit Says:

Federer is genius while joker is mindpower.. both have hearts though, big strong ones!


Madmax Says:

Okiegal Says:
The sweetest two things I witnessed in this match was Roger’s kiddos in front of their Mom leaning on the bannister and it looked like an older sister was consoling one of her little brothers, as he looked sad. Then I just now saw Novak inside having a conversation with his little boy and then holding his hand as they walked up the stairs! Priceless moments!

Congratulations to both fan bases. Roger fans have to be happy their fave made it to the finals at 37! That’s a big deal! Tennis is a grueling sport. A shame there had to be a loser! This was a fantastic match to behold……Novak was the best today!!

July 14th, 2019 at 2:51 pm

Hi Oki! Did you see the whole match?


squirrel0209 Says:

Thanks Madmax for your encouraging words.

So hard to digest as a fan, poor Fed, can’t imagine what he’s going through..

Let’s all forget this and move on. Fed needs some break to reenergize himself for US Open.


Amit Says:

Madmax

For me, Federer is the best player ever.. The guy can do all the impossible things.. Just look how he is beating Rafa these days! There is nothing this guy csnt do! Seriously, you cant count Federer out ever, till he competes! The guy is just too good to take BS!


Madmax Says:

I’m right by your side on that one Amit. A little disappointed, of course, but I am sure he will reflect on what could have been, and then give it short shrift, and move on, as you say. He missed his opportunities, it took me back to when he used to throw those points away, in the USOpen, this one came to mind. Remember though when He played Novak in the SF, I think and made that crazy shot against him, jumped up, almost thumping his chest, it was so unreal. As long as he is competing and has the passion, win or lose, he will always be in the mix.

Incredible match. Hats of to Novak, who I think dealt with the pressure better. I think they were both pretty equal when it came to who played the best. The game turned when Novak stood his ground, and Fed felt the pressure, but he carried on and for that moment, we all believed in another Wimbledon title.

Perhaps next year.

Rest for all of us now, as fans, and most of all for these Titans of the game.


Okiegal Says:

@ Madmax….. I didn’t get to watch it all, church day for me, which lasts about an hour. The fifth set was awesome!!


Truth Says:

Fed to close it out? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😭
Lol If Novak had won easily, haters would cry “old Fed” repeatedly.
Novak knows all that nonsense.
Novak had mental illness since 2016.
He fought himself in this match when he had the finish line close in front of him. He couldn’t deal with the happiness, so he imploded for 3 games.
He wasn’t even 80% himself.
Not mentally himself since 2015, but he tested himself for the biggest hurdle and beat his sick self.
41 match win streak and 16 Slams in the Fedal era aren’t flukes.
Too bad Fedal realized this too late.
Take that, fake Mirka! You didn’t know the real GOAT. Dream on.


j-kath Says:

BBB: Notice U are slumming!!!!(joking) – been a while – did U notice Andy made a wee appearance towards the end? Thank goodness he wasn’t involved in that sensational match – interesting for me was Novak took a leave of absence from 1st class playing in the middle of it all.!!!!

Also good to “see” Okiegal again…how you doing mate?


Madmax Says:

Great Interview from Roger.

FedEx, you might want to look at Roger here. He is cool. He is fine.

https://www.wimbledon.com/index.html

Federer won 14 more points today. he was close today. Come on Fed!


Madmax Says:

He skips Montreal now, and recoups. Good luck champ for the next tournament.

Thanks for giving it your all.


Madmax Says:

Daniel:

Federer had/won…

https://twitter.com/SI_Tennis/status/1150484809564807168/photo/1

More overall points (218-204)
Higher % of 1st serve points (79-74)
Higher % of 2nd serve points (51-47)
Higher % of points at net (78-63)
More break points (7/13 vs. 3/8)
More winners (94-54)

And lost.

Tennis, man…


Chico Says:

Woah,

Congrats to all Djokovic fans. Congrats to all Federer fans.
And don’t worry about Fed, he’ll land on his feet. He made it to a point where Djokovic, world number one and 5 years his junior, will surely admit he needed luck to get to a W. At almost 38 years of age. Would have been nice, historical I’m sure. But as a tennis achievement at that age, shows passion that in any field leads to success.

Heartbreaking in a way, but the truth. As is that it would only have been an 5% increase in Feds GS haul.

And for Nole, he was “struggling” with some backhands at points in the fifth, but to come up with that stuff when it really mattered.

Take a bow


vk Says:

Someone mentioned destiny here about Fed winning his 21st slam in his 21st Wimbledon appearance. Looks like destiny wanted Djoker to win his 16th slam in his 16th wimbledon appearance.
Well played GOATS


Truth Says:

“I have to be happy with my performance. But Novak congratulations, that was crazy.

“I hope I give some other people a chance to believe around the world. I gave it all I had and I can still stand.

“I hope the same can be said for all the other 37-year-olds.

“My children won’t be excited with the plate, they would be more excited with that golden thing. But it is all good, back to being a dad and a husband.”

https://www.express.co.uk/sport/tennis/1153336/Roger-Federer-Wimbledon-2019-final-Novak-Djokovic-tennis-news

Lol at bratty Fred’s bitterness over the trophy.

No one cares about Roddick, the fake legend is a weak era. Stop bragging about Fred’s tired, exhausting weak era matches….🤪
Fred barely survived against Roddick, one of the worst flukes in tennis history. Fred fans spoiled brats. So embarrassing. They crowd together like genius future predictors & praise one dimensional, stupid players to deify Fred on grass.

He was cheering for Fred to win since Djoker destroyed Fedal and dominated the ranking points so quickly & repeatedly, no matter how many times Djoker sabotaged himself.

He’s a bitter jealous Fred fan boy, so he wishes he’s a second tier legend. He was one of the weakest returners and moved like a cow. He was a Serena apologist for bad attitude and disrespect,
He lost even when he wasn’t playing. Poor baby.


chrisford1 Says:

Held on commenting because I wanted to watch the whole match after family made me miss most of the 2nd set, all of the 3rd and 4th except score checks I did by phone (Sister & her family unexpectedly started vacation a day early, were supposed to stop by tomorrow, showed up as 2nd set started.)
Wife is a Serena fan, not much into tennis besides “The Queen” and a miserable B_______ after the woman’s Final.
Always great to see sis and all, but I’m happy this time they left right when the 5th set started.

What a contest. Congrats to Roger for a magnificent performance, consolation to his fans.
I thought Novak was doomed at 8-7, but he didn’t, and pulled the miracle escape from Roger and 2 match points on Roger’s serve, yet again.
In the competition for Greatest of this Era (no such thing as GOAT) – what do Rafa, Novak, and Roger have to do to be considered the best of the 3 Legends?? I think Roger’s fans would have considered “case closed” had he, pushing 38, beaten both Nadal and Djokovic on the way to his 21st Slam. But it was equally as critical for Djokovic. A gap of 4 when he is 32 is doable, but if he had lost, the gap would have been 6 and possibly insurmountable. And his #1 ranking would have been in serious peril by the fall, especially if he lost the USO as well. Now he continues the chase for Roger’s 310 weeks.


Ronn Says:

Unbelievable match, Djoko! Don’t how you pulled this off as Roger was the better player today and you served poorly and yet you found a way. It’s unbelievable how mentally strong Djoko is and he simply never gives up. This is far far the greatest match they’ve ever played against one another. Happy sweet 16 with more to come, Djoko. And as far as Federer is concerned, it’s unbelievable how well he still plays at almost 38 years. If Djoko and Rafa weren’t in the way, Roger could easily win 10 more SLAMS and play into his mid forties.


Truth Says:

Eventually, he would surpass Fed slam count, even with a Wimbledon loss. Fed’s wins were scarce and he benefited from Novak’s injury and self destructive behavior.

Novak was emotionally & mentally stunted for most of 2016-18. The fact that he beats his evil self to beat Fed 3 times from tough situations at US open and Wimbledon makes him a true GOAT.
I’ve never seen anybody close to his level.
Most guys would be crying and retiring from tennis (like Roddick).
Good & Evil Goran are proud!

The hate he received and animosity from opponents was enough to get him winning again.
Love wasn’t even enough when he was down & out in 2016.
People need to shut up about how tragic and grueling Fed’s career was.


Didi Says:

Truth… isn’t it amazing as hard as Djokovic tries to be liked he never is liked as much as Roger and Rafa… he may break the records but he will never win the hearts of fans like Roger and Rafa. A man just turned 32 playing a guy about to be 38 and the 38 year is more revered and takes the 32 year old to the limit. Also if you read Djokovic credits Roger and Rafa for learning how to be tough. Too bad he just can’t get to be as liked as them but you have to give him credit for trying.


chrisford1 Says:

Amit – Federer shall win at least one more slam, and nobody is gonna break his slam tally this generation…
==========================================

Amit, that is a faith-based argument. Facts are, Roger is going to have a very tough time winning another Slam. While you can see the Lord of Dirt winning 2 or more RGs unless Djokovic or Thiem stops him. And with Novak now saying he is planning on playing as long as Roger, 4 or more Slam wins is achievable, barring a disabling or lethal accident or health condition. Same with Rafa.
.
It’s not all about Slam Count, either. Its Masters, Olympic, Championship and Davis Cup titles as well. It’s aesthetics like how ballerina-like Fed was with his old backhand before he finally relented and fixed that weakness.


skeezer Says:

This match only solidifies Feds GOATness. When Djoker hits almost 38(if he can play that long) and can push the #1 in the world at a Slam to a 13th game in the 5th set TB, then he can maybe have a challenge of equal greatness. Never expected this from Fed nowadays. Never.

Most picked Djoker to win in 4, and before that Rafa would take Fed in 4. That…..didn’t happen. Fed proved he is still the ONE. It brings the fan wild pleasure to see so much discussion on Fed, even now.
It had its sadness however. After watching Fed squander 2 match points, I knew it was over and stopped watching. Seen that story before. Rushing through 2 critical points and not thinking it totally through and slowing down that process. I guess GOATS have nerves too.
Congreats to Nole and his fans, he persevered, again.


vk Says:

Nope.When Fed won his slam at 31 in 2012, there were people saying the same thing. Guess what Rafa and Novak won not one, but four slams at the age of 31 and beyond. We will see when we get there. If winning at 38 “pushing” the world #1 qualifies for goatness, winning slams that too handily in the teens and early 20’s beating the then world #1 also qualifies for GOATness.
Similarly Novak has his own claim for GOATness in beating the Federer in 3 wimbledon finals, no less.
PLease do not cherrypick a stat and make it a yardstick for GOATness


Patson Says:

@vk: Totally right.

@skeezer: We’ve repeatedly heard from virtually everyone that slam count is the ultimate metric that needs to be followed to judge greatness. Putting aside whether that makes complete sense or not, now, out of the blue, it’s age ? Say, Nole has 22 slams by the time he’s 35. And Fed has 21 (I give him one more because he’s brilliant and may even win one). What then ? Does Nole have to play till he’s 40 to match Federer even when he has more slams ? Can he ever match or surpass Federer ? What is your ultimate metric to judge greatness ? And was this the metric you were using 5 years ago ? I ask all of this because I’m trying to understand how deep does your bias run. Fed has a super-efficient game and blessed with an ideal tennis body. He can keep playing till he’s 40. That is something to marvel but when did we make that the ultimate metric to judge greatness ?

Anyway, well played to both warriors. Stoked about Novak winning. Keep marching on Novak, and become the ultimate leader in the slam count.


Truth Says:

Fed clowns waved their finger or cried about their precious Fed’s perfect shots.
He shut them up 2 minutes later. Smugness never wins. Who deserves the win? Certainly not Fraud fans.
They’re losing sanity, his Slam total and love for tennis. Then again, they weren’t sane to begin with.
Losing should be Fed’s middle name.☝️☝️☝️☝️


Okiegal Says:

@JK…… I’ve been better. My heart stays in A-fib all the time now and my heart rate is faster than I’ve been used to.
and this in turn makes me have lots of anxiety. Getting old ain’t for sissies!! But I’m getting by. Hope you are doing good.


Madmax Says:

Truth Says:
“I have to be happy with my performance. But Novak congratulations, that was crazy.

Truth, honestly (!) don’t get your comments. You are a Federer hater and that’s sad. You should read his comments in interview and though they are not best friends, on court yesterday, he was magnificent, as was Novak, who is always gracious in victory or defeat. Now there have been times when Novak has been less so, on court, but understandable. It is called passion and that will to win.

He was brilliant yesterday but so was Roger.

Congrats again and again to Novak. Congrats again and again to Roger.

Both were worthy champions.

An awesome match. Shame you don’t look on the positive side of life. Pretty sad really.

For certain Novak has better fans than you.


Madmax Says:

Oki, get well please.


Madmax Says:

Patson,

It is a good bet that Novak will overtake Federer in the Slam count. And it is what it is.

Federer will always be our champ, and the first one to get there…but. As you say, the best of all time in tennis is judged by their slam count, as you say.

Roger though, is so much more than that to us, as you know.


j-kath Says:

Okiegal: Don’t get nervous and anxious- go to your doctor (sometimes worse than going to the dentist) – but,there’s something for everything these days.

Me: I’m averse to bug bites – something bites me every time I’m in garden. Also ate off-fish and had two horrible days —-other than that Tradesmen are driving me crazy – delay, delay, delay and interferes with my work…..Never mind – no real problems.

Seeyah, girl.


Okiegal Says:

@Jk…. I hear you about bug bites. Back in late September I got stung by fire ants and went into anaphylactic shock. Ever since then my blood pressure has been much higher, therefore messes with my heart rate. I have been having heart problems since then. Spent a night in the hospital. Hopefully this too shall pass.

@Madmax….Thank you very much. If my heart would get back into sinus rhythm I think I would be fine. But the great thing is I feel pretty good overall……..Okie’s OK in Oklahoma!! 😋😋😋

HAPPY TENNIS DAYS AHEAD FOR ALL FAN BASES!!


who is true goat Says:

Grand Slam Records
Novak Djokovic:16
Rafael Nadal:18
Roger Federer:20

Roger Federer fans will like to keep Roger Federer slam count as highest.
Which is why they hate Novak Djokovic when he wins a Grand Slam (GS)
Why do you think, Serena Williams likes to match Margaret court record? Its all about GS records.

Same way when Rafa loses, he will want ANYONE but Novak Djokovic to win (to keep his GS18 record).

Roger Federer fans will say he is the GOAT. If his GS record his broken, then they will say
you need to have Olympic medal to be GOAT. If that is met, then they will say you need to win Davis cup.
If that is met, they will say you need to win fans hearts, the metric will keep changing..until 20 is broken.

First, Novak Djokovic is still at 16. Let him beat his inner demons, be fit, be good enough to make 17,18,19 and 20. when
he does 21, at least 40% of fans will FLIP. 40% of current boorish hooligan CROWD (Wimbledon/US Open), who just want to associate with winners…WILL flip! (I am NOT talking about LOYAL, ethical, hard working, RIGHTeous true tennis fans- like YOU).
When FANS flock, Sponsors will FLOCK and then Media will suck up, haters will shrink…

PS. ATP tour lists Big Title kings (GS+Nitto+ ATP masters 1000)


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