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RESILIENCE A MICROCOSM OF FEDERER’S JOURNEY
Wimbledon, Great Britain
by Josh Meiseles | 06.07.2014
“In many ways, Roger Federer’s resilience and determination in the 2014 Wimbledon final epitomised his journey over the past year.
Despite succumbing to rival and top seed Novak Djokovic 6-7(7), 6-4, 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-4 after three hours and 56 minutes, Federer exhibited the guile and fight of a seven-time champion, refusing to wilt under the weight of the Serb’s sublime serving display. The fourth seed roared back from a 2-5 deficit in the fourth set to force a decider, saving a championship point in the process, in what proved to be a pulsating, drama-laden war of attrition…
…Federer was bidding to become the first man to win eight titles at SW19 and the oldest champion in the Open Era. The World No. 4 turned in a strong serving exhibition, highlighted by 29 aces, his second-highest total in 82 matches at Wimbledon, but he admits it was Djokovic’s serve that was his Achilles heel…”
I do not believe that Fed could have done anything better. He played incredibly well, fought even better and believed in himself until the final point. There were some opportunities, but it was not Fed who lost them by an error.
Magnificent Match, FEDERER EXPRESS!