The loss was obviously a tough one for Federer, who was seeking his eighth Wimbledon championship and his 18th Grand Slam title. After being down two sets to one and facing a 5-2 deficit in the fourth set, Fed battled back and won five straight games, forcing a decisive fifth set.
Both players held serve through the first nine games of the fifth set, but Djokovic eked out the victory by breaking Federer in the 10th game.
After the match was over, Federer shed a single tear. Given how close he came to victory, his reaction was completely understandable.
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