Roger Federer Sheds Single Tear After Wimbledon Loss

Tyler Brooke@TylerDBrookeSenior Analyst IIJuly 6, 2014


Tennis legend Roger Federer nearly won his first Grand Slam title in two years at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, but he fell in five sets to Novak Djokovic in an extremely hard-fought battle.

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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