Novak Djokovic has revealed his epic Wimbledon final victory over Roger Federer was his most ‘mentally demanding’ match ever.
The Serb star saved two championship points in the championship’s longest-ever singles final to retain his title in a thrilling win over Roger Federer.
Federer, who at 37 was chasing a record-equalling ninth Wimbledon singles title, added: ‘It was a great match, it was long, it had everything. Novak, congratulations, man, that was crazy.’
In one of the most dramatic matches the All England Club has ever witnessed, Djokovic defied a crowd screaming for his opponent by becoming the first player to win a singles match on a deciding tie-break.
Djokovic had saved two match points when Federer served for victory at 8-7 in the deciding set and went on to take it 7-6 (5) 1-6 7-6 (4) 4-6 13-12 (3) after four hours and 57 minutes.