Annabel Croft: Have to admire Novak Djokovic's mental resiliance


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Annabel Croft: Have to admire Novak Djokovic's mental resiliance

BBC pundit Annabel Croft says world No. 1 Novak Djokovic should be applauded for the way he reacted in the key moments of the Wimbledon final. No. 1 seed Djokovic edge out record eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in a historic final as he won 7-6 (5) 1-6 7-6 (4) 4-6 13-12 (3).

The world No. 1 claimed the first break in the decided when he broke Federer in the sixth game but his lead didn't last long as he got broken back immediately in the following game. The Swiss then claimed the next break as he broke the Serb in the 15th game to go 8-7 up.

Federer, 37, was on the verge of winning his 21st Grand Slam but Djokovic saved two consecutive match points in the 16th game before he dominated the tie-break to claim the title. "I have to admire Novak Djokovic's mental resilience, not only to deal this pressure but also the partisan nature of this crowd, who are entirely behind Roger Federer," Croft told BBC Radio 5 Live.