Roger Federer: 'I hope that is all going to start in...'

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Roger Federer: 'I hope that is all going to start in...'

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic met in a memorable 2019 Wimbledon final. Federer, an eight-time champion, stopped the clock just shy of his 38th birthday and had Djokovic battle it out for victory before wasting two match points.

After all sorts of drama in the decider, Novak prevailed in the first tiebreak decider at the Wimbledon finals to pull off one of his biggest wins ever and defend the title he won a year ago. Speaking of a memorable final, Vijay Amritraj praised Djokovic, who came close to Federer and Nadal in the GOAT race.

Federer had everything in his hands against Novak. The Swiss won 14 points, had four more breaks than the Serb, hit 40 more winners and earned two match points and two additional break chances at 11-11 in the decider. Still, he squandered all of that and allowed Djokovic to steal the crown in the longest Wimbledon final in history.

The defending champion did his best to keep in touch with Federer, who was the better player in the most significant part of the match. Novak fended off those two match points as he came back at 7-8 in the fifth set and produced nerves of steel in all three tiebreaks to make history.

The overall numbers were on Federer's side. At the same time, Djokovic did what he had to do in the crucial moments, fueled by incredible inner strength that helped him against Roger and the crowd.

Federer provided an update

Roger Federer provided an update regarding his comeback from knee surgery on Wednesday.

The Swiss revealed that he is still keen to return to tennis once more and that he is working as hard as he can to make it happen. "The question of [when I can return to action] is better answered maybe by April or May.

For now, the drive [to play tennis again] is there. I am really motivated to do my work, what I am allowed to do. I did all the workouts again this morning and I am back in the gym again tomorrow," Federer said. "I am working as hard as I am allowed to, so it is still good times even though it is a bit slow.

I would love to do way more but the doctors and everybody is holding me back a little bit," Federer said. "I feel like I will know a whole lot more coming April about where my body is going to be like. I wasn't really allowed to run yet and do heavy workload jumps, stop-and-go's," Federer said.

"So I hope that is all going to start in a couple of weeks. We'll see how the body reacts to that and that's what I will need to return to the tennis court."