Roger Federer reveals he caught on TV just a few games of this year's Wimbledon final between Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic. At the start of this year's Wimbledon, Federer came to The All England Club for the first time as a retired player.
Two weeks later when the time came for the Wimbledon final, Federer was at home in Switzerland. In this year's Wimbledon final, 20-year-old Carlos Alcaraz clinched his first title at The Championships after beating Novak Djokovic in an outstanding five-set final.
By beating Djokovic, Alcaraz prevented the Serb from tying Federer's all-time record of eight Wimbledon titles.
Federer watched a a few games of the Alcaraz-Djokovic Wimbledon final
“I follow results almost daily. I like to see what's going on out there.
Mostly highlights, I maybe go on YouTube and check four or five minute highlights to get a bit of a feel for the match a bit more. It's hard for me to sit through matches, just bc I don't have the time to be honest. With the children and all the stuff that's going on in my life, it's hard to say like, ‘Okay, on that day, I will watch that match.’ Like the Wimbledon final, I literally only saw a couple games that day because we were running around with the kids and doing stuff.
Then at one point I quickly checked in just to say like ‘Okay, I saw the Wimbledon final a little bit.’ Of course I was curious, I was checking the scores from time to time, but for me to sit down is hard. I was happy that the match was as great as it was and I love when great stories come out of the game," Federer said, via The Tennis Letter.
Going into this year's Wimbledon, Djokovic was considered the top favorite and the general belief was that the Serb would win the title again and tie Federer's all-time Wimbledon record. But Djokovic will have to wait for at least another year to tie Federer's record at The Championships.
Roger Federer says he only watched a couple games of the Wimbledon Final:
“I follow results almost daily. I like to see what's going on out there. Mostly highlights, I maybe go on YouTube & check four or five minute highlights to get a bit of a feel for the match a bit more.… pic.twitter.com/OPckHSjJWb — The Tennis Letter (@TheTennisLetter) October 14, 2023