Roger Federer: 'My children had no mercy, and I slept in a camper!'

Roger Federer had quite a journey after the 2019 Wimbledon final

by Jovica Ilic
Roger Federer: 'My children had no mercy, and I slept in a camper!'
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Roger Federer experienced one of his most brutal losses in the 2019 Wimbledon final. Roger squandered two match points and fell to Novak Djokovic 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13 -12 after four hours and 57 minutes of epic tennis. As if it was not enough, Roger spent that night in a camper with the rest of his family!

His four children insisted on sleeping in it before roading through the Appenzell the following day. After battling on the court for five hours, the veteran wished to spend the night in a more comfortable bed. However, his kids would not let him go, and a 20-time Major winner had no option but to stay in a camper.

Roger missed a massive chance to secure his 21st Major crown a couple of weeks before turning 38. Federer won 14 points more than Djokovic in a thrilling title match, scoring four breaks more than the defending champion and wasting two match points on serve at 8-7 in the decider.

Novak produced nerves of steel in all three tie breaks to lift his 16th Major title, failing to create a break chance in the opening two hours and 15 minutes and still standing on the positive side!

Roger Federer slept in a camper the night after that epic 2019 Wimbledon final.

Federer led 5-3 before dropping four straight points to hand the opening set's tie break to Djokovic, who hit no winners or errors in those ten points.

The Swiss quickly left this setback behind him and stormed over the Serb to grab the second set 6-1. Roger stood as a better player in the third before wasting a break chance ahead of another tie break. Novak clinched it 7-4 after Roger's six errors, four in an unforced area from the backhand wing.

After all kinds of drama in the deciding set and a grand escape in games 16 and 23, Novak was the favorite in the crucial tie break. He claimed it 7-3 to wrap up the title and one of his most extraordinary victories ever. "The kids were excited about our road trip and wanted to sleep in a camper the night before we left.

I just thought, 'Oh, no. Please do not! I want to go to my bed!' No question about who got the upper hand. Even after the historic five-hour crime thriller, the children had no mercy on their dad. So, there were six of us spending the night in a camper," Roger Federer said.

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