Roger Federer is not satisfied at all with how his Cincinnati Masters final against Novak Djokovic looked like. In the Swiss player's head, it's clear what he did wrong. 'It was definitely not my best day on the return', Federer admitted.
'That's it. It was just awful. But it's okay. He served well, whatever. But missing every second serve on the forehand side, I don't know what that was about. But, look, I don't even want to look for reasons why it happened.
I just think it did. Novak totally deserved to win today. This was not good enough. It's okay. Good week, but I'm happy it's over and I need to rest. So it's all good.' Asked to compare this loss to Wimbledon's to Kevin Anderson, Federer said: 'Anderson was different.
For three sets I was in the match. It wasn't like I was getting aced left, right, and center against Novak. Today was just about being on the ball and missing, so it was even worse of a feeling, to be honest. I just think my feet weren't moving probably at the end of the day, and maybe the late finishes from the last couple of days had something to do with it.
It's a bit frustrating, but I guess these matches just unfortunately happen sometimes. And then Novak, he's a great champion and this is what this should be about, this press conference; not about me missing second-serve returns.
It's about him making history. That's my opinion. We can go into whatever points you want, but I think that's what the headline should be about. This is an amazing accomplishment, and I hope he's extremely proud and extremely happy about this moment.' ALSO READ: Roger Federer fumes at Cincinnati Masters umpire: 'Just say: "I am sorry"