Roger Federer reveals most painful loss, it's not 2008 Wimbledon vs Nadal!

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Roger Federer reveals most painful loss, it's not 2008 Wimbledon vs Nadal!

In an interview to L'Equipe Roger Federer opened up on some of the moments that marked his career both on the court and off the court. When asked what are the two points that he still remembers today, Federer replied: 'One is the backhand down the line with which I saved the match point to Nadal in the fourth set of 2008 Wimbledon final.

Not for the shot itself but for the importance that it had on the match as it allowed me to go to the fifth set. It was the point that allowed us to play the fifth set and make the match an epic one. The second point that I remember is the tweener against Dabul at the 2010 US Open.

It was a beautiful shot, a difficult one because I was so far away from the net.' The most painful loss is not the one he got at 2008 Wimbledon: 'In 2000 I was really sad after losing to Haas at the Sydney Olympics.

When I lost, I went into a corner like a kid. I could not stop crying. That loss marked me. The day after I had to play for the bronze against Di Pasquale but I was crying and crying. But that day I met with Mirka and I kissed her for the first time.' Federer also recalled the bad 2013 season during which he did not win any title: 'After Gstaad, I suffered a lot, I could not recover my best physical shape.

In Hamburg, I got injured while playing football and back started to give issues to me. It was a tough time because I did not know if my back would hold up.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title