Jay Clarke analyzed his second round match loss to Roger Federer in Wimbledon. The British player lost 6-1 7-6(3) 6-2 on Thursday on the No. 1 Court. Clarke said: “I think that’s the biggest thing about playing those guys, how they handle certain situations, what shots they choose, how they save break points.
There are so many things you can learn. You don’t need to ask a lot of questions. It’s just there, obviously, at break points and game points. I think I had two break points or three break points and he aced me in different directions.
Maybe I’ll learn a bit better for the next time. In the build-up to the match, I didn’t feel nervous at all and then, when you take the first couple of steps on the court, that’s when it hits you. I think it was apparent in the first couple of games when I went 3-0 down pretty fast.
As you get older, even when I was 17, 18, there’s not a whole lot that’s changed in my game but I handle certain situations better. He’s 17 years older than me, so every year he plays, obviously your body goes probably a little bit worse, a few more injuries – but you get so much smarter”.