Pat Cash: Blowing two Championship points will sting Roger Federer


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Pat Cash: Blowing two Championship points will sting Roger Federer

BBC pundit Pat Cash says it was an amazing Wimbledon final but also one which will sting Swiss Roger Federer for a long time. No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic survived an absolute marathon as he edged out second-seeded Federer 7-6 (5) 1-6 7-6 (4) 4-6 13-12 (3) to win his fifth Wimbledon title.

Djokovic earned the first break of the fifth set in the sixth game but the Swiss broke back immediately in the following game. After claiming a break in the 15th game for an 8-7 lead -- Federer was a point away from winning the title but then Djokovic won four points in a row to save consecutive match points and level the set at 8-8.

The Serb then dominated the tie-break to complete a comeback and collect his 16th Grand Slam title. "It was a rollercoaster ride. It was amazing to see a tie-break in the end. There was nothing in that match in the end. You have to compliment both players.

I was glad I got to witness this," Cash told BBC Radio 5 Live. "That is going to sting for Roger Federer after losing two Championship points. "But if you are going to have a first final-set tie-break then Roger Federer fighting with Novak Djokovic is what you want to see."