Roger Federer: 'It's an incredible opportunity missed'

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Roger Federer: 'It's an incredible opportunity missed'

Roger Federer is in disbelief, unfortunately for him, after his Wimbledon final loss to Novak Djokovic. The Swiss player said: "It’s hard to tell. I don’t know if losing 2-2-2 feels better than this one. At the end it actually doesn’t matter to some extent.

You might feel more disappointed, sad, over-angry. I don’t know what I feel right now. I just feel like it’s such an incredible opportunity missed, I can’t believe it." Djokovic is now only four Major wins away from the Basel native.

On the importance of breaking Grand Slam titles records, Federer, who went through them many times, added: "Well, I mean, used to be a really, really big deal, you know, I guess when you were close. I guess two behind, then eventually you tie, then eventually you break.

That was big. It’s been different since, naturally because the chase is in a different place. I take motivation from different places, you know. Not so much from trying to stay ahead because I broke the record, and if somebody else does, well, that’s great for them.

You can’t protect everything anyway. I didn’t become a tennis player for that. I really didn’t. It’s about trying to win Wimbledon, trying to have good runs here, playing in front of such an amazing crowd in this Centre Court against players like Novak and so forth.

That’s what I play for. Yeah, so things are different now. But I’m very happy with my level of play nowadays still."