Andrew Castle: Roger Federer can be proud of his performance


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Andrew Castle: Roger Federer can be proud of his performance

BBC pundit Andrew Castle was impressed by the performance No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic and second-seeded Roger Federer put up in the Wimbledon final. Djokovic, 31, edged out record eight-time Wimbledon champion Federer in a thriller final 7-6 (5) 1-6 7-6 (4) 4-6 13-12 (3).

The Swiss failed to serve out for the match in the 16th game of the fifth as the world No. 1 saved two consecutive match points to level the set at 8-8. Djokovic then won the tie-break to complete a comeback and keep a perfect record against Federer in the Wimbledon finals.

Djokovic is now four Grand Slam titles away from tying Federer's Grand Slam title record as he now has 16 Major titles in his collection. "What a treat this has been," Castle said, per the BBC. "The top seed triumphs and it can surprise no one.

"Novak Djokovic has beaten Roger Federer in the longest final in Wimbledon history. "And he's beaten Roger Federer in all three Wimbledon finals that he has played him in." Despite falling just short of winning the title, Castle insists 37-year-old Federer should be proud of his performance. "Roger Federer can look back with such pride on his effort," Castle added.