Roger Federer's ability to digest losses is unique, says former coach


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Roger Federer's ability to digest losses is unique, says former coach

Through his official Facebook page the American coach Paul Annacone commented on Roger Federer's five set loss to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final. Annacone, who worked with Federer from 2010 to 2013, went through some tough losses during his co-operation against the Swiss: in the 2010 and 2011 US Open semifinals, Federer wasted match points against Djokovic, while in 2011 Wimbledon he lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after being up two sets to love.

"I know Roger and have had conversations with him after heartbreaking losses , and his ability to process , digest , evaluate , accept and move on , is like no one else’s I have ever met . This will sting and resonate , but his joy of competing and the desire to move forward , just like after a monumental win will be the catalyst forward & his foundation.

Novak , I’m sure will and should glow in his accomplishment , he showed what true grit is and how amazing the strong foundation of his game holds up in Tennis’ most pressure packed moments. Their legacy’s continue to grow and as a fan , I hope their are many more chapters to be written .

I feel lucky to have witnessed what these and other athletes are able to do. Tennis is unique ; no where to hide , no one to consult . You , your opponent and the voices in your mind that drive the engine to try and execute", wrote Annacone, who is Taylor Fritz' coach and also former Sloane Stephens' coach.