Robert Federer admitted that it was far from ideal for Team Federer in London this year. Roger Federer, 38, suffered a heartbreaking Wimbledon final loss, before falling short at the Nitto ATP Finals several months later as well.
"We suffered in London this year, it was a suffering," Robert Federer told SRF Sport. Federer, a record 20-time Grand Slam champion, appeared to have the 2019 Wimbledon title sealed but then Novak Djokovic staged a historic comeback.
After breaking the Serb to take an 8-7 lead in the fifth set, Federer quickly earned two consecutive championship points in the following game. Facing a loss, Djokovic started playing his best tennis and it resulted in him saving two match points and ultimately claiming a 7-6 (5) 1-6 7-6 (4) 4-6 13-12 (3) win.
In November, Federer hoped to finish the season on a high note and claim his first title at the Nitto ATP Finals since 2011. Unfortunately for Federer, that wasn't the case as he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas after mightily struggling with his game in the semifinal at The O2 Arena.