Novak Djokovic admitted doubting himself before securing his second Wimbledon title by beating Roger Federer yesterday.
The 27-year-old secured his sixth grand slam title in a tense five-set battle with Federer, prevailing 6-7 (7/9) 6-4 7-6 (7/4) 5-7 6-4.
The Serbian denied Federer a record eighth Wimbledon crown, but conceded he feared the match might slip away after failing to convert a match point in the fourth set: “Roger proved what a great champion he is once again,” said Djokovic.
“I respect your career and everything you’ve done Roger - thank you for letting me win today! “After dropping a fourth set it wasn’t easy to regroup. I tried to compose myself and find the necessary energy to win the fifth. I don’t know how I did it. This is the tournament I always dreamed of winning. ”