VIDEO: Federer speaks about Djokovic's Wimbledon exit
Federer will be looking for an 18th Grand Slam title this year.
Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer today spoke out about Novak Djokovic’s shock upset fromWimbledon yesterday at the hands of American Sam Querrey.
Addressing the defending champion’s four-set loss, Federer commiserated with the Serb, with words of praise for his rival. “I played Sam last year here,” he said, “and he was dangerous then, he was very good.” The Swiss was nevertheless shocked by proceedings at the tournament, telling BBC Sport he had “expected Sam to maybe win a set, or maybe two, but not what happened.”
Federer had heavy praise for his Serbian rival, saying the Wimbledon loss gave people an opportunity to see “just the kind of form Novak has been in, the kind of performances he has been giving at all his Grand Slam matches.”
He gave Querrey credit for his tenacity, saying not many players were able to “hold on to their performances when Novak has had issues, but Sam did.”
Federer next takes on Querrey’s doubles partner Steve Johnson.
Here’s what he said: