Novak Djokovic, the defending champion at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, said that he was not feeling well this week but said that this had nothing to do with his four-set semifinal loss to six-time champion Roger Federer. The Serbian world number one said that Federer played the better game and deserves to reclaim the top ranking should he win the Wimbledon title for the seventh time on Sunday.
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“I had bad last couple days,” he said.
“Last five, six days I wasn’t feeling great. But I don’t want to talk about it now,” he added.
Federer will meet Andy Murray of Great Britain in the final at the All England Club and the victory will seal his record-tying victory with Pete Sampras at seven titles and also would match the latter’s reign on top of the rankings at 286 weeks, with no significant ranking points to lose for the next few months, Federer would be able to break that record.
“Look, if he wins and becomes No. 1 it’s going to be well-deserved,” Djokovic said.
“He’s played fantastic this year. He’s been so consistent. If he wins, he wins. There’s nothing I can do about it. The best player will win this tournament. I’m out. Now I will cheer for my holidays in next 10 days,” he added.