Hilarious moment Novak Djokovic asks umpire about fifth set tie-breaker during Wimbledon final

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2019 | 0

Novak Djokovic won his 16th Grand Slam title after prevailing 7-6 1-6 7-6 4-6 13-12 (3) over Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final on Sunday.

It wasn’t an easy win though (just as the scoreline suggests). The epic clash went on for almost five hours and swung like a pendulum all the while.

During the fifth set, both Djokovic and Federer appeared to have run out of gas, prompting the former to pop up a hilarious question to chair umpire.

“When is the tiebreak… 10-all?” he asked Damian Steiner, who informed him it would be a 12-all.

Leading 9-8 in the fifth set, Federer failed to convert a couple of championship points. Djokovic made the most of it by winning the all-important tie-breaker 7-3.

By the virtue of his latest triumph, Djokovic is now just four Majors shy of Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slams. Rafael Nadal, with 18 wins, is second in the list.


Djokovic was mincing no words during the post-match presser.

“It was probably the most demanding, mentally most demanding, match I was ever part of,” the 32-year-old was quoted as saying by Wimbledon.com.

Opining on the partisan crowd, Djokovic said: “Of course, if you have the majority of the crowd on your side, it helps, it gives you motivation, it gives you strength, it gives you energy. When you don’t, then you have to find it within, I guess.”

Not that he didn’t think he would lose. “[I] was one shot away from losing the match, as well. This match had everything. It could have gone easily his way.”

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