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Djokovic: "I Cannot Be Too Disappointed"

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Djokovic© Getty ImagesNovak Djokovic lost the fifth of his 11 major finals on Sunday.

Novak Djokovic remained positive on Sunday despite suffering the disappointment of losing to Andy Murray in the final of The Championships.

Djokovic said, “It was the finals of Wimbledon, so I cannot be too disappointed with my overall performance in the whole tournament. It was a great tournament for me. I could have done better today, but that's sport.

“What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, I guess. I need to have that kind of mentality and move on. I'm still young, and hopefully I have more opportunities to win this title.”

The World No. 1, who lost 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in his second Wimbledon final, admitted, “I should have played better in the decisive moments. I believed [that] I could have come back. [But] I did not play at the top of my abilities and with his kind of game I didn’t have a chance to win.”

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Djokovic twice led Murray 4-2 in the second and third sets, but could not convert his chances.

“It was a very long match for three sets. [In the] second and third sets, I was 4-2 up and dropped my serve in those games and just allowed him to come back for no reason. I wasn't patient enough in the moments when I should have been. 

“He was getting some incredible shots on the stretch and running down the drop shots. He was all over the court… When I was putting my first serves in he was always getting them back in the court and making me play an extra shot. 

“That's why he won this tournament. He played fantastic tennis, no question about it. He deserved to win.” 

The 2011 Wimbledon champion also admitted that his five-set semi-final victory over Juan Martin del Potro on Friday had taken “a lot out of me. 

“I cannot look for excuses in a match two days ago. Maybe, physically, I didn't have enough gas in the important moments [and] I went for my shots more than usual.  [But] okay, that's life.  You have to move on.” 

Djokovic has now lost two of his past three Grand Slam championship finals against fellow 26-year-old Murray. The Serbian has a 6-5 record in major title matches.

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