TENNIS: Novak Djokovic says fatigue cost him in Wimbledon defeat
Novak Djokovic says his Wimbledon final defeat by Andy Murray was partly down to feeling exhausted after his gruelling semi-final victory.
Top seed Djokovic took four hours and 43 minutes to defeat Juan Martin del Potro in five sets on Friday.
He looked weary at times against Murray on a sweltering Centre Court, eventually losing 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in yesterday’s final.
Djokovic says he is not looking for excuses but the previous match took a lot out of him.
Djokovic, a six-time Grand Slam champion, was in sublime form en route to the final, with only Del Potro stretching him.
However, the Serb hit 40 unforced errors during his first straight-sets defeat in a Grand Slam tournament since a loss to Tomas Berdych at Wimbledon in 2010.
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