Roger Federer was quick to bury his
disappointment at a losing Wimbledon final when he was re-united with
his wife and twin daughters immediately after going down his five-set
loss to Novak Djokovic. "I was sad for a few minutes but so happy to see
the family," said the winner of an all-time record of 17 majors. "The
ovation from a (mainly pro-Federer) crowd also lifted me, it made me few
better. Clearly I was very sad walking off the court without the
The 32-year-old father of two sets of twins got
through a brief post-match conversation with Britain's Prince William
and wife, calling himself in "something of a state."
"No matter the outcome, it's always nice being
in a Wimbledon final," said the Swiss who missed the chance at a
record-breaking eighth trophy at the All England Club. "Win or lose,
it's always something special, something you will remember.
"Seeing the (girls and my wife) touched me the
most, the disappointment went away pretty quickly. Of course it's very
disappointing not being rewarded with the victory, but it was close.
Novak did deserve it at the end."
Federer said that while he plans to make a
Wimbledon return in 2015, it is impossible to predict a tennis future.
"You don't know you've got to wait and see," he said regarding the
possibility of making a tenth final.
"Maybe there is much more to come, you don't
know. It's an impossible question to I'm just happy that feeling
"normal" I can produce performances like the two weeks. I believe it
could be a stepping stone to very good things in the future."