Novak Djokovic has promised to be as sharp as ever in tomorrow’s Wimbledon final against Andy Murray, despite being “pushed to the limit” by Juan Martin del Potro.
This year’s championships will live long in the memory, with major upsets complemented by exquisite tennis.
Yesterday’s semi-final between Djokovic and Del Potro was arguably the best of the bunch and, at four hours and 44 minutes, it knocks the 1989 last-four clash between Boris Becker and Ivan Lendl out of future record books.
Three-time champion John McEnroe suggested the physical toil of the match helps to make Murray favourite, but Serbian Djokovic insists it will not have an adverse impact on his performance.
“Physically, even in the fifth set, there was a lot of falls, sliding, running, long exchanges, and I still feel I’m okay,” he said.
“Of course, I’ll be a little bit more tired than I was after my previous matches.