To give you perspective, THIS is what the scores looked like during the final stages of the Wimbledon final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
And this is how it ended.
Refusing to give up, these two just kept going at it, tossing our tiny and fragile hearts into the air with every serve.
The match had to have a winner and it was Novak Djokovic.
But this game strongly reminded me of Federer’s Australian Open 2017 victory, after which he graciously said ‘Tennis is a tough sport, there’s no draws but if there was I’d be happy to share it with Rafa tonight.’.
It’s true for this match as well. Growing up listening about the great Wimbledon final of 2008, the ‘greatest tennis match ever played’, I used to wonder how it would be like to watch that match live. Well, my wishes were granted. I now know how it feels like to watch a match of this nature.
It’s now over 4 hours, 48 minutes Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have been on court.— Ediye (@iamOkon) July 14, 2019
It’s now official, we have the longest #WimbledonFinal in history beating Federer vs Nadal back in 2008. Federer was 26 then, he is 38 next month!
I am freaking out, you are freaking out, the entire world is freaking out. Here’s proof.
How can any final eclipse this one tonight. What an incredible 5 hours. Really wanted Rog to win, but can’t fault Djokovic for pulling that out. Wow. #WimbledonFinal— Erin (@DailyRin) July 14, 2019
The tennis greatest journalists will have to answer whether if 2019 Djokovic-Federer or 2008 Nadal-Federer was the best #WimbledonFinal— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) July 14, 2019
Oh I am actually in tears 😭 just outstanding from them both!! What a battle, what a final. The resilience from Djokovic, incredible 👏🏽👏🏽 but Federer always the king, always the goat 🐐❤️ #wimbledonfinal— Jules Breach (@julesbreach) July 14, 2019