Wimbledon: I was exhausted after semi strain, says Novak Djokovic after loss to Andy Murray

Djokovic had been in sublime form en route to the final, but the top seed couldn't recapture that form as tiredness set in during his first straight sets defeat at a Grand Slam since a 2010 Wimbledon loss to Tomas Berdych.

updated: July 07, 2013 23:29 IST
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London: Exhausted Novak Djokovic blamed his lacklustre Wimbledon final defeat against Andy Murray on being unable to recover quickly enough from his gruelling semi-final victory.

Djokovic had taken over four hours and 43 minutes to defeat Juan Martin del Potro in a bruising five-set classic just 48 hours earlier.

And with the All England Club basking in sweltering temperatures of 40 degrees on Sunday, the usually hyper-energetic Djokovic found it impossible to rouse himself enough to subdue Murray.

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