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Tennis: Defeated Federer pledges Wimbledon return

Published on Jul 7, 2014 7:26 AM
 
Roger Federer of Switzerland waves while holding the runner-up's trophy after being defeated by Novak Djokovic of Serbia in their men's singles finals tennis match on Centre Court at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on July 6, 2014. Roger Federer insists his agonising Wimbledon final defeat against Novak Djokovic will not be his farewell to the All England Club. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 

LONDON (AFP) - Roger Federer insists his agonising Wimbledon final defeat against Novak Djokovic will not be his farewell to the All England Club.

Federer's bid to win a record eighth Wimbledon men's singles title was thwarted by Djokovic's thrilling 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) 5-7, 6-4 victory on Sunday, July 6, 2014.

The 32-year-old would have become the oldest man to win Wimbledon in the Open Era if he had seen off the world number two, but instead his wait for a first Grand Slam title since his last Wimbledon triumph in 2012 goes on.

Inevitably, Federer is often dogged by questions about when he will retire as he enters the twilight of his career.

 
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