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Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer Wimbledon final ‘the highest quality tennis ever,’ says legend

The 2019 Wimbledon final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer was the ‘highest quality’ tennis the sport has ever seen, according to Stefan Edberg.

Djokovic and Federer played out a five-hour marathon on Centre Court, which the Serbian eventually won,

The spectacle alone, with two of the big three going toe-to-toe on such a stage, was huge, but Edberg said that tennis itself reached new levels in terms of quality that day too.

“Personally, this is the place to come back to if I had to choose one place,” Edberg said after he joined Djokovic and Federer for a parade of champions last week.

“Since growing up watching [Bjorn] Borg winning his five titles here to playing here myself, winning [the title]. You always feel very welcome when you come back to Wimbledon.

“You have a lot of inspiration here. At the same time, a lot of tradition as well. Borg vs [John] McEnroe back in 1980.

“So many of us have watched the [Roger] Federer vs [Rafael] Nadal match [2008 final], that stands out, it might be one of the best matches.

“And recently, I watched this very long match when Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in the [2019] final a couple of years ago, having match points. That was probably, quality-wise, the best match that I’ve seen in my entire life at Wimbledon.”

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Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.