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Roger Federer praises "rock solid" Novak Djokovic

Switzerland's Roger Federer describes Novak Djokovic as "rock solid" after the world number one claimed a third Wimbledon title.

Roger Federer has said that Novak Djokovic put in a "rock solid" performance to win a third Wimbledon title.

The world number one beat the seven-time champion in four sets to defend the title, giving him the ninth Grand Slam win of his career.

After the match, the second seed told BBC Sport: "Well done Novak. That is sport, we don't know the outcome. I had my chances in the first set. I got lucky to win the second, had chances in the third.

"But he was better on the bigger points. He was rock solid, I didn't play badly myself. That's how it goes.

"I work very hard, so do the other guys, I have a great team behind me. Without them it would not be possible. I am still very hungry and motivated. A privilege to play here, again. I would have loved to win but Novak was very good."

Djokovic now has 20 wins from his 40 matches against Federer.

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic (L) stands on court alongside Switzerland's Roger Federer ahead of their men's singles final match during the presentation on day thirteen of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest L
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