LONDON — Novak Djokovic called his five-set victory over Roger Federer at Wimbledon the “most special Grand Slam final I’ve played.”
Not merely because it earned Djokovic a second title at the All England Club, and seventh major championship overall.
And not simply because it was a back-and-forth struggle against Federer, owner of 17 Grand Slam trophies, including a record-tying seven at Wimbledon.
That all made the moment worth relishing, of course. Still, what really made Djokovic so enthusiastic about…