Novak Djokovic: Wimbledon final a “dream come true”
Novak Djokovic has said that reaching the Wimbledon final is a “dream come true”.
The Serbian overcame Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2 4-6 6-3 6-2 to reach his sixth Wimbledon final and will play eight-time champion Roger Federer on Sunday.
“This has been the dream tournament for me since I was a child,” Djokovic told BBC Sport.
“So to be in another final is a dream come true. Regardless of the history and many finals I’ve played, playing finals at Wimbledon is something different so I’ll definitely enjoy that experience.
“I had to dig deep. It’s the semi-finals and Roberto was playing his first Grand Slam semi-final. He was not overwhelmed.
“He played really well. He was managing his nerves in the first set but later on he established himself and started to play better.
“I got a bit tight. It was a close opening four or five games of the third set – that’s where the match could have gone a different way. I’m glad it went my way.”
Djokovic has won four of his five Wimbledon finals to date, beating Federer in 2014 and 2015.