“He needs to lose sometimes,” said Novak Djokovic after his first victory over Roger Federer.

In the second set, Roger picked up the pace and won games six and eight to earn a 6-2 victory in 30 minutes. In the decider, Djokovic got off to a fast start by breaking Federer in the first game. The Swiss broke back in game eight for a 4-4 tie, but the Serb held strong in the following three service games to take a 4-2 lead.

When the set entered a tie break, Novak played better to establish a 6-1 lead. After saving the second match point, Djokovic launched a raucous celebration of his first triumph over Federer. “I had a great week and took home the second prestigious trophy after Miami.

Given that I defeated three of the top three players, Montreal should be at the top. Being in the final against Roger Federer and defeating the mentally strongest player in two tie breaks is like realizing a dream. Ups and downs when competing with world no.

1, as he is at ease on every court. To compete against Roger in an ATP final for the first time was very motivating for me. He takes advantage of any chance, so I made an effort to stay in touch and maintain my focus at all times. It’s a significant triumph for me, and as I mentioned at the ceremony, Roger occasionally has to lose.

Given that we both wanted to take the opening set, it was important. I was broken after a 40-0 lead, and you would anticipate that world No. 1 would win the following set. I tried my hardest to forget about that game and concentrate on the following one, coming back to win it in the tie break.

The second set was over in a flash, so I had to gather myself before the decider. Prior to Roger bringing it back at 3-4, which shouldn’t have happened, I got a head start. I finally won, and I’m overjoyed “stated Novak Djokovic.