Novak Djokovic did not have a good day Sunday. He lost the Wimbledon final to Andy Murray, and the photos from the scene aren't pretty. This one gives you a pretty good idea what his day was like. The slippery grass gave players fits throughout the fortnight, and Djokovic lost his footing on multiple occasions during the match.
In a heap
Another point, another slip. Djokovic won just 30 of 52 points at net in the straight-sets loss.
Djokovic got 65 percent of his first serves in but won just 59 percent of those points thanks to some sublime returning from Murray.
Two of the best defensive players in the game were bound to give us some long rallies, leading to many out-of-breath moments for Djokovic in the hot July heat.
You cannot be serious!
Djokovic was frequently yelling — at himself, mostly — after a sloppy day in which he was constantly under pressure from Murray's game.
This is actually a highlight
It looks like the beginnings of another unpleasant moment for Djokovic — and he did eat grass at the end — but this resulted in a cross-court volley winner off a tough passing attempt from Murray.
The usually sharp world No. 1 had a whopping 40 unforced errors against just 31 winners for the match. Murray hit 36 winners and had just 21 errors.
All alone out there
The British crowd was, of course, on Murray's side throughout the match, to the extent that they could barely muster a cheer even when Djokovic made brilliant shots. "The atmosphere was incredible for him. For me, not so much, but this is what I expected," Djokovic said.
Appealing to the chair
Djokovic found himself in several heated exchanges with chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani over line calls. His arguments were fruitless.
Technology not on your side
When he wasn't arguing with Lahyani, Djokovic was losing challenges. He ran out of them during the second set and then had a questionable call arise, leading to one of his disputes with the chair.
Not feeling it?
Djokovic seemed lackluster from the get-go, perhaps still feeling the effects of his five-set semifinal match against Juan Martin Del Potro, which lasted nearly five hours.
You got served
Djokovic had as many double faults — four — as aces in the match. He coughed away a freebie on set point in the second set.
Not going well
Jelena Ristic, Novak Djokovic's girlfriend, didn't have much to cheer about.
The day ended with Djokovic hoisting the runner-up trophy, the fifth time he has fallen one win short of a Grand Slam title to go along with his six victories.