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Kate puts her arm around Roger Federer after he loses Wimbledon final ‘you’re incredible’

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, put a reassuring hand on tennis ace Roger Federer’s shoulder and told him he was “incredible” after he lost out to Novak Djokovic in his bid for his ninth Wimbledon title.

William and Kate were in the royal box on Centre Court on Sunday for the men’s final, for the Swiss tennis ace’s match against defending champion Novak Djokovic. As the duchess presented a Wimbledon trophy for the first time as Royal Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, she congratulated runner up Federer after his defeat, telling he had put on an “incredible” show.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the mens final of Wimbledon Image PA
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the mens final of Wimbledon Image PA

Clocking in at four hours and fifty-seven minutes, Novak Djokovic was again crowned king of Centre Court after the longest ever men’s singles final at SW19 and his fifth Wimbledon title.

The Centre Court crowd applauded Djokovic as he knelt to the ground after his win and ate some grass – his celebratory tradition.

Federer said his performance was for “all the 37 year olds”, adding: “I hope that it gives some other people hope that at 37 it’s not over yet,” he said.

He joked that his four children – who were seated in the crowd – would not be that impressed with the runner up plate, adding “they would rather have that golden thing”.

The men’s final was Kate’s third visit to the annual championships after she appeared alongside her sister-in-law the Duchess of Sussex on Saturday to watch Serena Williams crash to a straight sets defeat against Simona Halep in the women’s final.

Kate was wearing a powder blue 50s-style dress is from a collection by London-based designer Emilia Wickstead.

The royal couple met with senior figures from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, including head referee and former player Andrew Jarrett.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the mens final of Wimbledon Image PA
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the mens final of Wimbledon Image PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the men’s final of Wimbledon (Image: PA)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the mens final of Wimbledon Image PA
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the mens final of Wimbledon Image PA

They also met with four of the club’s team of ball boys and girls.

However, the couple were tight lipped about who they were hoping to see lift the trophy.

Among the famous names to receive an invite to the royal box are Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, The Avengers’ Tom Hiddleston and Fight Club star Edward Norton.

Multi-billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos also received a coveted invite.

He was accompanied by his new girlfriend Lauren Sanchez following his split from his wife of 26 years MacKenzie Bezos.

Opera singer Katherine Jenkins and her husband Andrew Levitas also arrived at Wimbledon ahead of play on Saturday morning.

“This is our favourite day out in probably all the London summer events,” Ms Jenkins said.

Dave Knights, head of the service stewards at the championships, said: “They gave no indication at all about who they wanted to win.”

Mr Knights, whose team is in charge of keeping order among the crowds in the packed courts, added: “They were very supportive of what we do here at Wimbledon.”

He is able to draw on 32 years’ experience in the Royal Air Force to make sure no one steps out of line.

“It’s been a very smooth championships – the good weather has helped,” Mr Knight said.

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Kate puts her arm around Roger Federer after he loses Wimbledon final ‘you’re incredible’

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, put a reassuring hand on tennis ace Roger Federer’s shoulder and told him he was “incredible” after he lost out to Novak Djokovic in his bid for his ninth Wimbledon title.

By REBECCA PERRINGPUBLISHED: 00:00, Mon, Jul 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 09:34, Mon, Jul 15, 2019

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William and Kate were in the royal box on Centre Court on Sunday for the men’s final, for the Swiss tennis ace’s match against defending champion Novak Djokovic. As the duchess presented a Wimbledon trophy for the first time as Royal Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, she congratulated runner up Federer after his defeat, telling he had put on an “incredible” show.

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Clocking in at four hours and fifty-seven minutes, Novak Djokovic was again crowned king of Centre Court after the longest ever men’s singles final at SW19 and his fifth Wimbledon title.

The Centre Court crowd applauded Djokovic as he knelt to the ground after his win and ate some grass – his celebratory tradition.

Federer said his performance was for “all the 37 year olds”, adding: “I hope that it gives some other people hope that at 37 it’s not over yet,” he said.

He joked that his four children – who were seated in the crowd – would not be that impressed with the runner up plate, adding “they would rather have that golden thing”.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the men's final of Wimbledon

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the men’s final of Wimbledon (Image: PA)

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Kate put a reassuring hand on Roger Federer’s shoulder (Image: PA )

The men’s final was Kate’s third visit to the annual championships after she appeared alongside her sister-in-law the Duchess of Sussex on Saturday to watch Serena Williams crash to a straight sets defeat against Simona Halep in the women’s final.

Kate was wearing a powder blue 50s-style dress is from a collection by London-based designer Emilia Wickstead.

The royal couple met with senior figures from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, including head referee and former player Andrew Jarrett.

They also met with four of the club’s team of ball boys and girls.However, the couple were tight lipped about who they were hoping to see lift the trophy. 

Kate and William sat in the Royal Box as they watched the game

Kate and William sat in the Royal Box as they watched the game (Image: PA)

Among the famous names to receive an invite to the royal box are Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, The Avengers’ Tom Hiddleston and Fight Club star Edward Norton.

Multi-billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos also received a coveted invite.

He was accompanied by his new girlfriend Lauren Sanchez following his split from his wife of 26 years MacKenzie Bezos.

Opera singer Katherine Jenkins and her husband Andrew Levitas also arrived at Wimbledon ahead of play on Saturday morning.

“This is our favourite day out in probably all the London summer events,” Ms Jenkins said.

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton watch women’s final

Pippa Matthews and Carole Middleton also watched the mens final Image PA
Pippa Matthews and Carole Middleton also watched the mens final Image PA

Pippa Matthews and Carole Middleton also watched the men’s final (Image: PA)

Cliff Richard was also in the crowds on Sunday afternoon Image PA
Cliff Richard was also in the crowds on Sunday afternoon Image PA

Cliff Richard was also in the crowds on Sunday afternoon (Image: PA)

She added: “There will be a few patches of cloud around through the afternoon.

She said there is a “small chance” of “a light bit of rain”, but it is forecast to be warm with temperatures rising to 23C.

Kate watched Simona Help win the women’s final on Saturday and was among the first people to congratulate the Romanian.

Halep had previously shared her hopes of seeing Kate in the royal box, and afterwards said it was an “honour” and “an extra boost” to play in front of the duchesses.

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