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Federer: Losing is never fun

epa06950194 Roger Federer of Switzerland in action against Peter Gojowczyk of Germany during their match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio, USA, 14 August 2018.  EPA-EFE/TANNEN MAURY

Roger Federer lost to Novak Djokovic in three sets, 7-6 5-7 7-6, at the Rolex Paris Masters semifinals on Saturday, which means the Swiss cannot win his 100th career-title in the French tournament, Tennis World reports.

But Federer was satisfied with the level he played at.

“I think the level was good from my side,” the 37-year-old admitted. “Clearly I have some regrets. But overall it was a good tournament.

“I can look back and think it was definitely worth it to come to Paris. The welcome was great. I played some good tennis so I can be happy.”

Federer also opened up on his regrets of the loss.

“Losing is never fun, so that’s why I guess I have this face right now.”