Will try to become No. 1 again, says Kerber

“I think we both play a good match. But at the end I think just two points that decides the match,” Kerber says after going down to Garbine Muguruza on Monday.

Angelique Kerber plays a backhand against Garbine Muguruza in London on Monday.   -  Getty Images

Just two points decided the fate of a match.

That’s what Angelique Kerber feels. Following her defeat in the Wimbledon, the German tennis ace believes that a hard-fought match went off her hands for just two points.

“I think we both play a good match. But at the end I think just two points that decides the match,” Kerber says after going down to Garbine Muguruza on Monday. Explaining the situation, she continues: “Of course I’m disappointed that I lost the match, because I was really playing good. Yeah, at the end, I mean, just one can win, and that was not me today.”

The defeat also means she lost her top spot. That, however, doesn’t change her feeling that this one against Muguruza was her best match in a long time. “It was for sure the best match for a long time for me, so that's why I actually said that I lost the match. But I think I’m still on a good way,” she says, adding: “When I came here, I was telling myself, I was practicing good after Paris. For me, I'm still looking for the next months, next weeks. I think I'm again on a good way to playing again tennis, yeah, on a high level.”

But will the change in ranking make her feel any different? The German ace says it won’t. “I don’t know if it's different or not. I know the feeling already to be No. 1. I know the feeling to be No. 2, in the top 10.”

“I think for me now I get so many experiences to being the No. 1, now I know how it's important again. For me to taking time for myself, practicing good, just going out and playing good tennis. I think I show it myself the last 10 days here. With this positive emotion I will go home.”

Perhaps that would encourage her to bounce back.

“It was completely new for me. But it was a good experience. I will try, of course, to coming back and being one day again the No. 1. But right now I'm really happy that I find my game back. I'm on court playing good tennis again. I think I can still improve it.

“But of course, I mean, yeah, I don't know if the pressure will be less or no. I mean, we will see.”

Not just her shock defeat, the fact that she played on the second court too has come as a surprise for Kerber. “To be honest, I was really surprised that I was playing on Court No. 2, yes. But, yeah, I mean, the schedule was out then. Yeah, what can I go? I was going out, trying to play good match on Court No. 2. I played a lot of matches there. Yeah, still it was a good feeling to be playing on this court, as well.”