It’s a win for Novak Djokovic again!
Novak Djokovic defeated Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon men’s singles final to win his 20th Grand Slam and third consecutive Wimbledon title. The victory ties the record held by tennis greats Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the most career Grand Slam singles titles in men’s tennis history.
Djokovic managed to win 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-4 6-3 against his Italian opponent and clinch his sixth Wimbledon title.
“Winning Wimbledon was always the biggest dream of mine when I was a kid,” Djokovic said on the ESPN broadcast. “As a 7-year-old in Serbia, I constructed a Wimbledon trophy from materials I found around my room, and standing here today with a sixth Wimbledon, it’s amazing.”
Djokovic said in his on-court interview, “That was more than a battle. I’d first like to extend my congratulations to Matteo, his family, and his team for a fantastic tournament. It was a tough match today.” He added, “From a 7-year-old boy in Serbia constructing a Wimbledon tennis trophy from improvised materials, I found in my room to standing here today with my sixth Wimbledon. It’s incredible.”
The tale of finale Djokovic vs Berrettini
Berrettini, playing in his first grand slam final, might have been excused for being apprehensive, however, it was the veteran Djokovic who looked more flimsy toward the beginning.
The 34-year-old began the match with a double fault prior to enduring a break-point in his first service game. Berrettini, offering to turn into the first Italian victor of a Wimbledon singles title, hoped to depend on his amazing serve and blasting forehand to settle himself into the match however was broken Djokovic in his second service game.
Berrettini then began struggling for form, missing a couple of easy shots, but discovered his rhythm just in time, breaking back against Djokovic as he was serving for the set.
Roger Federer congratulates Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic also thanked Federer and Nadal. And said the three-way tie at 20 Grand Slams will only motivate him further. “None of us three will stop,” he said. “They are legends of our sport, and they are the two most important players that I ever faced in my career. They are the reason that I am where I am today. The last 10 years have been an incredible journey that is not stopping here.”
Roger tweets and congratulates Djokovic,
Djokovic will now head to Tokyo to compete at the Olympics before heading to the US Open.
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