Novak Djokovic wins 20th Wimbledon Grand Slam, sets all-time men’s record

Novak Djokovic defeated Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon Men’s Final to win the 20th Grand Slam and the third consecutive Wimbledon title. The victory connects the record held by the great tennis players Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the most Grand Slam singles career titles in the history of men’s tennis.

Djokovic won 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.

“Winning Wimbledon has always been my biggest dream since I was a kid,” Djokovic told ESPN. “As a 7-year-old in Serbia, I made a Wimbledon trophy from materials I found around my room and I was standing today with a sixth Wimbledon, it’s amazing.”

Djokovic also acknowledged Federer and Nadal and said the triple draw in the 20 Grand Slams would only motivate him more.

“None of the three will stop,” he said. “They are legends of our sport and they are the two most important players I have ever faced in my career. That’s why I’re where I am today. The last 10 years have been an incredible journey that does not stop here. “

Beretini, the No. 7 seed from Italy, played early in the opening set, unable to find a rhythm against Djokovic’s movement. The reigning champion dominated the net, gaining 78% of the net points, and Berettini was plagued by involuntary errors. However, the Italian found his leap, and after falling 5-2, managed to force a tiebreak and take the lead 1-0. Djokovic returned with revenge in the second set and kept another delayed route from Beretini to equalize the match with 1-1.

Djokovic never gave up after that, winning the next two sets to bring home his sixth win at Wimbledon. He also won the French Open and the Australian Open earlier this year, giving him just one tournament away from finishing the Grand Slam. The US Open, the final tournament in Slam, starts on August 30th. Only six people have ever won all four tournaments in one year, and the last to do so was Rod Laver of Australia in 1969.

“I envision this happening,” Djokovic said. “I hope I do. I am in great shape and playing the best tennis in the Grand Slams is the highest priority I have now at this stage of my career, so let’s move on. “

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Djokovic also has a chance of achieving an incredible feat only Steffi Graf has won if he won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics – although he said after his Wimbledon victory that he was just 50-50 in the game. Graf, in 1988, became the only tennis player in history to win the Golden Slam – all four major companies and the Olympics in the same year.

The story also became a stadium at Wimbledon Marija Cicak became the first woman to serve as a Chair Umpire in a men’s final in the 144-year history of the league. She had previously hosted the women’s singles final in 2014 and the women’s doubles final in 2017.

Djokovic came to Wimbledon in first place in the world and lost just one set before the final. Berrettini’s course was less smooth, but he never gave more than one set in a match. The 25-year-old was one of the strongest players in the world on the pitch this year with a record of 11-0.

«[Djokovic is] writing the history of this sport, so it’s worth all the credit, “Beretini said. Hopefully this is not going to be my last time here. I could not ask for more – but maybe a little more. “

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