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Wimbledon final: Novak Djokovic wins record-equaling 20th grand slam title

The world No. 1 along with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal has 20 great career victories, establishing himself as one of the greatest players in the history of this sport.

After a tense start, Djokovic recovered to win 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-4 6-3 over his Italian opponent and claim his sixth Wimbledon title.

Having won the Australian Open and French Open this year, he needs an Olympic gold medal and a US Open title to become the first man to win a Golden Slam.

“It’s not just a battle. First of all, I want to congratulate Matteo, his family and his team for a great tournament. Today was a tough match,” Djokovic said during the match. Interview on the field. “From a 7-year-old boy in Serbia who built a Wimbledon tennis trophy from improvised materials I found in my room to today standing here with my sixth Wimbledon. It’s unbelievable. .”

Berrettini, playing in his first Grand Slam final, could have been forgiven for nervousness, but it was the veteran Djokovic who seemed more shaken at the start.

The 34-year-old started the game with a double foul before surviving a break-point in his first game.

Berrettini, who was bidding to become the first Italian to win the Wimbledon singles title, relied on his powerful serve and explosive forehand to stabilize the match but was snapped by Djokovic in the game. second serve.

The Italian then began to struggle on form, missing a few easy shots, but discovered his rhythm just in time, coming back against Djokovic as he was serving for the set. fight.

The mini-win seemed to have given Berrettini a boost and the momentum turned in his favor as the crowd fell behind the bottom team.

The opening set became a tough tie-break that Berrettini sealed with a powerful ace.

It was clear that Djokovic needed to raise his game, and that’s exactly what he did in the second set, breaking the Italian’s serve twice in his first two attempts.

Berrettini didn’t walk away, despite once again breaking back as Djokovic was serving for the set, but the Serbian dug deep to level the match.

The third set was like the final many had come to expect, with both men producing great tennis that delighted the packed stands on Center Court.

Matteo Berrettini was not out of place in his first Grand Slam final.

But after an early break, Djokovic once again took a 2-1 lead in the final.

Berrettini continued to put pressure on Djokovic in the final set but the great champion’s experience was beginning to pay off. He has greatly reduced his mistakes and as always, he finds a way to win big.

“Definitely, Novak is better than me. He’s a great champion. He’s writing the history of the sport so he deserves all the credit,” Berrettini said during the interview. Interview on the field. “I’m really happy with the final. Hopefully it won’t be my last here or the last in general. It’s an unbelievable feeling.”

With his current form, Djokovic’s victory over rivals Federer and Nadal seems to be only a matter of time, but the Serbian has paid tribute to two legends of men’s table tennis.

“They are the legends of our sport and they are the two most important players I have ever faced in my career,” he said. “They’re the reason I’m where I am today. They’ve helped me realize what I need to do to improve and become stronger.”

Djokovic will now travel to Tokyo to compete at the Olympics before attending the US Open.

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