Novak Djokovic bested Matteo Berrettini in the 2021 Wimbledon males’s last Sunday, connecting the males’s record for many tennis Grand Slam success.
Djokovic, 34, of Serbia, beat Berrettini, 25, of Italy, to clinch his 20th Grand Slam songs title. The win ties him with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who have actually likewise won 20 Grand Slam songs occasions.
Djokovic held back Berrettini in 4 sets for his 6th title at Wimbledon. He stretched on the ground after Berrettini struck the internet on the last point as the crowd roared around him. After the match, the set shook hands and briefly welcomed.
Djokovic praised Berrettini, calling him “the Italian hammer.” Then he remembered his own youth imagine Wimbledon.
“Winning Wimbledon was always a biggest dream of mine when I was a kid. … I have to remind myself how special this is and not take it for granted,” Djokovic stated, remembering how, when he was 7 years of ages in Serbia, he made his own Wimbledon prize as he pictured one day winning the genuine thing.
“Today, standing with the sixth Wimbledon, it’s incredible. Amazing,” he stated.
Djokovic stated that now that he, Federer and Nadal are connected for the most males’s songs Grand Slam titles, he anticipates they will continue completing till among them emerges on top.
“They are legends of our sport, and they are the two most important players that I ever faced in my career. They are, I think, the reason that I am where I am today,” he stated.
Djokovic won his 19th Grand Slam title at the French Open in June and his 18th at the Australian Open in February. He is likewise thought about the protecting champ of Wimbledon, having actually won the occasion in 2019 versus Roger Federer.
Wimbledon was not held in 2015 since of Covid-19.
Djokovic had actually formerly beaten Berrettini at the French Open.
On the method to the last, Berrettini beat Hubert Hurkacz of Poland. Djokovic beat Denis Shapovalov of Canada to arrive.
Berrettini’s look in the last at Wimbledon was the very first by any Italian individual, guy or lady, The Guardian reported. He has yet to win his very first Grand Slam occasion.