Serbia’s Novak Djokovic on July 11 won the Wimbledon Men’s Singles 2021 final against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini.
With this, Djokovic has won a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title. The world number one triumphed 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 to move level on 20 majors with Spanish Legend Rafael Nadal and Swiss Tennis Maestro Roger Federer. His win also put him three-quarters of the way to the first calendar Grand Slam of all four majors since 1969.
The 34-year-old Serbian player is on course for a Career Grand Slam and needs to win the US Open to become the first man since Rod Laver (1969) to do so. Though he is still behind Pete Sampras (7) and Roger Federer (8) in the list of players with the most Wimbledon championships.
The 20th Grand Slam title earned the No. 1 -ranked Djokovic a third consecutive championship at the All England Club and sixth overall. Now, Djokovic has nine titles at the Australian Open, three at the U.S. Open and two at the French Open.
Earlier in 2021’s three major finals, Djokovic beat a trio of 20-somethings who are ranked in the top 10 and seeking a first Grand Slam title: 25-year-old Daniil Medvedev on the hard courts of the Australian Open, 22-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas on the red clay of the French Open and now Berrettini on the grass. With inputs from various agencies.