Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon, claims record-equaling 20th Grand Slam

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning match point during his men's Singles Final match against Matteo Berrettini of Italy on Day Thirteen of The Championships - Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Nicholls - Pool/Getty Images)

World number one Novak Djokovic defeated Matteo Berrettini on Sunday to claim the men’s Wimbledon singles title.

Djokovic came from a set down to win 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in a match that lasted close to three-and-a-half hours.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning match point during his men’s Singles Final match against Matteo Berrettini of Italy on Day Thirteen of The Championships – Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Nicholls – Pool/Getty Images)

Djokovic’s win is his sixth title at Wimbledon and moves him level on 20 Grand Slams with Swiss Roger Federer and Spaniard Rafael Nadal.

Berrettini, playing in his maiden Grand Slam final, recovered brilliantly from 2-5 down in the first set to take it 6-7 raising hopes of a possible upset.

However, just as he did in the French Open semifinal and final, Djokovic fought back and went on to win the next three sets despite a valiant effort by Berrettini.

Djokovic is one win away from completing a calendar Grand Slam, if he wins the U.S. Open, and is two wins away from the “golden slam”, if he wins both the Olympics men’s singles title and the U.S. Open.

Djokovic is also first man since Rod Laver (1969) to win the first three Grand Slams of the season.

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