Novak Djokovic became only the third man in history to win 20 Grand Slam titles after he defeated seventh seed Matteo Berrettini 6-7 6-4 6-4 6-3 in four sets to emerge victorious at the All England Club for a sixth time in his career.
World number one Djokovic was chasing a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title against Italy’s Berrettini. Buoyed by a vocal crowd, the Italian started very well, hitting big shots and taking the first set 7-6 before Djokovic found a way to neutralise his heavy-hitting style with his returns and he won the next two sets 6-4 6-4. In the fourth set, Berrettini also started well and looked as if he was going to force a fifth set when he went 3-2 up, but Djokovuc showed his class to close out the set 6-3 and emerge as Wimbledon champion for a sixth time, equalling Pete Sampras’ haul at the All England Club.
Djokovic’s win means that the Serb has now won all three of the Grand Slams that have held this year and can complete a calendar Grand Slam if he wins the US Open later in the year. The Serb has also equalled the 20-title record of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, both of whom he paid tribute to after his win, stating that they are the reason for his being where he is today.