World No. 1 Novak Djokovic was absolutely thrilled after winning Wimbledon.
Djokovic, ranked at No. 1 in the world, recovered from a set down to beat world No. 9 Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4) 6-4 6-4 6-3 in the Wimbledon final.
Djokovic, who now has six Wimbledon titles in his collection, tied Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on the all-time Grand Slam list with 20 Majors captured.
“It was more than a battle,” said Djokovic. “Winning Wimbledon was always the biggest dream of mine as a child. I know how special this is and I don’t want to take this for granted. I was a seven year old boy in Serbia, constructing a Wimbledon tennis trophy with improvised materials in my bedroom and now I am standing here with six titles. It’s incredible.”
Djokovic recovered from a set down
Berrettini recovered from a set down in the first set to force a tie-break, which he won to steal the opener from Djokovic.
After blowing a good lead in the first set, Djokovic regrouped as he broke Berrettini in the twice at the start of the second set to take a 4-0 lead.
Berrettini got one break back but Djokovic served out for the second set in the 10th game.
After winning the second set, Djokovic broke Berrettini in the third game of the third set and held on to his serve to take the lead.
Berrettini led 3-2 in the fourth set, before Djokovic won four consecutive games to book a four-set win.
“When I first broke into the Top 10, for three or four years, I lost most of the big matches against these guys and something shifted at the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011. The past 10 years have been an incredible journey and it’s not stopping here.”
Djokovic has won the opening three Grand Slams of the 2021 season and his next goal will be winning the US Open.
“I could definitely envisage it happening and I will definitely give it a shot,” said Djokovic. “I am in great form and I am playing well at the Grand Slams. So let’s keep it going.”