In news surrounding the 2021st edition of Wimbledon, Tendulkar, Federer congratulated Djokovic for securing his 20th Grand Slam and winning the final of the biggest tennis Grand Slam title. The Serbian wizard got a well-earned victory after he beat the Italian maverick Matteo Berrettini 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3. This was the sixth Wimbledon victory for Djokovic and his 20th overall Grand Slam title.


The last weekend was a serious treat for sports fans across the world. The fans, who were waiting for the longest time for sporting events to happen after the COVID-19 pandemic, were treated with the Copa Americana final, the UEFA Euro final and the Wimbledon 2021 final.

In the Wimbledon 2021 final, the ATP top-ranked Serbian player, Novak Djokovic had an interesting opponent against him. He was playing against the eight-best player in the world – Matteo Berrettini. With giants such as Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer & Alexander Zverev already knocked out of the tournament, it looked like Djokovic has an easy task on his hand.

But the 7th seed opponent gave him a tough fight and made him cover all the corners of the lush green court.

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Game Starts – Weariness Displayed

In the Sunday final, the opening game featured signs of some weariness from both the players. However, Djokovic seemed to be wearier given his double-faults which amounted to 6 errors. But the Serbian player anchored himself and with each passing set, he took the lead.

This is why Matteo Berrettini is called ‘Hammer’

Meanwhile, the Italian player did a justice to his nickname “Hammer” and with some mighty forehands and serves, he took away free points. The Italian hammer’s strokes were at times so powerful that even the line judges felt it was crucial to get their head away from the balls coming at the speed of flash. Meanwhile, the Serbian opponent also used his racket as a shield like a Spartan would in the battle field.

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Djokovic – An immovable object against unstoppable force

However, Djokovic being Djokovic, he was an immovable object against the unstoppable force. He slammed equally hard on serves that ranged above 137 mph and even ended up winning points. In the first seat, Djokovic ended up taking a lead of 4-1. In the second game he was in the lead with 4-0 and in the third one, he had another small lead of 3-1.

Tiebreaker Follows

However, his opponent made him faulter and Djokovic ended up throwing away a set point and took things to a 5-3. The game posed to be a tensed one and a tiebreaker was followed. In the tiebreaker, the two forces were tied up at 3-3, but Berrettini seemed to be coming closer to pull of an upset and won the next 3 points and closed it with the final ace.

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The Final Moments

In the final moments of the game – Djokovic showed that what makes a winner, a winner, is not how hard he can hit, but how much he can take and still have enough fuel to turn things around. In the final set, he outplayed, outclassed and out experienced the first time Wimbledon finalist and took the trophy home, yet again.

“I Consider Myself Best”: Djokovic

The 6”2’ Serbian tennis legend is not for humility and was quoted saying-

“I consider myself best and I believe that I am the best, otherwise I wouldn’t be talking confidently about winning Slams and making history.”

And history he made. He has now won as many Grand Slams as Federer and Nadal. He has also become the second ever man to win an Australian Open, the Roland Garros and the Wimbledon in the same season.

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After his victory, Federer, Sachin Tendulkar and various global celebrities and sportspersons congratulated him.