Super Nova-k: Novak Djokovic beats Matteo Berrettini to claim 20th Grand Slam titletext_fields
London: World No.1 Novak Djokovic defeated Italy's Matteo Berrettini 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the final on Sunday to win his sixth Wimbledon title and 20th Grand Slam overall, as per an IANS report. The Serb celebrated his victory by chewing on the grass from the hallowed centre court.
His win also put him three-quarters of the way to the first calendar Grand Slam of all four majors since 1969. A sixth victory at the All England Club for Djokovic, who was playing in his 30th final at the Slams, added to his nine Australian Opens, two Roland Garros titles as well as three at the US Open.
"It was more than a battle. Tough match today. He's got a very powerful game, a true Italian hammer, an Italian hammer and I felt it on my skin a few times today," said Djokovic.
Explaining what this trophy means to him, Djokovic narrated the story he has often told previously -- of dreaming of winning the Wimbledon by making a replica of the trophy in his room when he was seven years old.
"Winning Wimbledon was my biggest dream as a kid. I will repeat this story just to remind myself how special this is and not take this for granted," Djokovic said at the prize distribution ceremony.
"A seven-year-old boy preparing Wimbledon trophy with improvised material in his room, and today standing here with my sixth Wimbledon trophy, it's incredible."
By winning the title on Sunday, the Serb top seed joined arch-rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as the players with most number of Grand Slam singles titles in the Open Era.
Djokovic came back after losing the first set in the tiebreaker and dominated the proceedings, never allowing Barrettini much chances.