Alex Corretja reflects on Novak Djokovic 'impressive' run to Wimbledon title
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Former world No. 2 Alex Corretja said Novak Djokovic winning a fourth consecutive Wimbledon title and becoming a seven-time Wimbledon champion was the highlight from this year's tournament. Djokovic, 35, has been absolutely dominant at Wimbledon for the past couple of years as he has now won the tournament's past three editions.
In this year's Wimbledon final, Djokovic defeated Nick Kyrgios 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6 (3) to lift his seventh Wimbledon title and overall his 21st Grand Slam. Djokovic is now one Wimbledon title away from tying Roger Federer's all-time record of eight Wimbledon title and he is also one Grand Slam title away from equaling Rafael Nadal's record of 22 Grand Slams.
Corretja acknowledged Djokovic faced a great pressure going into this year's Wimbledon and he thought the Serb responded in an impressive style.
Corretja: Impressive how Djokovic overcame the pressure to win Wimbledon
“I love numbers, you know, and getting seven Wimbledons, and four in a row, 21 Grand Slams, I think I gotta go with Novak," Corretja told Eurosport.
“I love the story of Rybakina as well because it's amazing the way she dealt with everything, but she was very young, so she didn't know exactly what pressure was. But for Novak after he couldn't play in Melbourne, after he lost Rafa [Nadal] in Paris, he was two Grand Slams behind him and had to deal with that pressure.
To win the tournament against Kyrgios, he’s such a dangerous player in a final and being capable to win in four sets I think it's a major, major effort from Novak, so I think I'm going to say with that”. As it stands now, Djokovic won't have a chance to compete for his 22nd Grand Slam title at the US Open.
Unvaccinated individuals aren't allowed to enter the United States under the current United States vaccine laws and Djokovic has confirmed that he does not plan on getting the vaccine just so he could compete at the US Open.