Rod Laver congratulates Novak Djokovic on winning Wimbledon

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Rod Laver congratulates Novak Djokovic on winning Wimbledon

Australian tennis legend Rod Laver congratulated to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic after the Serb captured his sixth Wimbledon title. Djokovic, ranked at No. 1 in the world, overcame Matteo Berrettini in four sets to win his 20th Grand Slam title.

Djokovic has now tied Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on the all-time Grand Slam list with 20 Majors. On the other side, world No. 9 Berrettini was playing his first Grand Slam final. "Congratulations Novak. Amazing achievement, you are on your way to a Grand Slam.

Matteo, you played a fantastic tournament and I have no doubt your time will come," Laver tweeted after the Wimbledon final.

Djokovic once again achieved his childhood dream

“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”. When asked what it means to win a 20th Grand Slam title, Djokovic said, “It means none of us will stop [playing]. I have to pay a great tribute to Rafa and Roger as legends of our sport, the two most important players in my career and why I am the player I am today.

They made me realise what I needed to improve, mentally, physically and tactically. "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, who also won the Australian Open and French Open this year, is now hoping to win the US Open and claim a Calendar Grand Slam.

“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”.