Novak Djokovic: 'When I broke into the top 10 for the first time...'



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Novak Djokovic: 'When I broke into the top 10 for the first time...'

Novak Djokovic beat Matteo Berrettini in four sets and won the twentieth Grand Slam of his incredible career. The Serbian champion has joined Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and will try to do yet another feat at the US Open.

Djokovic threw a set point in the eighth game of the first set and then had to suffer the heaviness of Berrettini's blows in the tie-break. From the second set, the Belgrade started to put Berrettini in difficulty on his favorite diagonal and lifted the Wimbledon trophy to the sky for the sixth time.

During the final awards ceremony, Djokovic dedicated splendid words to Federer and Nadal, his two greatest rivals. “Congratulations to Matteo. It was a real battle, very hard. For me it means a lot to have won the 6th title here and equaled Rafa and Roger.

I thank them because thanks to their teachings, and the defeats that I have remedied against them, I have learned and improved to this point. None of us will stop. They are the reason I'm here today, ”said Djokovic.

"They have been my biggest opponents. The last ten years have been a fantastic adventure, and I hope it's not over. Grand Slam? I am in great shape and playing my best tennis. Of course I want to complete the Grand Slam, I work for this."

Federer himself, immediately after Djokovic's victory, decided to publish a splendid tweet to celebrate the success of the Serbian. “Congratulations Novak on your 20th Major. I am proud to have the opportunity to play in this special era of great champions.

Wonderful performance, bravo!" Recall that both Federer and Djokovic will participate in the Tokyo Olympics. Both have never managed to win the gold medal in singles and this year they will give everything to reach this prestigious milestone as well.

Federer has always reiterated his great affection for Switzerland and is looking forward to taking the field to represent them in the best possible way.

Novak Djokovic was initially unable to play his best tennis

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1 Novak Djokovic won his 20th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon on Sunday to move level wits Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The Serb took down Italian Matteo Berrettini 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 6-3 to claim his sixth title at Wimbledon and third straight Slam of the year.

"I have mentioned this many times before. I have to pay great tribute to Rafa and Roger," Djokovic said during his on-court interview. "They are legends of our sport and they are the two most important players I ever faced in my career.

They are the reason I am where I am today. They have helped me realise what I needed to do to get stronger mentally, physically, tactically." During this period, Djokovic has turned around his head-to-head record against Federer and Nadal.

He now has a positive win-loss record against both of his rivals. "When I broke into the top 10 for the first time, for three to four years I lost most of the big matches I played against these guys," Djokovic said.

"Something shifted end of 2010, the beginning of 2011. The last ten years has been an incredible journey that's not stopping here."