'When Andre Agassi started working with Novak Djokovic...', says top analyst



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'When Andre Agassi started working with Novak Djokovic...', says top analyst

Australian tennis legend Rod Laver congratulated World No. 1 Novak Djokovic after the Serbian captured his sixth Wimbledon title. Djokovic, ranked No. 1 in the world, beat 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 hand, Berrettini was playing his first Grand Slam final. "Congratulations Novak. Incredible 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. "It was more than a battle," Djokovic said. “Winning Wimbledon was always my biggest dream as a kid.

I know how special this is and I don't want to take it for granted. I was a seven year old in Serbia, I was building a Wimbledon tennis trophy out of makeshift materials in my room and now I am here with six titles. It's amazing."

When asked what it means to win a 20th Grand Slam title, Djokovic said: "It means that neither of us will stop [playing]. I have to pay a huge tribute to Rafa and Roger as legends of our sport, both of them. most important players in my career and why I am the player I am today.

They made me realize what I needed to improve, mentally, physically and tactically. When I first got into the Top 10, for three or four years, I lost most of the big games against these guys and something changed in late 2010 and early 2011.

The last 10 years have been an incredible journey and it doesn't stop here." Djokovic, who also won the Australian Open and the French Open this year, now hopes to win the US Open and claim a Calendar Grand Slam.

Wilander opens up on Novak Djokovic

Mats Wilander believes Novak Djokovic's recent dominance of the men's tour shows the Serb can stay at the top for several more years, long after Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal call it a day.

According to the Swede, the World No. 1 is a "smarter" player than he was before. "He (Novak Djokovic) is smarter than before," continued Wilander. "When André Agassi started working with him in 2017, he confided in me all his surprise at seeing how little Novak leaned into the characteristics of his opponent, he placed himself in the machine world, stuck to his line, did not miss and played clean shots."

Wilander pointed out that the 20-time Major champion could have easily defeated Berrettini in straight sets, given the way he started the match. "The Margin that Novak Djokovic has over the others is immense," said the Swede. "This final against Matteo Berrettini, he could have won it 6-3, 6-3, 6-3."