Wimbledon Final 2021: World No.1 Novak Djokovic defeats Berrettini to win 20th Grand Slam, levels up with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal

Wimbledon Final 2021: World No.1 Novak Djokovic defeats Berrettini to win 20th Grand Slam, levels up with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal
Wimbledon Final 2021: World No.1 Novak Djokovic defeats Berrettini to win 20th Grand Slam, levels up with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal

Wimbledon Final 2021: World No.1 Novak Djokovic defeats Berrettini to win 20th Grand Slam, levels up with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal- World No.1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic has retained his Wimbledon title by defeating Matteo Berrettini of Italy in an epic clash at Centre Court. The development means Djokovic has now equalled record 20th Grand Slam title with Swiss Tennis Maestro Roger Federer and Spain legend Rafael Nadal. This was Djokovic’s third straight Grand Slam victory in 2021 after winning the Australian Open 2021 and French Open at Roland Garros. He is now set up for a calendar grand slam record ahead of the US Open. He can go on to win the 21st Grand Slam later this year to go past Federer and Nadal. It was the sixth Wimbledon title for Novak Djokovic in his 7th Final appearance at Centre Court.

Djokovic won the match 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.

Wimbledon Final 2021: World No.1 Novak Djokovic defeats Berrettini to win 20th Grand Slam, levels up with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal

In the match, Djokovic lost the opening set but fought back strongly to clinch the next sets. World No.9, Berrettini gave a tough fight to Novak Djokovic but it was just not his day. He made the Serbian fight hard to earn the sets throughout the course of the match that lasted for over 3 hours. Earlier on Saturday, World No.1 Ash Barty has won the Wimbledon Final among women’s singles by defeating Karolina Pliskova.

“I was a seven-year-old boy in Serbia, constructing Wimbledon trophies from improvised materials that I could find in my room. To be standing with a sixth Wimbledon [title] is incredible,” Novak Djokovic said post-match.

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Wimbledon Final 2021: World No.1 Novak Djokovic defeats Berrettini to win 20th Grand Slam, levels up with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal

 

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Djokovic vs Berrettini; As it happened

Djokovic vs Berrettini 4th set 

  • 6-3 Djokovic wins 20th Grand Slam
  • 5-3 Djokovic awaits history. All eyes are now on Berrettini.
  • 4-3 That’s just too good from Djokovic. Huge moment for both players.
  • 3-3 What a match it’s turning out to be. The duo with their A-game in the third set.
  • 3-2 to Berrettini. The match is turning on its head. Berrettini’s looking to build that scoreboard pressure. Can Berrettini go on to claim this set? 
  • It’s 2-2, the set is evenly poised and the Centre court comes alive with huge cheer in the stands.
  • 2-1 to Berrettini takes charge. Nicely done.
  • 1-1 to Djokovic
  • 1-0 to Berrettini. Very important for him to stay calm and composed

Djokovic vs Berrettini 3rd set 

Stats Alert: Novak Djokovic in Grand Slam final – Results W19-L10 (66%)

  • 6-4 to Djokovic. Nearing his record 20th Grand Slam title.
  • 5-4 Berrettini in his final act, right on time.
  • It’s 5-3, the game is drifting towards World No.1.
  • 4-3 to Berrettini. The see-sawing battle continues in the must-watch Tennis contest
  • 4-2 Djokovic saves two break points to hold
  • 3-2 to Berrettini. The Italian keeps his cool to reduce his deficit against Djokovic.
  • 3-1 All in the head, says Djokovic. He now knows the pattern of Berrettini, creating unforced errors.
  • 2-1 Djokovic stretches his lead in an important set. This set is will decide the fate of the match.
  • 1-1 Djokovic rebounds quickly against World Number Nine
  • 1-0 Berrettini with the early lead.

Djokovic vs Berrettini 2nd set

  • 6-4 It’s one set each. Djokovic holds on to win this set. Terrific display of high-class tennis at the Centre Court.
  • 5-4 Nothing coming easy Djokovic’s way today. Djokovic needs to earn the victory.
  • 5-3 Berrettini finding his way out in the second set as Djokovic in a significant amount of pressure.
  • 5-2 to Berrettini. Can the Italian repeat his first set heroic against Djokovic?
  • 5-1 Djokovic racing away in the contest, a game away from winning the second set.
  • 4-1 Berrettini trying to find his way in the second set. Can he bring his A-game?
  • 4-0 to Djokovic in a one-sided battle. The Serbian can lift his game at any moment of the match.
  • 3-0 Djokovic is now playing like the World No.1 and defending champion. No answer for Berrettini
  • 2-0 Djokovic stretches his lead over Berrettini.
  • 1-0 Djokovic with the early lead. Can he repeat 2014 heroics at Wimbledon Final yet again?

Stats 2: Since 2000, players winning the men’s singles Wimbledon final after losing the opening set

2000: Pete Sampras (Rafter)

2004: Roger Federer (Roddick)

2009: Roger Federer (Roddick)

2012: Roger Federer (Murray)

2014: Novak Djokovic (Federer)

Djokovic vs Berrettini 1st set score

Stats: The last time a player won a men’s singles Wimbledon final after losing the first set was in 2014 when Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-7 6-4.

  • 7-6(4) to Berrettini. He wins the opening set what follows next is a lasting applause reverberating at the Centre Court. A fantastic response from Berrettini. Game ON
  • 6-6 Tie-breaker underway, a superb start to the Wimbledon Final. Berrettini has changed the course of the game in last 30-40 mins
  • 6-5 Djokovic keeps his cool to take the lead against Berrettini. Can the Italian take it to a tie-breaker?
  • 5-5 Is there a twist in the tale? Berrettini wins the straight third game in a row.
  • 5-4 Berrettini rebounds against World No.1. Much improved show from the Italian. Can he go on to win this set?
  • 5-3 to Berrettini finally holds on to the serve after managing to take advantage twice.
  • 5-2: Berrettini is not moving too well – he has got his thigh plastered, Djoko is getting steadier with every point.
  • 4-2: Djokovic has got his rhytm but Italian is struggling for his
  • 2-1: It’s been a bit nervous from both players but, as is often the case with Djokovic, he finds a way to get the job done. He could have easily lost both of those opening service games, but it won’t take him long to start to settle and begin putting pressure on Berrettini’s serve.

  • 2-1 Finally some service rhytm for Djoko, he leads 2-1
  • 1-1: Djokovic looking very uncomfortable serving – 3 Double Faults in first 2 games.
  • Djokovic vs Berrttini battle starts – Nervy start for Djoko but still he managed to hold – Couple of double faults to start with for Serb
  • Boris Becker says – Djokovic will not lose today, Berrettini will have to beat him.

    He always gives you one more ball to hit. He has an all-court game. You have to play the match of your life [to beat him].

ROAD TO FINAL

First round: Jack Draper (Britain) 4-6 6-1 6-2 6-2

Second round: Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 6-3 6-3 6-3

Third round: Denis Kudla (U.S.) 6-4 6-3 7-6(7)

Fourth round: 17-Cristian Garin (Chile) 6-2 6-4 6-2

Quarter-finals: Marton Fucsovics (Hungary) 6-3 6-4 6-4

Semi-finals: 10-Denis Shapovalov (Canada) 7-6(3) 7-5 7-5

Wimbledon Final 2021 LIVE streaming

The LIVE broadcast of Wimbledon 2021 will be covered by Star Sports India. You can also watch the tournament on OTT-platform Hotstar. If you stay in any other country apart from India, check from this list– Wimbledon broadcasters

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Wimbledon 2021 Prize Money

Singles

2021 Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2019
Winner £1,700,000 $2,399,520 €1,979,979 -27.66%
Runner-up £900,000 $1,270,334 €1,048,224 -23.40%
Semifinal £465,000 $656,339 €541,582 -20.92%
Quarterfinal £300,000 $423,445 €349,408 2.04%

 

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