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Djokovic Lifts Seventh Wimbledon Men’s Title

Serbian also scoops other historic feats

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Serbian tennis great Novak Djokovic on Sunday afternoon defeated Nick Kyrgios 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(3) to claim his seventh Wimbledon title.

The victory also marked Djokovic’s 21st grand slam and is just one place behind Rafa Nadal as the battle for immortality continues.

The feat of Djokovic who earlier in the year was stopped from playing at the Australian Open due to visa issues means that he has scooped 80 wins in all four grandslams.

“I lost words for what this tournament, this trophy means to me, my team, my family,” said Djokovic at the trophy presentation. “I’ve said this many times. It always has been and always will be the most special tournament in my heart, the one that motivated me, inspired me to start playing tennis in a small mountain resort in Serbia where my parents used to run a restaurant.

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“I was four or five years old and I saw Pete Sampras win his first Wimbledon in 1992. I asked my Dad and Mum to buy me a racquet, and my first image of tennis was grass and Wimbledon. I always dreamed of coming here, just playing in this court, and then realising the childhood dream of winning this trophy, Djokovic told the media in his post match reaction.

“Every single time it gets more meaningful and more special, so I’m very blessed and very thankful to be standing here with the trophy.”

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