Novak Djokovic beat Matteo Berrettini in four sets to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title for the sixth time in his career. This is the Serbian’s 20th career grand slam title, which puts him level with his long time rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the list of all time highest slam winners in men’s tennis. The number one-ranked Djokovic earned a third consecutive championship at the All England Club and sixth overall.
Djokovic adds that to nine titles at the Australian Open, three at the US Open and two at the French Open to equal his two rivals for the most majors won by a man in tennis history. He has now won 20 grand slams titles and has finished runner-up in 10. His first grand slam title came in 2008, when he beat France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win the Australian Open title. He has won the season ending ATP Tour Finals five times. Djokovic is now the only man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win the first three major tournaments in a season. He can aim for a calendar-year Grand Slam – something last accomplished by a man when Laver did it 52 years ago – at the US Open, which starts on August 30. This was his 30th major final – among men, only Federer has played more, 31 – and the first for Berrettini, a 25-year-old from Italy who was seeded number 7.