Serbia’s Novak Djokovic won his very first Wimbledon title and his third Grand Slam title after two Australian Open wins.
He beat out Rafael Nadal as the Wimbledon champ with 6-4, 6-1,1-6,6-3. BBC reported that it was his 50th win in 51 matches and his fifth over Nadal this year.
According to the Associated Press, Djokovic played perfect tennis in the first two sets, and his incredible movement and precise shot placement gave him a big lead. But his play would go downhill during the third. Luckily, it returned for the fourth and he would become the first Serbian man to win Wimbledon.
According to ESPN, in the fourth set, Djokovic broke Nadal’s serve to go up 2-0 and had a chance to go up 3-0 on his own serve. Nadal broke back and made it 2-1 and evened the set at 3-3. Finally, Djokovic got another key service break to go up 5-3 and won Wimbledon when Nadal’s return went long.
For Nadal, it’s his fifth Wimbledon final in six years, he had taken 2008 and 2010 titles (missing 2009 tournament because of an injury). The Associated Press reported that Nadal injured his left foot in a fourth-round win, but painkilling injections helped him roll through the next two rounds and into the final.