Novak Djokovic is unstoppable on the grass court at Wimbledon.
The men’s No. 1 seed defeated Nick Kyrgios in four sets on Sunday to win his fourth consecutive Wimbledon title and seventh title overall.
“Every time it gets more and more meaningful and special,” Djokovic told the audience after the match. “I am so blessed and so grateful to be standing here with the trophy.”
The 35-year-old Djokovic, who won his 21st Grand Slam singles title, is now one behind Rafael Nadal in the history of men’s tennis. The potential clash between the two did not forced to withdraw from the semi-final match against Kyrgios
while playing in his 32nd major finalDjokovic dropped the first set for the Australian but rallied to win his 28th consecutive match at the All England Club, 4–6, 6–3, 6– 4, 7–6(3).
Kyrgios was playing his first Grand Slam final.
“It has always been and will always be the most special tournament in my heart,” Djokovic said.
The Serbian star won his first Wimbledon crown in 2011 and hasn’t lost there since the quarter-finals of 2017, when he was forced to retire from his match against Tomas Berdych due to an elbow injury.
Djokovic beat South Africa’s Kevin Anderson for the 2018 title, overcame Roger Federer in an epic match for the 2019 crown and knocked out Italian Matteo Berrettini in last year’s final.
No tournament was held in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
With eight, only Federer has won more Wimbledon men’s singles titles. Djokovic’s win also broke the tie with Federer, who has won 20 Grand Slams in his career.