Novak Djokovic is making Wimbledon his summer home.
Djokovic won his sixth title at the All England Club and third in a row with a 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Matteo Berrettini on Sunday.
“I have to pay a great tribute to Rafa and Roger,” Djokovic said during the on-court, post-match interview. “They are legends of our sport and they are the two most important players that I’ve ever faced in my career. They are I think the reason that I am where I am today. They have helped me realize what I need to do in order to improve get stronger mentally, physically, tactically.”
With wins at the Australian Open and French Open earlier this year, Djokovic is now three-quarters of the way to the first single-year Grand Slam sweep since Rod Laver in 1969.
“I could definitely envision that happening,” Djokovic said. “I’m going to definitely give it a shot. I’m in a great form and obviously playing well. Playing my best tennis at Grand Slams is the highest priority that I have right now at this stage of my career. So, let’s keep it going.”
But first Djokovic had to take care of business Sunday.
He got off to a quick start, jumping out to a 5-2 lead in the first set before Berrettini, playing in his first major final, stormed back to take a one-set lead.
Djokovic broke for a 4-3 lead in the fourth set when Berrettini double-faulted and earned another break in the final game.
“The last 10 years have been an incredible journey that is not stopping here.”