Novak Djokovic Vs Matteo Berrettini Wimbledon 2021 Final Highlights
Novak Djokovic Vs Matteo Berrettini Wimbledon 2021 Final Highlights(REUTERS)

Wimbledon 2021 Highlights: Novak Djokovic beats Matteo Berrettini to win 6th Wimbledon title and 20th Grand Slam title

  • Novak Djokovic Vs Matteo Berrettini Wimbledon 2021 Men’s Singles Final Highlights: Novak Djokovic defeated Matteo Berrettini 6-7,6-4,6-4,6-3 to lift his sixth Wimbledon and a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title.
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2021 10:40 PM IST

Novak Djokovic Vs Matteo Berrettini Wimbledon 2021 Men’s Singles Final Highlights: Novak Djokovic defeated Matteo Berrettini 6-7,6-4,6-4,6-3 to lift his sixth Wimbledon and a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title. After losing the first set in 70 minutes, Djokovic found his rhythm to take the next three set and complete the win.

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  • JUL 11, 2021 10:32 PM IST

    Thank you and Goodnight!

    That's all we have for you today! Thank you so much for joining us! It's one of those days where you just tip your hat to the champion and the legend of Novak Djokovic.

    Hope you enjoyed the coverage. Over to you now, Euro 2020 final. We will bring you all the action from the final that too. So, see you there! Until then, it's goodbye! CIAO!

  • JUL 11, 2021 10:28 PM IST


    Novak Djokovic lifts the trophy and he poses for the photographer. He will now go through the rituals of the All England Club with original trophy.

    He proceeds to the Club with a standing ovation.

  • JUL 11, 2021 10:18 PM IST

    Novak Djokovic receives the winners' torphy

    "He put an Italian hammer. I felt that in Paris too. Winning Wimbledon was the biggest dream and I have said this a lot of times. This is a huge honour. A seven-year-old kid in Serbia building the trophy at home and to winning it. It's incredible. It means none of us will stop. I have to pay a great tribute to Rafa and Roger. They are the legends of our sport. They are the most two important players I have faced in my career. They have helped me realized what I need to do mentally, technically and physically. The last 10 years have been an incredible journey that is not stopping here."

    Thoughts on the calendar GS. "I could definitely envision that happening. I am definitely going to give it a shot. I am in great form, playing well, and playing my best tennis at Grand Slams is my priority. Let's keep going

    To my team and my friends and family. I love you guys and thank you so much for sacrificing your time and everything for me. I really appreciate their patience and devotion to the sport. "

    Who is going to win Euro 2020? "You are putting me in an awkward position here. I am a huge football fan so I am going to enjoy it."

  • JUL 11, 2021 10:14 PM IST

    Matteo Berrettini receives the runners-up trophy.

    "He is writing the history in the sport. Hopefully it won't be my last one here. Really great run. Couldn't ask more. Maybe a little bit more. Congrats to Novak's team. They are doing something unbelievable. My family, my team, my friends and everyone there: It's a long journey and hopefully it's a beginning of a great career. Grazie! Let's keep trying!"

  • JUL 11, 2021 10:10 PM IST

    Presentation ceremony

    The royalty make their way out, speaking to the ball kids on the way

  • JUL 11, 2021 10:08 PM IST

    Celebrations time!

    He eats a piece from grass from the court before making his way to his box to celebrate with his team.

  • JUL 11, 2021 10:06 PM IST



  • JUL 11, 2021 09:58 PM IST


    15-0: A sizzling down-the-line forehand winner

    15-15: Nets his return

    15-30: Djokovic's backhand flies long of the baseline

    30-30: Djokovic nets his return

    ADV-DJO! Comes to the net for a volley winner

    THIS IS IT! He takes last set 6-3 to take the title home

  • JUL 11, 2021 09:55 PM IST


    0-15: A weak backhand slice that allows Matteo to send down a ferocious down-the-line backhand winner.

    15-15: Novak forces Matteo wide on his forehand, who can only slap the ball wide.

    30-15: Berrettini misses the service return

    30-30: Djokovic loses his footing as his wayward backhand return from the baseline drifts wide.

    40-30: A big serve then charges down to hit a whipping forehand crosscourt winner.

    GAME DJOKOVIC! JUST ONE GAME AWAY FROM THE TITLE! Berrettini nets his return

  • JUL 11, 2021 09:49 PM IST


    15-15: Berrettini's return goes long.

    15-30: Djokovic has Matteo trailing after an attacking down-the-line forehand and then approaches the net to win the point with a great volley.

    30-30: Novak unable to keep the service return in.

    30-40: THAT IS LEGENDARY! A nothing, middle-ish ball. Djokovic turns the racket head, wraps his head around the ball from mid-court for a winner. Technically sound

    DJOKOVIC BREAKS! A double fault from Berrettini

  • JUL 11, 2021 09:45 PM IST


    0-30: Djokovic under pressure as Berrettini chases a drop shot with a sumptuous crosscourt backhand pass.

    30-30: A brilliant baseline exchange that then turns into a net battle and THIS HAS TO BE THE POINT OF THE GAME! DJOKOVIC JUST GUIDES THE BALL PAST BERRETTINI ON THE SLIDE AFTER BEING DRAWN FORWARD. WOW!

    40-30: Poor! He fails to take advantage of the short ball with an unforced error!

    GAME! Berrettini loses the game with a return shooting long.

  • JUL 11, 2021 09:39 PM IST


    15-0: Matteo sends down a massive serve to Novak's backhand, who is unable to keep it in

    30-0 Another brilliant serve.

    40-15: After failing to nail his backhand drop on the previous point, he does it properly this time.


  • JUL 11, 2021 09:36 PM IST


    30-0: Berrettini bottles a regulation forehand drive from the baseline by finding the net.

    30-15: NOT THIS TIME! Djokovic approaches but can't hit the ball over the net with his volley.

    GAME! Finishes the game with a massive serve to Matteo's backhand, who is unable to keep it in

  • JUL 11, 2021 09:35 PM IST


    Berrettini holds comfortably.

  • JUL 11, 2021 09:31 PM IST


    15-0: Comes to the net for the 38th time in the match, wins the point from there for the 27th time. Good numbers. There is some booing going on as he serves a double fault.

    30-15: This time, Berrettini hits his service return long.

    30-30: He seems to be a bit distracted here. Misses an easy backhand drop on the move.

    GAME! Djokovic plays out a scrappy hold! Matteo hits his backhand slice long.

  • JUL 11, 2021 09:23 PM IST

    Novak Djokovic Vs Matteo Berrettini: FOURTH SET BEGINS

    Berrettini to serve first!

    A difficult hold to 30 and it's time for new balls.

  • JUL 11, 2021 09:18 PM IST


    15-0: Unforced error from Berrettini.

    30-0: A second one and once again, off his preferred forehand. Swats his return into the net.

    30-15: Djokovic is off-balance on the return and he scoops the ball into the net.

    40-15: Matteo returns the ball into the net.

    40-30: A regulation forehands drive that flies long


  • JUL 11, 2021 09:17 PM IST

    Novak Djokovic Vs Matteo Berrettini

    Novak Djokovic serving for the set.

  • JUL 11, 2021 09:13 PM IST


    15-0: Berrettini makes the most of a loose return from Novak as he approaches the net and plays a backhand slice for the winner.

    15-15: THis time, he looks to outsmart Novak with a forehands slice but he ends up netting it.

    30-15: GREAT POINT! Djokovic with a weak tap over the net, forces Berrettini to track back and the Italian hits a sizzling, forehand crosscourt passing winner.

    GAME! A good hold from Matteo. Djokovic will serve for the set. He forces Novak deep on the backhand return at the net before approaching the net for a simple stop-volley to close out the game.

  • JUL 11, 2021 09:09 PM IST

    Wimbledon 2021 Final LIVE: THIRD SET: DJOKOVIC 5-3 BERRETTINI

    0-15: His backhand down-the-line drive finds the net!

    15-15: A forehand, crosscourt winner. That's just how good he is. Pulls the trigger when least expected during a rally.

    30-15: Berrettini nets his return.

    40-15: Does it again, but off the backhand this time.

    40-30: Djokovic's crouches while hitting that down-the-line backhand return but hits it wide.

    GAME! Doesn't matter as Berrettnini nets his return in the enxt point.

  • JUL 11, 2021 09:07 PM IST


    40-0 WOW! A 106 MPH forehand down-the-line winner.

    GAME! WHAT A FINISH! Finishes the game with a down-the-line winner. Both Tom Cruise and Novak approve.

  • JUL 11, 2021 09:00 PM IST


    0-15: Another unusual shot selection from Novak as he looks to tap the ball crosscourt off his forehand but ends up hitting wide of the tram line.

    15-15: Matteo returns Novak's serve into the net.

    15-30: This time, Berrettini approaches with a spin-heavy forehand. Novak stays put at the baseline and goes across the court with his backhand but the ball flies long.

    15-40: TWO BPs for Matteo! The crowd is cheering "Matteo! Matteo!" Novak hit his return wide.

    30-40: He saves wide as Berrettini's forehand pass drifts wide.

    40-40: SAVES BOTH AND HE LETS THE CROWD THAT HE IS THERE TOO! Matteo nets his backhand return. He engages with the crowd, signalling with his racket to cheer on

    ADV-NOV: Matteo's service return is wide.

    ACE! FINISHES IT WITH AN ACE! HE GIVES A LOOK TO THE CROWD! HE LOVES IT HERE. There's a smile at the end. I'm smiling too!

  • JUL 11, 2021 08:55 PM IST


    15-0: Matteo starts with an ace

    30-0: Novak drags his return wide

    40-0: Serve and volley from Berrettini

    40-15: WOW! That is a perfect down-the-line backhand winner. It just looked soooo good!

    GAME! Completes the hold with an ace

  • JUL 11, 2021 08:51 PM IST

    Wimbledon 2021 Final LIVE: THIRD SET: DJOKOVIC 3-1 BERRETTINI

    0-15: Novak returns a backhand slice from Berrettini into the net off his forehand.

    40-30: An awkward bounce near the baseline of Djokovic, who is caught off guard and forced to net his return.

    40-40: CRACKING WINNER! An 89 mph down-the-line winner with top spiin from Berrettini. Novak attacked the net but had to watch the ball whiz past him.

    ADV-NOV: He is moving forward really well. Knocks off the volley.

    GAME! The serve is fierce to Matteo's backhand and the Italian returns wide.

  • JUL 11, 2021 08:45 PM IST


    0-15: Matteo begins with a double fault.

    0-30: Early chance as Matteo swats his forehands down-the-line wide.

    15-30: Just long! He looks to pull the trigger with the backhand down-the-line but just hits it long.

    30-30: SMASH! He attacks the net after opening up the court and finishes the point with an overhead smash.

    30-40: HOW DID HE MISS THAT? Djokovic slide with a beautiful backhand crosscourt return. Berrettini approaches the net and fails to tap the half-volley over the net. WHAT SENSATIONAL ATHLETICISM!

    DJOKOVIC BREAK! He points to his brain and looks at his box as he walks back! Smart! Responds to a series of backhand slices from Matteo with a backhand topspin shot and eventually, the Italian nets one.

  • JUL 11, 2021 08:44 PM IST


    40-0: A gruelling baseline exchange and eventually, Matteo overhit his forehand return

    GAME! New balls time as Matteo's inside-out forehand falls wide

  • JUL 11, 2021 08:41 PM IST


    30-0: A fierce ace

    40-0: A thumping down-the-line forehand winner. No chance there for Novak.


  • JUL 11, 2021 08:39 PM IST

    Wimbledon 2021 Final LIVE: THIRD SET BEGINS

    Berrettini gets us underway in set 3.

    A reminder of the scoreline: Djokovic level with Berrettini 6-7,6-4

  • JUL 11, 2021 08:38 PM IST

    Novak takes bathroom break

    Right, we are back after Novak's extended bathroom break.

  • JUL 11, 2021 08:34 PM IST

    Wimbledon 2021 Final LIVE: DJOKOVIC TAKES SECOND SET 6-4

    15-0: Easy, big serve, weak return, easy winner into open court.

    30-0: ACE DOWN THE T!

    40-0: Matteo shoots his service return long

    THERE'S THE SET! HE WINS IT 6-4 as Berrettini hits the return wide.

  • JUL 11, 2021 08:28 PM IST


    0-30: Stunning court coverage! He takes the first point with a backhand winner followed by Berrettini netting his return.

    0-40: DJOKOVIC ON SET POINT! A great exchange of the slice, six on the trot, and eventually, Novak comes out on top.

    15-40: One saved as Novak shoots his forehands service return long.

    30-40: What's happening here? He almost takes out Berrettini with his backhand return from the net. UNUSUAL!

    40-40 DEUCE!!! What a bailout this could be! Djokovic's forehand inside-out falls wide

    ADV-BER! An Ace


  • JUL 11, 2021 08:23 PM IST


    0-15: WOW! THUMPING FOREHAND GOING INSIDE OUT! You guessed it right. It was Berrettini

    15-30: A regulation forehand return from Novak is hit into the net.

    15-40: ARE WE GOING DOWN THAT ROAD AGAIN?! A Berrettini pass makes Novak slip on the half volley and allowing Berrettini to play an easy pass for the winner.

    30-40: He's saved on BP there. Got away with a very dicey backhand drop from way behind the baseline. Berrettini, on the charge, is unable to return it over the net.

    BERRETTINI BREAKS!! Another drop from Novak and this time, the Italian plays the pass right.

  • JUL 11, 2021 08:19 PM IST


    30-0 as Novak misses both his service returns.

    40-0: Novak looks to go around the net on his forehand but ends up hitting it wide.

    GAME TO BERRETTINI AND HE LIKES THAT! A series of lobs and drops eventually ends with Novak flicking the ball back into the net. It was Novak who plays the first drop and draws Berrettini forward. He then lobs the Italian, who plays a tweener. Novak volleys it and then Matteo lobs him. At last, Novak, tracking backwards, fails to hit the ball over the net with his flick.

  • JUL 11, 2021 08:17 PM IST


    30-0: Another serve-volley, draws Berrettini forward and then stands tall to return his pass with a volley.

    40-0: Brilliant serve!

    40-15: Good return from Matteo. Take advantage of the second serve with a return deep to Novak's backhand, who then overhits his return.

    40-30: A loose service return from Matteo and Novak zips down to the net and looks to outsmart Matteo with a drop. But he ends up netting it.

    GAME TO NOVAK as Berrettini overhits his return.

  • JUL 11, 2021 08:13 PM IST


    0-15: OH WOW! THAT IS CLASS. A forehand down-the-line winner. That was ferocious!

    15-30: Berrettini comes down to the net after forcing a loose return from Noak. Finishes the point with a simple overhead tap.

    30-30: This time, Berrettini is unable to return it back


  • JUL 11, 2021 08:10 PM IST


    15-0: A low, backhand return from Matteo finds the net.

    30-0: Djokovic forces Matteo deep into his backhand side. The Italian hits a flat return that Novak volleys for a winner.

    40-0: Matteo's service return is long.

    GAME! WHAT A HOLD TO LOVE! A forehand winner

  • JUL 11, 2021 08:08 PM IST

    Wimbledon 2021 Final LIVE: Talk about a comeback

    Looks like Novak has finally taken the crowd support and his poor finish to the second set personally.

  • JUL 11, 2021 08:04 PM IST


    30-30: as Novak hits his return wide.

    30-40: Another chance to break. This time, Berrettini hits his forehand into the net. What a comeback.

    40-40: GREAT SAVE! A long, exhausting baseline exchange. Eventually, Mattero manages to wrap his hands around the ball for a deep crosscourt forehand from the centre. Novak, in response, returns it wide.

    ADV-NOV! Another chance. Berrettini nets his return!

    DEUCE! SENSATIONAL DROP! Berrettini looks to serve and volley. Novak still plays a gorgeous return. However, Matteo is up to it as he plays a sumptuous drop and even Novak applauds the effort.

    ADV-NOV! Italian nets his return.

    GAME AND SECOND BREAK TO NOVAK AS Berrettini nets his forehand down-the-line return

  • JUL 11, 2021 08:01 PM IST


    WHAT A HOLD! THAT'S THE REAL DJOKOVIC FINALLY BEGIN TO TURN UP NOW! He holds to 15 to consolidate his break.

  • JUL 11, 2021 07:56 PM IST


    40-30: Novak plays a feather-like backhand drop shot to win the point.

    40-40: His forehand is a lot better, Novak's. Berrettini is forced to hit his forehand long of the baseline.

    ADV-DJO! Sloppy! He looks to attack on the run but ends up smashing his down-the-line backhand into the net,


  • JUL 11, 2021 07:55 PM IST

    Wimbledon 2021 Final LIVE: SECOND SET BEGINS

    Berrettini to serve first in the set

  • JUL 11, 2021 07:53 PM IST


    WOW! What a comeback. From 3-5 down to winning the tie-breaker and winning the set 7-6 after 70 minutes

  • JUL 11, 2021 07:43 PM IST


    Read score: Djokovic-Berrettini

    0-1: Novak nets his backhand return

    0-2: 10th unforced error in the match from Novak

    0-3: Strange! A big serve to Novak's forehand and the Serbian returns his serve wide.

    1-3: Just finds the left sideline with his crosscourt forehand from Novak and Berrettini, on the stretch, finds the net.

    2-3: A big serve down the T gets the better of Matteo

    3-3: Just like that, 3-0 becomes 3-3. Berrettini looks to drill down a down-the-line forehand on the jump but smashes it into the net.

    3-4: Berrettini's massive serve down the T forces Novak to return it loose. Matteo then puts the point to bed with a forehand crosscourt winner.

    3-5: WOW! Sensational stuff! He dictates this rally and pulls the trigger by charging forward and playing an inside-out forehand winner.

    4-5: GUSTY BUT OUT! He looks to repeat the previous point but this time, he just overhits his forehand.

    4-6: SET POINT! As Berrettini manages to outsmart Djokovic with the drop and pass.


  • JUL 11, 2021 07:39 PM IST

    Djokovic 6-6 Berrettini

    15-0: A typical Berrettini point. Big sere, forcing Novak wide on the backhand with his huge forehand. Then latching onto the high return with an overhead smash for the winner.

    15-15: Just wide! Djokovic is deep on his left and as soon as he returns it, he looks to go back to the centre. Berrettini looks to catch him off guard by going down the line but hits it wide.

    15-30: Another return that drifts wide.


    40-30: A long, backhand slice exchange from the baseline and Matteo comes out on top.

    DEUCE! Novak dictates the rally! He makes Mattero dart left and right before forcing him to return his backhand in the net.

    ADV-BER! OHHH, JUST IN! A great serve that opens up the court. He charges the net with his forehand down-the -line which just kisses the line.


  • JUL 11, 2021 07:35 PM IST

    Djokovic 6-5 Berrettini

    15-0: A net exchange that ends with Novak's backhand volley pass

    30-0: A big serve.

    40-0: Berrettini nets his return

    A LOVE TO HOLD! Typical response. Once again, Berrettini will serve to stay in the set.

  • JUL 11, 2021 07:33 PM IST

    Wimbledon 2021 Final LIVE: Djokovic 5-5 Berrettini

    30-0: He is two points away from drawing level. Novak's forehand crosscourt into the net.

    40-0: Another body blow, bodyline serve, latches onto the loose return with an easy forehand down-the-line winner from mid-court.

    40-15: Djokovic's return is deep to Matteo's backhand and the Italian fails to return the ball over the net.

    GAMMEEE!! MATTEO HOLDS AND WE ARE BACK LEVEL! Djokovic's return flies long.

  • JUL 11, 2021 07:25 PM IST

    Djokovic 5-4 Berrettini- ITALIAN BREAKS BACK

    0-15: Berrettini with a forehand down-the-line winner.

    15-15: Poor shot selection as he fails to keep his return in bounds.

    30-15: This time, a baseline exchange and Matteo's forehand flies long.

    30-30: What a point and what a challenge. Once again, he goes for his massive forehand. The ball is called out. He reviews it and wins it as the ball had landed on the line.

    30-40: AHA! Is there a twist. Djokovic's forehand crosscourt goes wide. Can Matteo break?

    DEUCE! He saves it, does Novak with a pin-point down-the-line forehand.

    ADV-BER! Another chance to break as Novak nets his return. Novak hasn't found his range either.


  • JUL 11, 2021 07:14 PM IST

    Djokovic 5-3 Berrettini

    0-15: WHAT A MISS! An easy overhead smash to finish the point. It could have happened but it didn't. He nets it. Just not dialed in yet.

    15-15: Novak's backhand slice ends in the net.

    15-30: A dropshot is loose from Berrettini, Novak plays a good return and forces Matteo to stretch. He ends up netting his return.

    30-30: Second ace, this time down the T.

    40-30: A big serve down the T, to Novak's backhand and the Serbian is unable to return it.

    DEUCE! This is not going well for Matteo at all. A regulation down-the-line forehand is rammed into the net from the baseline.

    ADV-BER: Another big serve from the Italian to win the point.

    DEUCE! That is disastrous! A massive serve to Novak's backhand, he still returns it. Berrettini charges, has the entire court to himself and still shoots the forehand long.

    ADV-NOV: Berrettini misses his retunr

    DEUCE! Novak drags his service reutn wide.

    ADV-BER! Another bodyline serve and Novak can only return it wide.

    DEUCE! Berrettini's mum watches on in the stands as her son drags anotehr backhand crosscourt slice wide.

    ADV-BER! But it's DEUCE again as Berrettini overhits his forehand drive.

    ADV-BER! Novak misses the spot.

    DEUCE! Oh, boy! This is difficult to watch. The shot that has gotten him wins is just not working out today. Another botched inside out forehand. Into the net this time.

    ADV-BER! A big serve that Novak is unable to return

    DEUCE! Oh, boy! Approaching 10 minutes now. He nets his return off the forehand from the baseline.

    ADV-BER! Much better. He attack with his forehand and forces Novak to return it high and loose. Berrettini sends down a fierce smash that Novak can't keep in.

    DEUCE! Oh, you have to be kidding me! Rams his backhand into the net.

    ADV-BER! Can he close out the game now? Novak nets the service return.

    GAME!!! FINALLLYY AND THE CROWD ERUPTS. Nearly 14 minutes later, Berrettini finds a smash on game point that Novak fails to return.

  • JUL 11, 2021 07:09 PM IST

    Djokovic 5-2 Berrettini

    30-0: A big serve to Berrettini's backhand and on the slide, Matteo nets his return.

    40-0: Oozing with confidence. A big serve and then a volley to win the point.

    40-15: It's all happening there. Matteo's return clips the net top and drops over. Novak charges forward to return it but can only hit it wide.

    GAME! 28 minutes played and Djokovic is one game away from the first set

  • JUL 11, 2021 07:06 PM IST

    Djokovic 4-2 Berrettini

    15-0: Starts with an ace down the T!

    30-15: Good big serve from Matteo forces Novak to take evasive action and he still manages to return the ball. Matteo charges and finishes the point.

    40-30: After Novak plays a botched-up return, Berrettini is drawn forward from a Novak drop shot and his backhand crosscourt slice shoots long of the baseline.

    GAME! Good for him. Novak returns it long.

  • JUL 11, 2021 07:02 PM IST

    Djokovic 4-1 Berrettini

    15-0: Berrettini nets service return

    30-0: WHAT WAS THAT?! A loose forehand dropm draws Novak forward and then Berrettini misses an easy pass by hitting it wide.

    GAME DJOKOVIC! He's in now. Matteo nets his return.

  • JUL 11, 2021 06:56 PM IST

    Wimbledon 2021 Final LIVE: Djokovic 3-1 Berrettini

    15-0: Big serve to Djokovic's forehand, who is unable to out the ball back into play.

    15-15: A backhand slice from the baseline ends in the net. He usually has a good backhand slice.

    15-30: Forces Novak wide on the backhand and then has a chance to hit a down-the-line forehand winner. Instead, the ball ends up in the net.

    30-30: A big serve that is too good for Novak to return

    30-40: BP opportunity for Novak. Baseline exchange, a big one, Novak attacks and forces Matteo to lob. But it shoots wide.

    DEUCE! A big serve to Novak's backhand and he draws level

    ADV-NOV! Drills a crosscourt forehand winner from the centre.

    BREAKS! Novak breaks as Matteo's forehand crosscourt return shoots wide.

  • JUL 11, 2021 06:52 PM IST

    Djokovic 2-1 Berrettini- Nervous but good hold

    0-15: Botched up drop shot finds the net

    0-30: Another double fault

    15-30: Oh, what a chance. Berrettini draws a loose return from a great passing attempt. He charges forward and should have put it past Novak, but instead, he ends up netting it.

    40-30: First ace

    Game! A big serve down the T and Matteo can't return it.

    Berrettini could have gone up 40-0, instead, he loses the game. Against Novak in a big final, you have to take your chances or else he punishes you.

  • JUL 11, 2021 06:48 PM IST

    Djokovic 1-1 Berrettini

    15-0: BIG WAVE OF SUPPORT FOR BERRETTINI! A massive serve down the T. An outstretching Novak hits the return long. The cheer from the crowd says it all.

    30-0: The crowd is long again as Novak's crosscourt forehand from the baseline rams into the net.

    30-15: That's what Novak does. Returns it close to the feet of his opponent and more often than, they end up driving it long, just like Matteo here.

    30-30: LUCKY! Djokovic's return clips the top of the net and just rolls over.

    40-30: LOVELY! Matteo opens up the court with his inside-out forehand and then finishes the point of with an overhead. Classic Berrettini point. Big serve, big forehand and the finish.

    GAME! Novak returns it long

  • JUL 11, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    Wimbledon 2021 Final LIVE: Djokovic 1-0 Berrettini

    0-15: Djokovic starts with a double fault. Well, the nerves can get the best of anyone. Even the World No.1

    15-15: Berrettini returns the second in the net

    15-30: Oooh, nerves, I tell you! A good first serve and Novak attacks but drags his cross-court forehand wide. Regulation that.

    30-30: So far, both players showing signs of nerves as Berrettini hits his backhand return into the net.

    30-40: Breakpoint opportunity! Another double fault from Novak. Shaky!

    DEUCE! Matteo returns his service return wide of the tram line.

    ADV-DJO: A good first serve and Novak attacks the net. His overhead is returned wide by the Italian

    DEUCE! A first real rally and Novak slams his forehand into the net

    ADV-DJO: A soft second serve and Matteo fails to take advantage as he nets his return.

    GAME! At last, after 5 minutes, he holds as Matteo nets his return.

  • JUL 11, 2021 06:38 PM IST

    Djokovic vs Berrettini- 1st set begins


    Marija Cicak is the chair umpire. Tom Cruise also in the house

  • JUL 11, 2021 06:34 PM IST


    Time for the toss. Chair umpire explains the usual. Matteo calls heads and he wins. Djokovic will serve first. Now they pose for the photos.

  • JUL 11, 2021 06:31 PM IST


    As is the ritual, the higher seeded player comes out second. What must be going through Berrettini's mind. This is going to be intense.

  • JUL 11, 2021 06:30 PM IST

    Here is Djokovic

    Djokovic makes his way up and here come the players

  • JUL 11, 2021 06:29 PM IST

    Wimbledon 2021 Final Live Score:

    Alright. We see Matteo Berrettini waiting to make his way out.

    Yet to get visuals on Djokovic

  • JUL 11, 2021 06:27 PM IST

    Anytime now

    The crowd is set. They are all seated. Ball kids are in place. Chair umpire in place.

    Just awaiting the arrival of the players.

  • JUL 11, 2021 06:26 PM IST

    Mega Sunday continues

    First, we had the Copa America final

    Then, we had the Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor fight

    Now, it's time for the Wimbledon finals

    Later on, a few streets from the All England Club, we will have the Euro 2020 final between Italy and England.

  • JUL 11, 2021 06:24 PM IST

    Less than 5 minutes away from the encounter

    Are you ready?

  • JUL 11, 2021 06:18 PM IST

    Djokovic Grand Slam record

    Australian Open: 7 (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021), French Open: 1 (2016, 2021), Wimbledon: 5 (2011, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019), US Open: 3 (2011, 2015, 2018)

  • JUL 11, 2021 06:14 PM IST

    Wimbledon 2021 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS- Matteo Berrettini

    Aces: 101

    Break Points won: 28

    First-serve receiving points won-118

    First-serve points won: 82%

    Second-serve points won: 61%

  • JUL 11, 2021 06:11 PM IST

    Wimbledon 2021 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS- Novak Djokovic

    Aces: 63

    Break Points won: 26

    First-serve receiving points won- 111

    First-serve points won: 85%

    Second-serve points won: 57%

  • JUL 11, 2021 06:08 PM IST

    Berrettini's Road to the final

    ->First Round: beat Guido Pella 6-4, 3-6,6-4,6-0

    ->Second Round: beat Botic van de Zandschulp 6-3,6-4,7-6

    ->Third Round: beat Aljaz Bedene 6-4,6-4,6-4

    ->Fourth Round: beat Ilya Ivashka 6-4,6-3,6-1

    ->Quarterfinals: beat Felix-Auger Aliassime 6-3,5-7,7-5,6-3

    ->Semifinals: beat Hubert Hurkacz 6-3,6-0,6-7,6-4

  • JUL 11, 2021 06:06 PM IST

    Djokovic's Road to the final

    ->First Round: beat Jack Draper 4-6,6-1,6-2,6-2

    ->Second Round: beat Kevin Andeson 6-3,6-3,6-3

    ->Third Round: beat Denis Kudla 6-4, 6-3, 7-6

    ->Fourth Round: beat Cristian Garin 6-4,6-2,6-4

    ->Quarterfinals: beat Marton Fucsovics 6-3,6-4,6-4

    ->Semifinals: beat Denis Shapovalov 7-6, 7-5, 7-5

  • JUL 11, 2021 06:06 PM IST

    Djokovic vs Berrettini head-to-head record


    Serbian great Novak Djokovic currently leads their head-to-head record with two wins. Incidentally, the two players have met each other on the Tour only twice and this third meeting, is going to be their biggest yet.

    Last two meetings (year/result/tournament)

    2021 Djokovic def. Berrettini 6-3,6-2,5-7,7-5 6-1 7-5 in the Quarterfinals of the French Open

    2019 Djokovic def. Berrettini 6-2,6-1 in the group stage of the 2019 ATP Finals.

  • JUL 11, 2021 05:59 PM IST

    The final piece of the puzzle

    6) Longest final but ever-lasting pain for some (5-1)

    Fours and 57 minutes was the duration of the 2019 Wimbledon final, the longest in the history of the tournament. Roger Federer has a couple of match points and yet, Djokovic rose to his fifth title with a 7-6,1-6,7-6,4-6,13-12 triumph. Federer was denied a 21st, while Djokovic coasted to his 16th. Since then, Federer has not managed to reach a Slam final.

  • JUL 11, 2021 05:55 PM IST

    Wondering what happened next?

    4) 2015- Two in a row (3-1)

    2015 final mirrored that of 2014, with the Serbian once again getting the better of Federer to bag his third Wimbledon title. In a match that lasted close to three hours, top-seed Djokovic won 7-6,6-7,6-4,6-3. This was their third meeting in a Grand Slam final at the time and the victory helped Djokovic level their head-to-head battle at 20 wins apiece.

    5) 2018- Anderson no match for Djokovic (4-1)

    South African Kevin Anderson had played a mammoth semifinal against John Isner two days before the final. He eventually won 7-6,6-7,6-7,6-4,26-24 in a mind-boggling encounter that lasted for more than six-and-a-half hours. As expected, that last-4 battle took everything out Anderson, hence clearing the road for Djokovic to lift his fourth title at the All England Club. The Serb won 6-2,6-2,7-6

  • JUL 11, 2021 05:52 PM IST

    Nole at Wimbledon finals results continued

    2) 2013- Not way past the local legend (1-1)

    During his second Wimbledon title clash in 2013, Djokovic went down to Great Britain's Andy Murray. After three hours and nine minutes, Murray won 6-4,7-5,6-4 and it was a significant part of their rivalry as it was their fourth meeting at the time.

    3) 2014- Comeback in grand fashion (2-1)

    As it turns out, that was the only defeat Djokovic faced in Wimbledon finals as he bounced back from a straight-set thrashing to beat Federer in a five-set thriller. After three hours and 56 minutes, he downed the Swiss Maestro 6-7,6-4,7-6,5-7,6-4

  • JUL 11, 2021 05:49 PM IST

    Novak Djokovic Vs Matteo Berrettini Live Score: Nole in finals here

    2011- First Wimbledon final, the first title (1-0)

    The Serbian beat the then-defending champion Rafael Nadal 6–4, 6–1, 1–6, 6–3 in the final to lift his maiden Wimbledon title. That was also his third Grand Slam title, having won the 2008 and 2011 Australian Open.

  • JUL 11, 2021 05:47 PM IST

    Djokovic record at Wimbledon finals

    Djokovic is appearing in his seventh Wimbledon final.

    He currently enjoys a 5-1 win-loss record.

  • JUL 11, 2021 05:41 PM IST

    Current Grand Slam titles tally

    We might have a massive change in the tally should Djokovic win today.

    Current leaderboard.

    Roger Federer - 20 titles

    Rafael Nadal- 20 titles

    Novak Djokovic- 19 titles

    Pete Sampras- 14 titles

  • JUL 11, 2021 05:35 PM IST

    Novak Djokovic Vs Matteo Berrettini Live Score: What's at stake?

    For Novak Djokovic, it's all about joining Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on the podium of the all-time Grand Slam titles list. They are at 20. He's at 19!

  • JUL 11, 2021 05:29 PM IST


    Right, then! It's all come down to this final game of Wimbledon. So far, we have seen some mouth-watering encounters and some major upsets along the way. This is the day they all fight for and in the singles category, only two players can reach here. This year, it's Djokovic vs Berrettini

  • JUL 11, 2021 05:19 PM IST

    Novak Djokovic Vs Matteo Berrettini Wimbledon 2021 Final Live Score

    Hello and Welcome! The big day of Wimbledon 2021 is here and it is going to be an absolute cracker. History is on the line for both players; while Novak Djokovic is eying a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title, Matteo Berrettini is vying for his first-ever. He will also become the first Italian to win Wimbledon. Who is it going to be? Strap yourselves in, folks, and let's find out.

 Greece's Maria Sakkari in action(REUTERS)
 Greece's Maria Sakkari in action(REUTERS)

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Stefanos Tsitsipas sizzles as Team Europe close in on Laver Cup triumph(AP)

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Sharmada Balu on the right. 

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Representational image.(AP)

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A file photo of Ramkumar Ramanathan in action.(HT Photo)

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