A fan holds a placard in support of Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final match on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London.(AP)
A fan holds a placard in support of Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final match on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London.(AP)

Roger Federer congratulates Novak Djokovic on winning 20th career grand slam

  • The Swiss ace, who was looking for his 21st slam at the Wimbledon lost in the quarter final. On Sunday Federer took to Twitter to congratulate Djokovic.
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2021 11:19 PM IST

Novak Djokovic fulfilled a long standing goal of his, when he beat Italian Matteo Berrettini to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon for the 6th time in his career on Sunday. With this victory Djokovic equalled the record of most grand slam titles won by a male player, which was earlier jointly held by his great rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Now all three players have 20 grand slam titles in their career. As Djokovic said in his post match interaction, both Federer and Nadal pushed the Serbian to improve his game and reach a point where he started winning important matches against these two opponents.

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Djokovic has forever been chasing Federer and Nadal and it was a great achievement for the Serbian to draw level. The Serbian is the youngest of the three players, and is almost six years younger than Federer, which means he might have a great chance to surpass Federer eventually.

The Swiss ace, who was looking for his 21st slam at the Wimbledon lost in the quarter final. On Sunday Federer took to Twitter to congratulate Djokovic.

"Congrats Novak on your 20th major. I'm proud to have the opportunity to play in a special era of tennis champions. Wonderful performance, well done!" Federer wrote.

The year 2021 is turning out to be a hugely successful one for Djokovic, who has now won all three slams this year and is on course to complete a calendar slam if he wins the US Open. This will also put him ahead of his two rivals in the all-time list.

An Olympic gold is also on the agenda for Djokovic, something that Federer doesn't have. Nadal won the Olympic gold medal in 2008, while the next two were won by Britain's Andy Murray.

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