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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 52-51, 34-27, 28-28, 31-25 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    29 % Djokovic – 36 of 122
    31 % Berrettini – 48 of 154

    Historical final because Djokovic [1] has done something what seemed rather improbable at the end of 2010, equalling a record of major titles of his two biggest rivals – Federer had won 16 major titles then, Nadal 9, Djokovic – one year younger than Nadal – had only won 1 major. The year 2011 rewrote the history, and the Serb winning 3 major titles that year, began to chase two players who 10 years ago were called “the greatest in history”… prematurely. He has finally tied them, and everything indicates that he’ll overcome…
    The final against Berrettini [9], Djokovic began nervously, actually both finalists were playing a miserable tennis in the opening three games. The Serb avoided being a break down, he broke at 2:1 and was on his way to win the opener easily as he had a set point at 5:2* – the Italian saved it with a service winner to hold after 8 deuces. In the following game he broke back outsmarting Djokovic in a little game on the service boxes – something not many players are capable of, especially at important moments. Berrettini fired an ace to take the opener, but it cost him a lot mentally – in the 2nd set, despite the powerful serve he trailed *0:4 (30-all) before regaining composure. In the 3rd set decided a break at 1-all. In the 4th set Berrettini led 3:2* – Djokovic took the final four games and celebrated his triumph much more emotionally than a month before in Paris when he needed to dig deeper to outlast Tsitsipas in five sets. “It was more than a battle,” said Djokovic. “Winning Wimbledon was always the biggest dream of mine as a child. I know how special this is and I don’t want to take this for granted. I was a seven year old boy in Serbia, constructing a Wimbledon tennis trophy with improvised materials in my bedroom and now I am standing here with six titles. It’s incredible.”

    Djokovic’s route to his 20th, record-tying Slam (sixth in London):
    1 Jack Draper 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2
    2 Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
    3 Denis Kudla 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(7)
    4 Cristian Garin 6-2, 6-4, 6-2
    Q Marton Fucsovics 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
    S Denis Shapovalov 7-6(3), 7-5, 7-5
    W Matteo Berrettini 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3

    Serve & volley: Djokovic 5/7, Berrettini 1/2
    Dropshots: Djokovic 3/11, Berrettini 5/11

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