Novak Djokovic Sends Stern Warning to Rivals For Calendar Slam After Wimbledon Championships 2021 Victory

Published 07/11/2021, 2:15 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning his final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini REUTERS/Toby Melville


World No.1 Novak Djokovic defeated World No.9 Matteo Berrettini to clinch the Wimbledon Championships 2021 title. This is his 20th Grand Slam title and with this, he has now equalized Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam tally.

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Even though Novak Djokovic lost the first set in a close tie-breaker, he never looked uncomfortable during the match. He made an incredible comeback against Matteo Berrettini and defeated him in four sets. The final scoreline of the match was 6(4)-7(7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.

After winning the Wimbledon Championships 2021, Djokovic has already won three Grand Slams in the year. He can now complete the Calendar Grand Slam this year if he manages to win the US Open 2021. In the post-match interview, Djoker mentioned that he surely has the chance of winning the Calendar Slam later this year.

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning his final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini REUTERS/Toby Melville

“I could definitely envision that happening,” said Djokovic in the interview.

With the way he is playing, nothing seems impossible for Nole. Therefore, there is a high probability that fans might watch him lift the US Open 2021 title as well.

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“I’ll definitely give it a shot”- Novak Djokovic on completing the Grand Slam this year

It was the sixth time when Djokovic has played at least three Grand Slam finals in a single year. It is a record in itself as he surpassed Roger Federer in this incredible feat. He can surpass him and Rafael Nadal in yet another record if he completes the Calendar Grand Slam this year- which none of them have ever achieved in their professional careers so far.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini Pool via REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

“I’ll definitely give it a shot,” added the 20-time Grand Slam champion.

Novak Djokovic is surely on the verge of becoming the greatest tennis player of all time. Even though some fans have started calling him that already, he can accomplish many more things even now. It’ll be intriguing to see if he succeeds at the US Open 2021 or not. Will he be able to end his career with the most number of Grand Slam titles?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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