“Proud”: Roger Federer and Tennis World Hail Novak Djokovic For 20th Grand Slam Victory at Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 07/11/2021, 1:07 PM EDT
Roger Federer of Switzerland shakes hands with Novak Djokovic of Serbia after Novak Djokovic winning his Men’s Singles final during Day thirteen of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. (Photo by Andy Cheung/Getty Images)


World No.1 Novak Djokovic emerged as the winner of the Wimbledon Championships 2021. He has now equalized Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam tally as he won his 20th major in London. Interestingly, this is his sixth Wimbledon Championships title in his career.

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Facing Matteo Berrettini in the finals, Novak Djokovic made a wonderful comeback after losing the first set. Even though he lost the first set in a close tie-breaker, he never gave any chance to the Italian player to bounce back after that. The final scoreline of the match was 6(4)-7(7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.

Twitter explodes as Novak Djokovic makes history at the Wimbledon Championships 2021

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Many tennis legends congratulated Djokovic after he won his 20th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon 2021. The really special message came from Roger Federer who has also won 20 Grand Slams in his career.

“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!” tweeted the Swiss Maestro.

The 2019 Wimbledon champion, Simona Halep, tweeted that it is truly a remarkable feat for the Serbian legend.

11-time Grand Slam champion, Rod Laver, hailed Nole and tweeted that this an amazing achievement for Nole.

“Congratulations Novak. Amazing achievement, you are on your way to a Grand Slam. Matteo, you played a fantastic tournament and I have no doubt your time will come,” wrote Laver on Twitter.

The CEO of Tennis Australia also extended his warm wishes to Nole after his terrific performance in London. He mentioned that the Serbian is chasing and making history every week.

“Djokovic is one of the toughest if not the toughest athlete I’ve ever seen,” tweeted Jessica Pegula after witnessing something historic on the Centre Court today.

Djoker’s wife Jelena Djokovic also seemed really proud of her husband and tweeted a special message for him.

Indian professional tennis player, Rohan Bopanna, tweeted that he is proud to witness three legends in the sport dominating at almost the same time.

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It is surely a big moment for Djokovic and the entire sports fraternity is applauding him for his special accomplishment. The next stop for him is definitely the US Open 2021. Will he be able to end the year as the World No.1 player?

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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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