“Nole Is a Better Player”: Coin Tosser Picked Novak Djokovic To Win Title Prior to Wimbledon Championships Final

Published 07/12/2021, 4:00 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic with Italy’s Matteo Berrettini before thier final match REUTERS/Paul Childs


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been the most dominant sports person this season. At the moment, the Serbian ace is in a league of his own. Having won the first three Grand Slam events of the season, it is natural to consider him the favorite to win the US Open.

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Prior to the Wimbledon Championships final, the coin tosser was briefly interviewed. The young boy, Sean Seresinhe, picked World No. 1 Novak Djokovic to lift the title. He did consider Matteo Berrettini a good player and was excited about the prospect of witnessing an Italian win this event but ultimately, went with Nole for the win.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during his final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini REUTERS/Toby Melville

While asked who would win the match, the youngster swiftly stated, “Djokovic, instantly Djokovic. Number one, if he wins it’ll be 20 Grand Slams which is crazy in Wimbledon. I mean Berrettini is a very good player and he’ll be the first Italian to win it, that would be cool but Nole is a better player.”

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Novak Djokovic too strong in critical moments

Berrettini won the first set and was looking good as the set concluded. Soon after, the Serbian star raised his levels and at times was too strong for the first-time finalist. However, the Italian rising star did put up a fight but the experience and sheer composure of Djokovic saw him lift his 20th Grand Slam title.

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 REUTERS/Paul Childs

Now that he has won the 20th Slam, he is on par with his arch-rivals, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. In the manner he’s going, he looks certain to overtake them in the near future. With the US Open left to be played he will most certainly be the favorite to lift the title at Flushing Meadows.

Last season, he was disqualified for hitting the ball on the lineswoman. Nonetheless, once he steps on the courts at the US Open this year, all eyes will be on him.

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Watch this story: When Roger Federer Toyed With His Opponent So Bad He Asked Advice From Andre Agassi in the Crowd

“Sean Seresinhe” ☺️who tossed the coin at #Wimbledon men’s final, picked #Djokovic, instantly, to win the title because @DjokerNole is the best player.#NoleFam Let’s have a listen 🥰😉 pic.twitter.com/bU2Gfpuffw

— Sherif Farouk ²⁰ (@Sheksso) July 12, 2021

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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