Wimbledon Championships 2021: Novak Djokovic’s Path to Equal Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s 20 Grand Slam Haul

Published 06/25/2021, 10:38 AM EDT
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates in his Men’s Singles first round match against Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany during Day one of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 01, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is set to defend his title at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. The form he is in gives an indication that the feat could be possible. The Serbian ace has established himself as a complete player, winning multiple Grand Slam titles across various events and surfaces. 

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Speaking about Novak Djokovic’s performances on the grass courts of the All England Club, he has won three titles in six years, which indicates that he is the man to beat. Giving his current form and achievements of winning back-to-back titles in Melbourne and Paris, put him in a different league. 

Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a forehand in his Men’s Singles first round match against Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany during Day one of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 01, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic and his path to attain greatness 

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We take a look at the Serb’s potential threats en route to win his 6th Wimbledon title. In the second round, he faces former finalist, Kevin Anderson who he beat at the 2018 Wimbledon final. After that in the fourth round, he faces familiar opponent Gael Monfils, whom he has a great head-to-head record against. 

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The real test comes into the second week when there could be a possibility of him facing upcoming talent Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinal. Moving further, in the semifinal he may face a stern test against Greek star and this year’s French Open finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas. 

Novak Djokovic of Serbia shakes hands with Roger Federer of Switzerland at the net following victory in 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 Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

A repeat of the 2019 final on the cards?

If all goes well, he may face arch-rival Roger Federer in the final, provided he makes it through his six matches. Or else, he could face Germany’s Alexander Zverev or Daniil Medvedev. There is also a possibility of him facing Italian player Matteo Berrettini in the final. The Italian is on a good run, winning the title in Queen’s last week. 

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The Wimbledon Championships 2021 main draw begins on Monday, the 28th of June, and will end on Sunday, the 11th of July. The five-time champion will begin proceedings on the Center Court on Monday afternoon, following the usual protocol of the All England Club. It will be interesting to see how the Serb performs, giving the red hot form he has been in. 

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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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