Novak Djokovic, the 24-year-old Serb tennis sensation, on Sunday defeated defending champion Rafael Nadal of Spain 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 to claim his first Wimbledon title.
With Sunday's victory, Djokovic solidifies his new No. 1 ATP ranking and extends his 2011 record to 48-1.
This was the fifth time Djokovic and Nadal, 25, have met this year and the fifth time Djokovic has won. Ref. CNN
Serbia's Novak Djokovic has become just the sixth man to win three tennis Grand Slam singles titles in the same year, defeating world No. 2 Rafael Nadal in four sets at the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows.
Djokovic, who took the No. 1 ranking from Nadal earlier this year, won 6-2, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1 in a raucous, fiery match that lasted more than four hours.
Djokovic, 24, has enjoyed one of the sport's finest individual seasons, compiling a 64-2 record and collecting 10 titles in 2011. His two other Grand Slam titles this year were the Australian Open, where he beat Andy Murray, and Wimbledon, where he defeated Nadal. Ref. CNN
In a marathon showdown between the top two tennis players in the world, Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5 to win the Australian Open on Sunday.
The match lasted five hours and 53 minutes. It was the first time the two have played a five-set match in 30 meetings.
For No. 1-ranked Djokovic of Serbia, this is his third Australian Open title and his fifth major title.
For Nadal from Spain, this is his third consecutive loss at a Grand Slam final meeting, having lost last year to Djokovic in the finals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. Ref. CNN
Djokovic powers into finals clash with Murray
The weather was much better at the US Open on Sunday. So was Novak Djokovic. Ref. Stuff.co.nz
Novak Djokovic relied on his tenacious defense and capitalized on Andy Murray's hampered movement from a blistered right foot to capture a third-consecutive title at the Australian Open and his fourth since 2008. Djokovic, who lost to Murray in last year's U.S. Open final, won 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, 6-2. Djokovic is the first man to win three consecutive titles in Melbourne in the post-1968 Open era. Ref. USAToday
Tennis-Djokovic told to tone down his pimpled shoes
By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic has slipped up with his footwear at Wimbledon, being told to get rid of the pimples on the side of his shoes days before he faces Briton Andy Murray in the final on Sunday. Djokovic was the second of the top four male players to fall foul of footwear rules at Wimbledon after seven-times champion Roger Federer was told to change his orange-soled shoes. ...