Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New world number one Novak Djokovic beat defending US Open champion Rafael Nadal in four sets to win the Wimbledon men's singles title for the first time in his career on Sunday. Djokovic produced some sublime tennis to race through the opening two sets. Although the spaniard forced his way back into the match to win the third set, Djokovic sealed a famous victory 6-4 6-11-6 6-3 in just over two-and-three-quarter hours. Djokovic came into the tournament as the second seed, but was the in-form player of 2011 after losing just one match all year - a run of form which ensured he would take the number one ranking on Monday regardless of the result of the final. The top seed from Serbia gave a display of breathtaking quality to triumph 6-2 6-4 6-7 (3-7) 6-1 in four hours and 10 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Nadal, who was bidding to win his 11th Grand Slam title, has now lost all six of his meetings with Djokovic in 2011. Djokovic holds the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open titles. And he becomes only the sixth man in the open era to win three of the four majors in the same year.

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