Wimbledon 2021: Novak Djokovic defeats Matteo Berrettini to win Men’s Final, Keeps Golden Slam Hopes Alive | Daily Current Affairs 2021

Wimbledon 2021: Novak Djokovic defeats Matteo Berrettini to win Men’s Final, Keeps Golden Slam Hopes Alive

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Wimbledon 2021: World No 1 Novak Djokovic has won his 20th Grand Slam by defeating Matteo Berrettini to win Men’s Final.

Highlights:

  • After going down in the first set 6-7, Djokovic came back strongly to win the last three sets with 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 against first-time finalist Matteo Berrettini to secure his 6th Wimbledon Title.
  • By winning this title he has equaled the record of the most Men’s Grand Slams Singles Titles.
  • The Serb Tennis Legend now joins Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer as players to have won most singles titles in men’s tennis (20 each).

About Golden Slam on the Radar:

  • In the tennis world, Golden Slam is a rare achievement that not many can dream of achieving.
  • When a player wins all the four tournaments which are part of the Gland Slams, s/he has to also win an Olympic Gold in the same calendar year.
  • Given that the Olympics are held only every 4 years, there are not many players who get a chance to win a Golden Slam.

Golden Slam hope for Djokovic:

  • With the 3 Grand Slams for the year i.e. Australian Open, French Open and now Wimbledon, already in the bag, Djokovic who is also on the Olympics team will give him an opportunity to win a Golden Slam.
  • However, to do so, he will have to win a Gold Medal in Tokyo Olympics 2020 and thereafter also win US Open.

Wimbledon Mixed Doubles 2021:

The mixed Doubles title has been lifted by Neal Skupski of Britain and Desirae Krawczyk of the US.

The British-American pair defeated the British duo of Joe Salisbury and Harriet Dart in the summit clash 6-2, 7-6.

Elise Mertens of Belgium and Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan have clinched the Women’s Doubles title.

Croatian pair and first-seed Nikola Mektić and Mate Pavić have won the Men’s Doubles final.

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