Novak Djokovic won his 20th grand slam title and celebrated by giving his racket to a young girl in the crowd
- Novak Djokovic defeated Matteo Berrettini in four sets at the Wimbledon final on Sunday.
- The win was Djokovic's 20th grand slam title, tying him with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
- After his win, Djokovic gave his racket to a young fan sitting in the crowd.
Novak Djokovic defeated Matteo Berrettini in four sets on Sunday in the Wimbledon final to secure his career's 20th grand slam victory.
The hard-fought win over the big-serving Italian pushed Djokovic into a tie with fellow greats Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for most grand slam wins in the history of men's tennis.
Through the match, Djokovic was relentless, refusing to surrender an easy point to Berrettini.
Even when he was pushed to the edge, Djokovic somehow found a way to return every ball that came in his direction.
-Stuckey (@Stuckey2) July 11, 2021
After the win, Djokovic won himself a fan for life when he offered his racket to a young fan sitting in the front row as the crowd cheered him on.
Per the ATP Tour, the girl had been holding a sign that read:
Djokovic appreciated the kind words.
-Goodable (@Goodable) July 11, 2021
That young fan wasn't the only one to get a moment with Djokovic after his big match. At another point during his post-game rounds, Djokovic posed for a selfie with another eager fan.
-Express Sport (@DExpress_Sport) July 11, 2021
Djokovic has now won the first three men's grand slams of the year, taking victory at the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon.
The three victories put him on the verge of completing the "golden slam," in which a player wins all four grand slams as well as a gold medal at the Olympics in one year.
Just four singles players in the history of the sport - Steffi Graf, Serena Williams, Andre Agassi, and Rafael Nadal - have completed a golden slam in their career. Of those four, only Graf was able to win all five in the same year.
Djokovic still has to win at the Olympics in Tokyo and the U.S. Open later this year before he matches Graf's feat.
After his performance on Sunday, he'll undoubtedly have a few more fans cheering him on as he makes his push for history.
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