Roger Federer is ecstatic as Novak Djokovic ties the Grand Slam record with his victory at Wimbledon.
Roger Federer has reacted to Novak Djokovic’s Grand Slam record-tying victory at Wimbledon.
Roger Federer reacted to Novak Djokovic tying him and Rafael Nadal for the most Grand Slam titles with 20. In the men’s Wimbledon final, Djokovic defeated Matteo Berrettini in four sets to tie his long-time rivals.
Shortly after Djokovic’s victory, his sixth at SW19, Federer said he was “glad” to be playing alongside the Serbian, adding that he was “proud” to be playing beside him.
Federer could have met Djokovic in the Wimbledon final this year, like he did last year, but he was defeated in the quarter-finals by Hubert Hurkacz.
Djokovic, on the other hand, defeated Marton Fucsovics in the same round before defeating Denis Shapovalov in the semis.
And on Sunday afternoon, he beat Berrettini 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in a hard-fought match to tie Federer and Nadal for the most majors of all time.
Federer responded to the world No. 1’s third Grand Slam victory of 2021 by writing: “Congratulations Novak on your 20th major.”
“I’m honored to be a part of such a historic era of tennis champions. Congratulations for a fantastic performance!”
“It means none of us three [Federer, Nadal] will stop,” Djokovic said after his win, which followed victories at the Australian Open and the French Open earlier this year. That, I believe, is what it means.
“I’ve said it many times before, and I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Rafa and Roger.
“They are two of the most important players I have ever faced in my career. They are legends in our sport. They are the reason I believe I am where I am right now.
“They’ve assisted me in recognizing what I need to do to better my physical and tactical strength.
“When I first climbed into the top ten, I lost most of the key matches I played against these two players for three or four years.
“At the end of 2010, something changed, and the previous ten years have been an unbelievable trip that will not finish here.”
“It was more than a battle,” the 34-year-old said of winning for the sixth time at the All England Club.
Winning Wimbledon was always my greatest ambition as a child.
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