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Novak Djokovic captures first Wimbledon title

by Derrick Johnson on July 5, 2011

Novak Djokovic assured himself of the new number one ranking in the tennis world after he beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach the Wimdledon finals, but on Sunday he put an exclamation mark on his new rank. Djokovic beat defending champ Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 to win his first Wimbledon title and continue his already impressive year.

The result was never really in question, as Djokovic dominated from the very beginning. However, this is nothing new for the Serbian star, as he has beat Nadal five of the times the two have played.

The win shouldn't shock anybody who has paid attention to the tennis this year. Djokovic owns a 48-1 record in matches this season, his lone loss coming against Roger Federer in the French Open semi-finals. The title also somewhat cements the 24-year-old's place in the tennis world, as he had often taken a back seat to Federer and Nadal, who have dominated the sport over the last half decade.

"I want to win more Grand Slams," Djokovic told the AP. "I will not definitely stop here, even though I have achieved (the) two biggest things in my life in three days."

Djokovic also has the Australian Open title under his belt this year, and will be going for his third major (Nadal won the French Open) when the U.S. Open kicks off at the end of August in New York. It will not be easy though, he has yet to capture the U.S. championship, although he made the finals in 2007 (when he lost in straight sets to Federer) and in 2010 (when he lost to Nadal).
 

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