Hunter Djokovic

This Sunday is the day Novak Djokovic has been waiting for years. In which he can catch up and hunt, in terms of Grand Slam titles, Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer, eternal rivals he has persecuted, although he does not see it that way, since he turned professional in 2003. This afternoon (15:00, #Vamos y Movistar Deportes) plays for the seventh time in the Wimbledon final against Matteo Berrettini, with one goal between eyebrows: to win the tournament for the sixth time and add his 20th major to cause a triple tie with the Spanish and the Swiss at the top of the men’s historical table. Ahead of them will be three women, Steffi Graf, Serena Williams and Margaret Court (see tables).

More Grand Slam titles

Player Titles
1. Rafael Nadal twenty
-. Roger Federer (Sui) twenty
3. Novak Djokovic (Ser) 19
Four. Pete Sampras (USA) 14
5. Roy Emerson (Aus) 12

More Grand Slam ATP and WTA titles

Player Titles
1. Margaret Court (Aus) 24
two. Serena Williams (USA) 2. 3
3. Steffi Graf (Ale) 22
Four. Rafael Nadal twenty
-. Roger Federer (Sui) twenty
6. Helen Wills (USA) 19
7. Novak Djokovic (Ser) 18
-. Chris Evert (USA) 18
-. M. Navratilova (RCh / USA) 18
10. Pete Sampras (USA) 14

But there are more milestones that the Serbian could achieve with a victory. Djokovic would be the fifth ever player to win the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon in the same year, along with Crawford, Budge, Hoad and Laver. It would stay like this two successes from the Golden Slam (win all four majors and Olympic gold in a course). It would also be placed fourth on the British tournament champions list. behind Federer (8), Renshaw (7) and Sampras (7). In that case, he would be the winner for the third consecutive edition, something that Federer (5), Borg (5) and Sampras (4) have achieved in the Open Era (since 1968).

‘Great giorno’

On the other side of the net, Berrettini will try to ensure that all these statistics do not materialize in a day in which all Italy will be watching London for the All England Club final and for the football Eurocup that Azzurra will play at Wembley against England. “For Italians in general, it is going to be a difficult Sunday. But I think we deserve it. It’s a great day of sports, “says Matteo, a 25-year-old Roman, who has 11 victories on grass, all five for Queen’s, where he was champion and the six he has been to Wimbledon. “Obviously I will think about mine first. It will be before. And, if I have the opportunity, I will see the team,” said a tennis player who hopes to be the first from his country to triumph on the London grass, the fifth that I won a Slam after Adriano Panatta, Nicola Pietrangeli, French Schiavone and Flavia Pennetta.

Both Djokovic and Berrettini are curious to see how the central crowd behaves. “People like to see someone who is not the favorite win, but I hope they can also recognize the importance of this match for me., the history at stake, “says the Balkan.” I hope they support me, “says the transalpine, who has the respect of his rival. “The grass favors his game. If he serves well it is difficult to break his serve and get into the rhythm.”

Results and men’s box calendar.

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