Novak Djokovic: How was his first win at Wimbledon?
There is absolutely no doubt that Novak Djokovic will be remembered as one of, if not the greatest tennis player that ever lived.
He divided opinion after his refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine. It led to backlash from some, while he became an even bigger hero for others. He was even stopped from travelling to compete in some tournaments as local travel restrictions meant he needed to be vaccinated to enter the country.
Whatever people may think of him, what he does on the court simply cannot be discredited.
He has won a simply ridiculous 23 single’s titles during his career across Wimbledon, the US Open, the French Open and the Australian Open.
Of those 23 titles, seven of them have come at Wimbledon, the most prestigious grass court event that there is in tennis. He has got a chance to make it eight Wimbledon victories on Sunday as he takes on Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz in the final on Centre Court, the rising star who is actually the official World Number 1 right now ahead of Djokovic.
What year did Djokovic win his first Wimbledon?
He may be chasing his third straight Wimbledon title on Sunday, but Djokovic‘s first Wimbledon triumph actually came back in 2011.
He did so against Spanish opposition, as he beat Rafael Nadal. He was already guaranteed to move up to first in the world rankings having reached the final, but his 3-1 win (6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3) made it sure.
Incredibly, that was the fifth time that he had faced Nadal in 2011 and he managed to win every single match against the Spanish legend.