Novak Djokovic had another brilliant outing at the All-England Club this year as he won the 2022 Wimbledon Championships to add to his ever-growing trophy cabinet. The 3-time defending champion won his 21st career Grand Slam title and his 7th overall title at the historic Grand Slam where he is now tied with childhood hero Pete Sampras on the second spot for most Wimbledon titles won.
Novak also extends his winning streak to 28 consecutive matches at Wimbledon as he is now undefeated on Center Court in 37 consecutive matches, with the streak going on for 9 years with his last defeat on the Center Court coming in the finals of the 2013 Championships. Having fallen two majors behind close-rival Rafael Nadal in the race for most Grand Slam titles, Novak is now 1 major away from matching the Spaniard’s record of 22 majors.
“It’s a major, major effort from Novak Djokovic”: Alex Corretja
As the Grand Slam concludes and the fans look on for the best moment of this year’s edition, former World No. 2 Alex Corretja picked Novak’s title win as the best moment of the Grand Slam this year. Up against an in-form Nick Kyrgios, one of the best grasscourt players on the Tour presently, Djokovic won the match 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(3) to become the Wimbledon champion for the 4th year running.
“I love numbers, you know, and getting seven Wimbledons, and four in a row, 21 Grand Slams, I think I gotta go with Novak. I love the story of Rybakina as well because it’s amazing the way she dealt with everything, but she was very young, so she didn’t know exactly what pressure was.
“But for Novak, after he couldn’t play in Melbourne after he lost Rafa [Nadal] in Paris, he was two Grand Slams behind him and had to deal with that pressure. To win the tournament against Kyrgios, he’s such a dangerous player in a final and being capable to win in four sets I think it’s a major, major effort from Novak, so I think I’m going to say with that,” said Correjta speaking on Eurosport.
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