‘Nobody tested Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon,’ admits coach Marian Vajda

Coach Marian Vajda has admitted that he felt that no one really ‘tested’ Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon.

Djokovic won his third major of the year to draw level with both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal with 20 career Grand Slam crowns.

There was not much drama for the Serbian to negotiate at Wimbledon, though, and he ultimately was a comfortable winner at SW19.

The next highest seed in his half of the draw, Stefanos Tsitsipas, lost in the first round, although Matteo Berrettini and Denis Shapovalov appeared to push him along the way to his third successive Wimbledon title.

Vajda, though, thought it was just about as comfortable as a Grand Slam is ever going to get for Djokovic.

“I feel that nobody tested Novak [Djokovic] to the highest point,” Vajda said.

“For the final, I told my family that there were going to be four sets and one tie break – my prediction was good.

“Novak plays intelligent grass court tennis and he has the most experience; he has been excelling on grass for years, which was a big advantage against Berrettini.

“For Matteo it was really difficult – in his first Slam final, the opponent was Novak at Wimbledon.”

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