Matteo Berrettini says Novak Djokovic is ‘writing the history of tennis’ after he won a 20th major at Wimbledon.
Djokovic lost the first set to the Italian on Centre Court before roaring back to win 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.
It was his sixth Wimbledon title and 20th career Grand Slam, which puts him level with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the most in history.
It also keeps his bid to win the calendar and Golden Grand Slams alive too, and comes just months after becoming the man to spend most weeks at world number one.
And, as Berrettini explained on-court after the defeat, it’s hard to dispute the significance of the numbers.
“Some unbelievable feelings, maybe too many to handle,” admitted Berrettini.
“He is writing the history of this sport.”
Matteo Berrettini 🤝 Novak Djokovic
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 11, 2021
“For sure, Novak [Djokovic], he was better than me, also because he is a great champion.
“So, well done Novak once again. He’s writing the history of this sport, so deserves all the credits.
“I’m really happy with my final. Hopefully it’s not going to be my last one here.”
For more exclusive content from Tennisbuzz, including news, features, trivia, promotions and more, please be sure to sign up for our newsletter below or via our home page.
Why not test your tennis knowledge by tackling one of our fiendish quizzes too?