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Djokovic defeats Nadal to win Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic is the new world No. 1 and Wimbledon champion after defeating Rafael Nadal in a thrilling four-set match.

Kevin Grech
3 July 2011, 12:00am
Djokovic defeated Nadal 6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3 to wrestle away the Wimbledon title from Nadal.

Djokovic has a record of 48 wins from 49 matches this season as Nadal was unbeaten in 20 matches at Wimbledon since 2007.

Nadal started off the match in fantastic form, but the tables turned on Nadal as Djokovic looked impossible to beat in every aspect of the match.

Djokovic was in top physical condition for this match, and it looked as Nadal could not keep up with his momentum on many occasions.

Nadal was full of praise for Djokovic after the match. "I lost because I am playing against the best player of the moment, the best player of the world tomorrow, and I am the second," he said. "And when you play against these players and they are playing unbelievable, the normal thing is [to] lose. That's what happened the last few times.

"He's doing great. He's doing fantastic. I had to play better to win, and I didn't today. I played a little bit less aggressive. And to win matches here, to win tough matches like today, like two days ago, the most important thing is to play well in the important moments. A few points can change the match, and I didn't (win them) today. When one player beats you five times, it is because my game doesn't bother him a lot. Today probably against me he's playing better than my level. And I have to try to find solutions..." concluded Nadal.

Kevin Grech is MaltaToday's sports editor. He has been the designer of MaltaToday's print ...