Novak Djokovic celebrated his elevation to the top of the tennis tree in the perfect manner as he claimed his first Wimbledon crown with a three sets to one win over reigning Champion Rafael Nadal.
Nadal had no answer to quality of Djokovic’s tennis and having produced his own master class against Andy Murray on Friday the Spaniard simply ran out of ideas against the Serbian.
Djokovic’s 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 win was his 47th win in 48 matches this year and his first over Nadal in a grand slam match.
The 24 year old, who has now won three grand slams title, celebrated his win by picking up a piece of the famous centre grass and putting it in his mouth, ended 8 years of Nadal/Roger Federer Wimbledon domination.
For top seed Nadal defeat at Wimbledon was unfamiliar territory, the Spaniard not losing on the grass since his defeat to Roger Federer in the 2007 final against Federer, a run that goes back 20-matches.
Meanwhile Mark Woodforde and Pat Cash rolled back the years when they beat Jeremy Bates and Sweden’s Anders Jarryd in the Gentleman’s Senior Invitation Doubles final while Woodforde’s former partner Todd Woodbridge playing with Jonas Bjorkman missed out on the Gentleman’s Invitation Doubles when they lost to Paul Haarhuis and Jacco Eltingh
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