It was Novak Djokovic's sixth Wimbledon title and 20th at a major tournament, putting him tied for first on the all-time list with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
World number one Novak Djokovic has beaten Italian seventh seed Matteo Berrettini 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 6-3 to win his sixth title at Wimbledon.
His third straight triumph at the All England Club on Sunday also earned the Serbian a 20th Grand Slam title, equalling the men's record haul held by Switzerland's Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal of Spain.
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20 Grand Slam 🏆 moments for Novak Djokovic— US Open Tennis (@usopen) July 11, 2021
Simply remarkable! pic.twitter.com/pdGJ980aLt
Djokovic achieves Golden Slam
Having also won the Australian Open and the French Open titles in 2021, Djokovic has now completed the third leg towards achieving the Golden Slam.
No man has ever won the four slams and Olympic gold in the same year.
The 34-year-old, who came into the title clash having beaten Berrettini in both of their previous meetings, opened a 5-2 lead in the first set with an early break but the Italian fought back to force a tiebreak which he clinched to draw first blood.
It was only the second set the Serbian had lost in this year's championships.
He reacted by racing to a 4-0 lead in the second set before going on to level the match.
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Won't have any grass left at this rate 😅#Wimbledon | @DjokerNole pic.twitter.com/2861xBq9qZ— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 11, 2021
Raucous crowd cheers for underdog
A single break of serve in the third and two more breaks in the fourth were enough for Djokovic to close out the contest in front of a raucous Centre Court crowd, who kept on chanting the Italian underdog's name.
Djokovic sealed his place in the record books on his third match point when Berrettini's backhand slice landed in the net.