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Sunday, July 03, 2011

Wimbledon 2011 : Novak Djokovic beats Rafel Nadal to win title

Novak Djokovic has won his first Wimbledon title, by beating defending champion Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3. 

Djokovic opened the season with 41 straight wins, including the Australian Open title, but his 43-match winning streak dating to December came to an end against Roger Federer in the French Open semifinals.

The win over Nadal improved Djokovic's record in 2011 to 48-1, with five victories coming against the Spaniard in finals - two on hard courts, two on clay and now one on grass. Sunday's win was the first grass-court title of Djokovic's career.

It was Djokovic's incredible movement and precise shot placement that won him the Wimbledon title - especially in the first two sets. His play dipped slightly in the third as Nadal staged a fightback, but it returned in the fourth to secure him a third Grand Slam title

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