Novak Djokovic is on the path to greatness, and one way to fully grasp that is to focus not on his many successes but instead on a setback.
Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic rose to No. 1 in the ATP rankings for the first time Monday, while Serena Williams dropped to 175th on the WTA list, her lowest spot since 1997.
When Novak Djokovic realized he was the Wimbledon champion, he fell to the ground and covered the grass like a blanket.
The Wimbledon champion's journey to joyfully eating the Centre Court grass started with the ugliest of haircuts.
When Novak Djokovic realized he was the Wimbledon champion, he fell to the ground and covered the grass like a blanket. It was a fitting celebration for a man whose court coverage was the biggest reason he was able to defeat defending champion Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 in Sunday's final.
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From 1983 to 2003, the world's top two players never met each other in the Wimbledon men's final.
Having ensured his first trip to a Wimbledon final and first turn at No. 1 in the rankings with a thrill-a-minute victory, Novak Djokovic dropped to his back at the baseline, limbs spread wide, chest heaving.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal reached the Wimbledon final for the fifth time with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 win over Andy Murray on Friday.