Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic has said that winning yesterday was the best day of his career, and it's not hard to see why: he beat the invincible-looking Rafael Nadal in four sets to win Wimbledon, and made him look inferior in the process.

Djokovic, who becomes the first Serb to ever win the tournament, beat the Spaniard 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3, and at times looked as though he was playing on a completely different level to the former world number one: he won the first two sets in just over an hour, and while Nadal rallied to take the third set, there was no great comeback. The Serb will take Nadal's place at the top of the rankings after winning his third Grand Slam, and his second this season.

'It's an amazing feeling I won't forget and it's the best day of my career. For these kind of days, I was practising every day, being dedicated, being a tennis professional,' he said. 'Any athlete in the world dreams of being number one. This is something that gives us a lot of motivation. So finally when you really do it and when you know that you're the best, it's just an amazing achievement.

'Winning two sets in just over an hour against the defending champion on the court he hadn't lost on for four years was incredible. I was just trying to enjoy the tennis that I was playing. It was the best tennis match on grass courts I've played ever.'

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