While Nadal’s fans thought that he will prevail upon Djokovic, the tides turned against Nadal right from the start of the men’s final of the Wimbledon championship on Sunday. Djokovic completely ruined Nadal’s efforts to re-take the match and won the final 6-4, 6-1, 1-6 and 6-3. This was Djokovic’s 50th win in the last 51 matches he played – something that made him favourite to overpower Nadal.
The jubilant Djokovic did not know how to express his joy after winning. He knelt down and plucked a few strands of grass from the lush green centre court and chewed them up. He then threw away his tennis rackets to the crowd and was almost overwhelmed with great jubilations.
On the other hand Nadal, who hasn’t lost a grand slam since 2007, wasn’t himself on Sunday’s final and perhaps he knew it too. He looked defeated when he went into collect the runner-up trophy.
Djokovic entered the centre court with a 11-16 losing record against Nadal over their five years rivalry, but was seen determined right from the outset to overpower Nadal, who was otherwise many’s favourite. The emerging Serb now has three Grand Slam titles to his name, after winning the Australian Open in both 2008 and 2011 and has a long bright future ahead.