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Djokovic treasures ‘special journey’ to fourth Wimbledon glory

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Novak Djokovic is happy to have finally returned to form after he successfully earned his fourth Wimbledon championship by beating Kevin Anderson in the final on Sunday.

Djokovic, seeded 12th, won 6-2 6-2 7-6 (7-3) to claim a 13th Slam – his first major since the 2016 French Open.

The Serb struggled for form and fitness since then, and falling out of the top 20 earlier this year.

But with the victory, the 31-year-old former world number one will move back into the top 10 when the latest rankings are released on Monday.

“There were several moments where I was frustrated and questioning if I’d get back to the desired level,” said Djokovic, who also won the Wimbledon title in 2011, 2014 and 2015.

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“But that makes this whole journey even more special for me.

“I’m really grateful to go through these mixed emotions and turbulence mentally. I’m human and we all have to go through that.”

He added: “I did not expect to be back in the top shape already here in Wimbledon so quickly.

“If you asked me after Roland Garros, I would probably maybe doubt that.

“At the same time there is a part of me that always believes in my own abilities, believes in my own quality of tennis, what I possess.

“Whenever I come to the tournament and Grand Slam especially, I believe I can have a good opportunity to fight for the trophy.”

 

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