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Djokovic outplays Nadal to win Wimbledon title

07-04-2011 08:18 BJT

LONDON - Novak Djokovic outplayed Rafa Nadal to win the Wimbledon title with an emphatic 6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3 victory in the final on Sunday.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their men's singles final match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London July 3, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

The Serbian second seed saw off the top seed and defending champion to claim his first Wimbledon crown and confirm his status as the new world number one.

The first set went with serve until Djokovic pounced in the 10th game to break Nadal and he played inspired tennis to romp through the second set in 33 minutes and take complete control of the match.

Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a return to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their men's singles final match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London July 3, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

Nadal, twice Wimbledon champion and winner of 10 grand slam titles, finally got a foothold in the match when a rare Djokovic error handed him a break in the second game of the third set and he broke again before taking it 6-1.

Nadal looked to have the momentum but Djokovic displayed nerves of steel to break for a 2-0 lead in the fourth.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during his men's singles final match against Rafael Nadal of Spain at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London July 3, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

The Spaniard broke back quickly but Djokovic struck again in the eighth game and he served out for victory.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: China Daily

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