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In Numbers: Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon, goes level with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal on 20 Grand Slam titles
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In Numbers: Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon, goes level with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal on 20 Grand Slam titles

With his sixth Wimbledon title, Novak Djokovic equalled the record for most Grand Slams among men with his storied rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Novak Djokovic, the Grand Slam warrior in perpetual battle to be the people's champion
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Novak Djokovic, the Grand Slam warrior in perpetual battle to be the people's champion

Despite his achievements, however, Djokovic appears doomed never to be held in the same saintly esteem reserved for Federer or Nadal, the undisputed 'people's champions' and tennis' go-to good guys.

Wimbledon 2021: Roger Federer congratulates Novak Djokovic for entering the 20 Slam Club
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Wimbledon 2021: Roger Federer congratulates Novak Djokovic for entering the 20 Slam Club

Minutes after Djokovic's win, Federer sent a congratulatory tweet saying: “Congrats Novak on your 20th major. I’m proud to have the opportunity to play in a special era of tennis champions. Wonderful performance, well done!”

Wimbledon 2021: Roger Federer ousted after shock straight sets defeat to Hubert Hurkacz in quarters
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Wimbledon 2021: Roger Federer ousted after shock straight sets defeat to Hubert Hurkacz in quarters

Federer turns 40 next month and never was able to summon the serving and shot-making that have carried him to 20 Grand Slam titles overall.

Wimbledon 2021: Novak Djokovic brushes aside Marton Fucsovics in straight sets to reach his 10th semi-final
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Wimbledon 2021: Novak Djokovic brushes aside Marton Fucsovics in straight sets to reach his 10th semi-final

With the win, Djokovic continued his pursuit of a 20th Grand Slam title overall, which would tie the men’s record currently shared by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

French Open 2021: Tsitsipas showed he’s ready to take baton from Big 3; Krejcikova’s win demonstrated depth of women’s tennis
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French Open 2021: Tsitsipas showed he’s ready to take baton from Big 3; Krejcikova’s win demonstrated depth of women’s tennis

Two of the game’s biggest mysteries were solved at the French Open last week: ‘How to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open' and 'Who will take over the mantle from the big three?'

French Open 2021: Novak Djokovic tops Stefanos Tsitsipas to come within touching distance of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer
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French Open 2021: Novak Djokovic tops Stefanos Tsitsipas to come within touching distance of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer

After his semi-final against Nadal, that lasted more than four hours on Friday night, Djokovic looked diminished and depleted at the outset on Sunday. By the end, he was at his imperious best.

French Open 2021: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal set landmarks; Roger Federer, Iga Swiatek, Sofia Kenin win
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French Open 2021: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal set landmarks; Roger Federer, Iga Swiatek, Sofia Kenin win

While World No 1 Novak Djokovic is in the last 16 for the 12th successive year, defending champion Nadal reached the fourth round for a record 16th time.

French Open 2021: Naomi Osaka withdraws as Roger Federer, Serena Williams make winning starts
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French Open 2021: Naomi Osaka withdraws as Roger Federer, Serena Williams make winning starts

On Court Philippe Chatrier, Federer kicked off only his second French Open campaign in six years with an impressive dismissal of Denis Istomin.

French Open 2021: What makes Rafael Nadal so formidable at Roland Garros?
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French Open 2021: What makes Rafael Nadal so formidable at Roland Garros?

Someone is going to have to play the match of his life at this year's French Open to beat Rafael Nadal.

Roger Federer says he expects battle to get back to the top tier of sport ahead of 'comeback'
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Roger Federer says he expects battle to get back to the top tier of sport ahead of 'comeback'

Federer begins his comeback-proper on Swiss home soil in Geneva on Tuesday, with the 39-year-old legend starting a run of tournaments including the French Open, Halle, Wimbledon and then the Tokyo Olympics.

ATP rankings: Rafael Nadal stays at third spot despite Italian Open triumph; Novak Djokovic stays first
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ATP rankings: Rafael Nadal stays at third spot despite Italian Open triumph; Novak Djokovic stays first

Nadal, a 13-time French Open winner, is also behind Daniil Medvedev, who suffered a second round exit in Rome to continue his struggles on clay.

Italian Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic in Rome to lay down Roland Garros marker
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Italian Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic in Rome to lay down Roland Garros marker

Second seed Nadal won through 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 in 2hr 49min against the defending champion in the 57th career showdown between the pair.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Hesitant Rafael Nadal joins chorus of concern about Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Hesitant Rafael Nadal joins chorus of concern about Games

"In a normal world I would never consider missing the Olympics. There is no doubt about that," said Nadal. "(But) Under these circumstances, I don't know. Let's see what's going on in the next couple of months."

Rafael Nadal beats Pablo Carreno Busta to storm into final at Barcelona; seeks Stefanos Tsitsipas revenge
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Rafael Nadal beats Pablo Carreno Busta to storm into final at Barcelona; seeks Stefanos Tsitsipas revenge

Top seed Nadal, an 11-time champion in Barcelona, eased to a 6-3, 6-2 win over World No 13 Carreno Busta in 90 minutes.

French Open 2021: Roger Federer confirms he will play at Roland Garros this year
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French Open 2021: Roger Federer confirms he will play at Roland Garros this year

Federer, who will turn 40 in August, has played just one tournament in 2021, winning one match in Qatar in March on his return from 13 months on the sidelines after undergoing two bouts of knee surgeries.

Monte Carlo Masters: Rafael Nadal 'not worried' about COVID-19 infection after Daniil Medvedev practice
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Monte Carlo Masters: Rafael Nadal 'not worried' about COVID-19 infection after Daniil Medvedev practice

Nadal was not considered a close contact of Medvedev, and therefore not required to quarantine, allowing him to pursue a 12th Monte Carlo title.

Monte Carlo Masters: Stefanos Tsitsipas strolls into last-16; Novak Djokovic to face rising star Jannik Sinner
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Monte Carlo Masters: Stefanos Tsitsipas strolls into last-16; Novak Djokovic to face rising star Jannik Sinner

Tsitsipas, who had been given a bye into the second round, took just one hour and 24 minutes to beat 29th-ranked Russian Karatsev.

Monte Carlo Masters: Relaxed Rafael Nadal 'ready' to chase 12th title in Monaco
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Monte Carlo Masters: Relaxed Rafael Nadal 'ready' to chase 12th title in Monaco

Rafa Nadal is aiming for a 12th Masters title in the principality ahead of his pursuit of a 14th French Open success and a record 21st Grand Slam.

Qatar Open: Roger Federer makes winning return against Dan Evans after 13 months out
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Qatar Open: Roger Federer makes winning return against Dan Evans after 13 months out

"It's been a long and tough road for me," said Federer, who hasn't played a match since a semis defeat to Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open in January 2020, 405 days ago.