Federer and Nadal congratulate Djokovic for tying their Slam record
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have applauded Novak Djokovic after the Serbian equalled their joint-record of men’s 20 Grand Slam titles.
World No. 1 Djokovic saw off seventh seed Matteo Berrettini in four sets to secure his sixth Wimbledon title and 20th major overall.
Federer won his 20th Grand Slam at the 2018 Australian Open, while Nadal claimed his at the 2020 French Open. It is the first time the legendary trio have been tied for number of majors won.
“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,!” Federer said on Twitter.
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!
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) July 11, 2021
Federer reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon – losing in straight sets to Hubert Hurkacz.
Nadal – who withdrew from Wimbledon and the Olympics to prepare for the US Open series – said on Twitter: “Congrats [Novak] on this amazing achievement.
Congrats @DjokerNole on this amazing achievement. 20 Grand Slam titles is huge and it is amazing that we are 3 players tied on this. Well done and, again, congrats to you and your team for this!@Wimbledon
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) July 11, 2021
“20 Grand Slam titles is huge and it is amazing that we are three players tied on this. Well done and, again, congrats to you and your team for this!”
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