Until Sunday, Novak Djokovic never managed to win a grass-court event of any sort, let alone Wimbledon. Also, Djokovic never was able to beat Rafael Nadal in a Grand Slam match, let alone a final.
Until this nearly perfect year, Djokovic was very good. Now he’s great.
Djokovic beat the defending champion Nadal, winning 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 for his first title at the All England Club.
Djokovic is now 48-1 with eight titles in 2011, including major trophies from the Australian Open and Wimbledon.