London – July 15, 2017 – In a major comeback, HEAD athlete Novak Djokovic , 31, claimed his fourth Wimbledon title, beating South African Kevin Anderson in straight sets, 6:2, 6:2, 7:6. For Djokovic, who defeated world No.1 Rafael Nadal in a five-set nail biter just one day earlier, Wimbledon was the perfect tournament to play his best tennis and to once again perform at the highest level: “I couldn’t pick a better place in the tennis world to peak and make a comeback,” he said in the post-match press conference. Djokovic just renewed his contract with HEAD in April. He endorses the HEAD Speed series.
It was after just two hours and eighteen minutes, when Novak Djokovic secured his first match point to become Wimbledon Champion for the fourth time. The Serb joyfully kneeled down to kiss the grass before lifting his arms in triumph. The road to victory certainly did not come easy, but Djokovic performed better with every match. In the final, he played with great consistency and took his chances when it mattered most. With Sunday’s title, Djokovic has his name written on a major trophy for the thirteenth time.
After winning major titles every year from 2011 to 2016, the last two years left the Serb without a big title. However, Djokovic worked hard and fought his way back to the top of the world despite several setbacks: “It was a long journey, especially with that elbow injury, being out from the tour for six months,” Djokovic said in his post final press conference. Coming into the tournament as the twelfth seed, the Serb was not the favorite to win the trophy, but he once again showed why he is a great Champion. Throughout the tournament, he was moving well around the court, and playing consistent as well as very aggressive tennis.
In the final, Djokovic got off to a great start and won the first and second set in just one hour and twelve minutes. He stuck to his game plan in the third set and found a way to push through, despite facing a set point against his better playing opponent.
With this triumph, Djokovic moved back to the top 10 in the ATP singles rankings and established himself as one of the favorites to win the last slam of the year, the US Open in September.