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article imageWimbledon: Djokovic proves too strong for Nadal

By Kev Hedges     Jul 3, 2011 in Sports
New Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic proved just too strong for number one seed, Rafa Nadal in an inspiring performance which saw the Serb win in four sets 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4.
Rafael Nadal had been unbeaten at SW19 since 2007 and was aiming for his third title when he took on Novak Djokovic.
The Serb however has been in blistering form this year and had already beaten Nadal four times this year alone. The win ends Nadal's reign as Wimbledon champion. In a desperately close first set Djokovic began to force some uncharacteristic errors from Nadal and then the Serb dominated the second set, breaking Nadal at will and winning 6-1 to take a two-set lead. The third set saw a comeback by the Spaniard and suddenly there was doubt as to which way this final would go. Nadal has proven in the past just how good he is when on the back foot.
It was in the fourth and final set that Djokovic won this crown, bursting with energy and confidence he proved too strong for Nadal and took the set 6-3.
Djokovic has now become the first man to beat Nadal at Wimbledon for 20 games and the first player, aside from Roger Federer, to beat him in a grand slam final.
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