Novak Djokovic equalled Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s men’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles as the world No 1 claimed his sixth Wimbledon crown on Sunday.

Djokovic eventually overawed Italian seventh seed Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-4 6-3 on Centre Court to become the first player since Rod Laver in 1969 to win the first three titles of the year, keeping him on track to emulate the Australian by claiming a calendar Grand Slam.

On drawing level with Nadal and Federer, he added: “It means none of us three will stop!

“I have to pay a great tribute to Rafa and Roger. They are legends of our sport. The two most important players I ever faced.

“They are the reason I am where I am today. They made me realise what I had to do to improve. The last 10 years has been an incredible journey that is not stopping here,” Djokovic said.

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