Novak Djokovic won his first Wimbledon title Sunday, backing up his soon-to-be No. 1 ranking by beating defending champion Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3.
Djokovic, who was already guaranteed to take over the top ranking from the Spaniard on Monday, extended his mastery over Nadal this season with a fifth straight head-to-head victory.
After shaking hands with Nadal at the net, Djokovic walked back out on court and crouched down. He pulled a blade or two of grass out of the manicured lawn and put it in his mouth.
”It’s really hard to describe this with any words except the best day of my life, most special day of my life,” said Djokovic, who tossed three of his rackets into the crowd before accepting the championship trophy. ”This is my favorite tournament, the tournament I always dreamed of winning. The first tennis tournament I ever watched in my life.”