Novak Djokovic was the absolute master and was imposed to Kevin Anderson with 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3), returning to Wimbledon’s “throne” after 3 years and reaching the 13th Grand Slam in his career.
This was the 13th Grand Slam title for Djokovic, approaching the Pete Sampras’ record with 14 Slams. He is in the 4th place in the history of open era, behind Roger Federer (20), Rafael Nadal (17) and Sampras (14).
With his 4th Wimbledon title, he is now alone in 4th place in the history of the tournament, surpassing John McEnroe and Boris Becker. In front of him are Federer (8), Sampras (7) and Bjorn Borg (5).
The Serbian player counts now 69 career titles, improving his record in finals at 69-31. With the points he wins, he is expected to climb to No. 10 in the world ranking, returning to the Top 10 of the ATP.
Anderson from his part, who now has 2 lost Grand Slam finals, is expected to enter the Top 5 of the world ranking for the first time in his career. The 33-year-old South African player had his 7th consecutive loss by Nole, against whom he has a 1-7 record.