Wimbledon Final 2021- Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini: 3 things Italian can do to stop World No.1- check out

Wimbledon Final 2021- Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini: 3 things Italian can do to stop World No.1 and Defending champion- check out
Wimbledon Final 2021- Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini: 3 things Italian can do to stop World No.1 and Defending champion- check out

Wimbledon Final 2021- Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini: 3 things Italian can do to stop World No.1- The much-awaited Wimbledon Final 2021 will take place between World No.1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic vs Italy’s Matteo Berrettini. He will be aiming to win the record equal 20th Grand Slam and join Spanish Legend Rafael Nadal and Swiss Tennis Maestro Roger Federer on the elite list. Djokovic will also be bidding for his 3rd straight grand slam title in 2021 after winning the Australian Open and French Open. He is chasing his 6th Wimbledon title and he is the favorite to win over Italian Matteo Berrettini. Djokovic has won 19 titles in 29 Grand Slam final. Can Berrettini prevent his 20th in 30th appearance? Follow us to find out

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Matteo Berrettini, meanwhile, defeated Huber Hurkacz in four sets battle to enter Wimbledon Final- His first Grand slam final. World number nine Berrettini is the first Italian to reach a Wimbledon single’s final. He will face either Novak Djokovic or Denis Shapovalov in Sunday’s final.

NOTE: Djokovic was a win-loss ratio of 95:18 in grass courts (6 titles- 5 Wimbledon). For Berrettini, it’s 18:5, which includes 2 ATP titles in his short career.

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Wimbledon Final 2021- Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini: 3 things Italian can do to stop World No.1

Berrettini must hide his backhand as much as possible

Matteo Berrettini’s backhand is the weakest aspect of his game. He faced considerable damage against Hubert Hurkacz in the semifinal. Novak Djokovic, who owns the best backhand, will surely expose Berrettini’s backhand on the court. To overcome this problem, the Italian needs to move around to take the shot on the forehand and change direction by going down the line. The latter needs to run around the back as much as possible.

Berrettini needs to be inch-perfect with his serve

Matteo Berrettini’s biggest weapon is his first serve. He has so far struck 101 aces in Wimbledon 2021. Out of 349 first serves, he has won points on 285 occasions. His success rate is 81.6 % which is higher than Djokovic’s 61.3%. But the record is expected to shift in favor of 5-time champion in the final

Needs to get off to a good start and take early lead

Djokovic has one of the best mental strengths throughout his career. He came from 0-2 to win the Roland Garros final against Stefanos Tsitsipas. However, winning the opening sets is crucial as the Serbian will be under pressure in the finals as he eyes history. He is just one title short of 20 Grand Slams- won by Federer and Nadal. Notably, Berrettini had won the Halle Open 2021- a Grass court tennis tournament. He can repeat his good run in Wimbledon Final by ensuring he takes on Djokovic from the early start.

Wimbledon Final 2021- Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini: 3 things Italian can do to stop World No.1

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