Tennis: Djokovic thanks fans after breaking record
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Novak Djokovic takes on Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon final and Express Sport brings you all the details on how to listen to the match for free. World No 1 Djokovic is the heavy favourite to win his 20th Grand Slam title, which would take him level with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s record.
However, Djokovic knows he will be in for a difficult afternoon against a rising talent in Berrettini.
The Serbian said: “He’s one of the best players in the world in the last 12 months I think. I mean, he’s had some big wins against Dominic Thiem in Australia, had semifinals of US Open few years ago. He’s just working his way up.
“With big weapons in serve and forehand, I mean, he can play well, which he has proven, on any surface. Finals of Madrid this year. We played against each other in quarters of Roland Garros, which was a very tight and very tough four-setter.
“Obviously grass favors him even more, favors his game. If he serves big, as he did throughout the entire tournament, it’s tough to break his serve, it’s tough to go into the rhythm, to find a good positioning to return, make him play.
“But I believe in my return. I think return has served me very well throughout my career. Hopefully I’ll be able to get a lot of those serves back and wait for my chances.
“I will have to also serve myself efficiently as I’ve done today. I think I served very well, especially when I needed a first serve, getting myself out of trouble, I found it.
“It’s finals. It’s really anybody’s game. He’s arguably the guy who has been in the best form on grass courts this year, winning Queen’s. He’s red hot. It’s going to be a great battle.”
Wimbledon 2021 radio coverage
There are a few ways to follow Wimbledon live via the radio.
Live coverage will be broadcast online through the official Wimbledon website throughout the tournament.
BBC Radio 5 Live will also be broadcasting live commentary from 1pm, with presenter Gigi Salmon.
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