Brawn of Berretini presents new test in Djokovic’s bid for the impossible

Victory in Wimbledon final would put ‘golden slam’ in sight for a player who has rediscovered his fearsome appetite for success

By the end of Sunday, Novak Djokovic could be a step closer to writing his name in history. Victory against Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the final would give him a sixth Wimbledon title, a record-equalling 20th grand slam title and would leave him needing just the US Open to become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to complete the calendar-year grand slam.

With the Olympics to come before then, there is even a chance that he could emulate Steffi Graf’s unique feat in 1988, when she won all four slams and the gold medal in Seoul to win the “golden slam”. For all the achievements of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who currently sit atop the men’s all-time grand slam list, Djokovic could soon surpass them both.

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