2021 Wimbledon Men’s Final Preview and Predictions
The final everyone wanted to see is not the one that we’re getting. Instead, we’ll see the big Italian, Matteo Berrettini play Novak Djokovic. This will be another Grand Slam final where the two starring players will be Novak Djokovic against a younger upstart. At the Australian Open it was Medvedev. At the French Open it was Tsitsipas. In those two finals, the story ended up being the same with Djokovic coming out on top. Will the script be flipped on this occasion? There’s no reason to think otherwise. Djokovic is at the very top of his game and looking to make history. He’s one Grand Slam win away from tying Federer and Nadal with 20 Grand Slam titles. Will Berrettini make it hard for him? There’s every reason to think he will.
Berrettini has been playing some outstanding tennis. He’s not your traditional Italian player either. His brand of tennis revolves around his big serve and first strike tennis. The highest seed he played on his way to the final was Hurkacz (14). However, in my opinion, his biggest win was against Canadian upstart Auger Aliassime (16). Auger Aliassime was playing outstanding, and my people had him as a favorite after taking Zverev (4) out in five classic sets.
On the other side of the net, we’ll see 19-time Grand Slam Champion, and current number one, Novak Djokovic. As expected, Djokovic has breezed through the draw, losing only one set on his way to his 30th Grand Slam final. Djokovic’s return game on the grass and his ability to hold serve has been the key to his Wimbledon success. His amazing flexibility, timing, and short backswings, allows him to return big time serves on grass. His pinpoint accuracy allows him to hold serve with ease. Additionally, Djokovic moves extremely well, and does not make any unforced errors. Add to that the fact that he has vast experience in Grand Slam finals. All this will undoubtedly put Berrettini under incredible pressure from the get-go.
I just don’t see how Berrettini can get through all these intangibles he’ll be facing against Djokovic. Berrettini would need to serve lights out and outpower Djokovic to win. He would need to be perfect though, and that is a tall task. Playing that brand of power tennis in the span of five sets against Djokovic is a near impossibility. It’s because of this that Djokovic will raise his 20th Grand Slam title.