Steely Djokovic on top of the world

LONDON, (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic is enjoying such a  magical year that even patchy form and the acrobatic brilliance  of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga could not stop him reaching his first  Wimbledon final and becoming world number one yesterday.

The Serbian’s 7-6 6-2 6-7 6-3 semi-final triumph over the  Frenchman included a bout of early nerves, three great diving  exchanges at the net, a topsy-turvy tiebreak and an explosion of  jubilant emotion he will struggle to repeat if he wins  tomorrow’s  final.

The 24-year-old, who won 41 matches in a row from the start  of the year before losing to Roger Federer in the French Open  semi-finals, will become the first Serb to be men’s world number  one.

“It’s definitely one of the most important achievements and  days in my life, in my career. When you know you’re going to be  the best in the world and you’re reaching the final of your  favourite tournament, it’s something special,” he told  reporters.

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