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07/03/2011 11:45 am ET | Updated Sep 02, 2011

Novak Djokovic, 2011 Wimbledon Men's Singles Champion, Defeats Rafael Nadal In Final

Novak Djokovic, who will officially be named the number one men's tennis player in the world Monday, has won his first Wimbledon title.

The 24-year-old defeated the previous world number one, Rafael Nadal, in four sets, winning, 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3. This is Djokovic's third grand slam title, and his second this year. Djokovic won the Australian Open to start off the season, but lost in the semi-finals at Roland Garos during the French Open.

Though the Serbian would become the world's number one men's player regardless on Monday, today's victory makes it even sweeter.

Despite a significant push by Nadal, including some tremendous play in the third set, and a tight fourth set, the 2008 and 2010 Wimbledon champion could not keep up. Nadal had been plagued by minor injuries earlier in the tournament.

Djokovic's win breaks Nadal's 20-win streak at the grass tournament.