Going into the final, world no. 1 Novak Djokovic was aiming to win his third-straight Wimbledon title, and join Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on 20 Grand Slam singles titles.
Standing in his way was first time finalist Matteo Berrenttini from Italy.
The pair had faced off recently at Roland Garros in the quarters with Djokovic winning on this way to the title.
Berrenttini possesses a big serve and a huge forehand, and he uses the one-two combination effectively.
It was the Italian that that fell behind in the first set with Djokovic eventually serving for the opening set at 5-3.
The no. 7 seed broke back before seeing both players hold to send the set into a tiebreak.
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It was Berrenttini that jumped out to a 3-0 lead, that was enough to give him a buffer and take the first set 7-6(4).
Djokovic was aiming for a big piece of history, 20 Grand Slam singles and the chance to complete a calendar year Grand Slam, or potentially a Gold Grand Slam.
He hit back straight away and broke his opponent in the opening game before consolidating the break. Another break and hold and it was 4-0 to the two-time defending champion.
Berrenttini would break back before Djokovic sealed a 6-4 score in the second set.
The third set again saw Djokovic get the first break to move to 2-1 before consolidating the break. That advantage was held and again Djokovic took the set 6-4.
Perhaps the point of the match came at 2-3 in the fourth set with Djokovic serving at 15-30.
After a few shots back and forth it was Djokovic that upped the tempo. He hit a penetrating forehand down the line that had his opponent on the stretch.
Berrenttini recovered and he was next to attack with a penetrating backhand slice that took Djokovic to his right sideline. Berrenttini then stepped in with a huge forehand to the far corner.
Djokovic sprinted deep and wide to return that shot at full stretch, he also stumbled slightly. Berrenttini hit a drop shot on the service line near the opposite sideline.
Djokovic sprinted and pushed a shot cross court for a winner.
Most players would not have covered the court so well and won the point. For the top seed it avoided a 15-40 scoreline. He then closed out that game for 3-3.
Momentum was now with the champion, he broke in the next game and then held to more to within a game of a historic championship.
Berrenttini would not force Djokovic to serve for the title, he faced two match points before it became too much and a shot into the net from the challenger saw Djokovic fall to the court in celebration.
The final score was 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.