On this day: July 3, 2011 - Djokovic beats Nadal to win first Wimbledon

Sport360 staff 01:03 03/07/2015
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Djokovic celebrates his first SW19 title.

It was a memorable day on July 3, 2011 for Novak Djokovic who beat Spanish top seed Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 to win the Wimbledon men's title for the first time. 

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The win marked the Serb's 26th title of his career and third slam of his career during a remarkable year in which he also claimed the US Open and Australian Open trophies.

Djokovic has since won the Wimbledon crown once more in 2014.

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1997: Celtic appointed former Holland international Wim Jansen as head coach. He went on to lead the club to their first Scottish championship title in 10 years in his only season in charge.

2001: Arsenal signed Sol Campbell from north London neighbours Tottenham on a free transfer.

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