Djokovic will transfer degree with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on profession majors with victory and likewise go three-quarters of the way in which to the primary calendar Slam in greater than half a century.
The 34-12 months-outdated is in his seventh Wimbledon final and thirtieth on the Slams.
Only Federer, with 31, has appeared in extra championship matches on the majors however the fading Swiss star is greater than 5 years older.
“It would mean everything. That’s why I’m here. That’s why I’m playing,” mentioned Djokovic who has already captured a ninth Australian Open and second French Open in 2021.
The victory in Paris made him simply the third man to win all 4 majors greater than as soon as.
“I imagined myself being in a position to fight for another Grand Slam trophy prior to coming to London.
“I put myself in an excellent place. Anything is feasible in the finals. Obviously expertise is on my aspect.”
Djokovic wanted all that have and famed iron will to see off Denis Shapovalov in the semi-finals the place he saved 10 of 11 break factors.
Shapovalov was so distraught on the failure of his all-out assault that had pushed Djokovic to the brink that he left Centre Court in tears.
“There is not any holding again when you step out on the court docket, significantly in the later levels of an occasion that I at all times dreamt of profitable,” said Djokovic after a 20th successive grass court win.
“The dream retains going. I’m attempting to take out the utmost of my very own talents each single match and see what occurs. Giving up is rarely an choice.”
Berrettini, the 25-year-old world number nine, is the first Italian ever to make a singles final at Wimbledon.
Victory will make him Italy’s first male Slam champion since Adriano Panatta at the 1976 French Open.
He has lost both his previous encounters with Djokovic, including the quarter-finals at Roland Garros last month.
But he is on a run of 11-0 this season on grass having won the Queen’s Club event on the eve of Wimbledon.
At the All England Club, he has blasted his way to the final on the back of a tournament-leading 101 aces.
Berrettini also boasts the second fastest serve so far, 223.7kmh in his first round win over Guido Pella of Argentina.
Weighing in at 95kg — the same as a heavyweight boxer — Berrettini has also unleashed 254 winners so far to Djokovic’s 190.
However, his unforced error count is 167 compared to the Serb’s 126.
The two men have only dropped serve five times each.
Sunday’s final may not be a showreel of shot-making — rallies for both players are at an average of under four strokes.
Berrettini, meanwhile, has not served and volleyed once in his six matches.
“It’s going to be an incredible environment. My first final in Wimbledon, it is simply loopy to consider it,” said Berrettini.
A shock victory on Sunday could be the first part of a sporting double for Italy in London with the country’s football team taking on England in the Euro 2020 final.
“Obviously for Italian folks in basic, however it should be powerful Sunday,” he said.
Berrettini is likely to have the majority of the 15,000 fans inside Centre Court behind him.
Djokovic has become familiar with such scenarios.
“People additionally prefer to see somebody win who’s an underdog or isn’t perhaps anticipated to win, isn’t the favorite to win,” admitted Djokovic.
“But hopefully folks can even recognise additionally the significance of this match for me, the historical past that’s on the road.
“I’m prepared for anything really that is going to happen in terms of the crowd support on Sunday.”