The 24-year-old Serbian defeated the defending champion 6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3 to chalk up his 50th win in 51 matches this year. Here's what the newspapers have had to say about his third Grand Slam triumph, after two Australian Open victories.
Monday, July 04, 2011
01-Jul-11 - Matchday 1 Group A Argentina 1-1 Bolivia Silvera 02-Jul-11 Group A Colombia 1-0 Costa Rica Osses 03-Jul-11 Group B Brazil 0-0 Venezuela Orozco 03-Jul-11 Group B Paraguay 0-0 Ecuador Pezzotta 04-Jul-11 Group C Uruguay - Peru Roldán 04-Jul-11 Group C Chile - Mexico Soto 06-Jul-11 - Matchday 2 Group A Argentina - Colombia 07-Jul-11 Group A Bolivia - Costa Rica 08-Jul-11 Group C Uruguay - Chile 08-Jul-11 Group C Peru - Mexico 09-Jul-11 Group B Brazil - Paraguay 09-Jul-11 Group B Venezuela - Ecuador 10-Jul-11 - Matchday 3 Group A Colombia - Bolivia 11-Jul-11 Group A Argentina - Costa Rica 12-Jul-11 Group C Chile - Peru 12-Jul-11 Group C Uruguay - Mexico 13-Jul-11 Group B Paraguay - Venezuela 13-Jul-11 Group B Brazil - Ecuador
Brazil failed to fire against Venezuela in their Copa America opener on Sunday, drawing 0-0 at the Estadio Unico in La Plata, outside Buenos Aires. The Brazilians had the bulk of possession, but missed a host of chances that saw Pato hit the woodwork early on and Robinho and Neymar spurned good opportunities. The five-times world champions continued to pressurise and Robinho almost broke the deadlock after beating goalkeeper Renny Vicente Vega, but Oswaldo Vizcarrondo slid in to block the ball on the line with his shoulder. With Ganso unimpressive in central midfield, Elano and Lucas Silva came on for the tiring Pato and Ramires with 15 minutes remaining, but the resolute Venezuelan defence - and Roberto Rosales and Vizcarrondo in particular - held firm. Venezuela are the only South American country never to make it to the World Cup finals, but coach Cesar Farias was full of praise for his players after the game. "It's historic in terms of the Copa America. Brazil played well but we deserve praise for holding them,'' he said. "When we had the chance play a bit we did and when we had to defend like gladiators we did that too."