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Novak Djokovic into final, is new No. 1

Updated: July 1, 2011, 8:39 PM ET
Associated Press

WIMBLEDON, England -- Having ensured his first trip to a Wimbledon final and first turn at No. 1 in the rankings with a thrill-a-minute victory, Novak Djokovic dropped to his back at the baseline, limbs spread wide, chest heaving.

Moments later, he knelt and kissed the Centre Court grass, while his entourage bounced giddily in unison, huddling in a tight circle up in Djokovic's guest box.

Clearly, it meant so much to all of them that Djokovic beat 12th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of ...

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