Novak Djokovic defeated Canada’s Denis Shapovalov in his first Wimbledon International Tennis Championships semi-final in close three matches, 7:6, 7:5, 7:5, to reach the GS Championships running turf. For the seventh time since 2011.
|Novak Djokovic finished seventh at Wimbledon (Photo: AFP)|
a Matteo Berrettini After the first semi-final, the defending champion and world leader were at 17.30 Novak Djokovic, He is preparing for his first Grand Slam semi-final Denis Shapovalov He reached the grass from Wimbledon’s center field. Djokovic has won each of the six players’ matches against each other so far, most recently the two teams playing in this year’s ATP Cup, where the Serbian won two matches. But they were fighting for the first time on the grass.
After an early break, Shapovalov managed to serve at 5:4 for the first set, but Djokovic rebounded and then won the shortcut to 7-3 after winning every point in his Canadian stakes.
|2011||Rafael Nadal||6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3|
|2013||Britain’s Andy Murray||4-6, 5-7, 4-6|
|2014||Roger Federer||6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4|
|2015||Roger Federer||7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3|
|2018||Kevin Anderson||6-2, 6-2, 7-6|
|2019||Roger Federer||7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12|
In the second act, the five-time champion brought his serve from 1:2 from 0-40, 2:3 from 15-40, and at the end of the game he was again more focused, or if you like, mentally on his opponent: 5:5 in Shapovalov, He lost his serve by a double fault and was put in a poor position.
The Serbian also intercepted three breaks at the start of the third game, and Shapovalov served until 5:5. Then Djokovic broke again, then finished with a serve that yielded nothing after two hours and 44 minutes, which – although not set – It lasted eight minutes longer than the other semi-finals.
Shapovalov whistled off the field. In vain, he scored eight more titles than Djokovic (40-32), and the smooth error of 36 proved too much against the Serb’s deteriorating 15.
The Serbian team will play its seventh Wimbledon final, as has already been said, with Italian Matteo Berrettini on Sunday.. (Interestingly, for the first time, he’s reached the finals at the All England Club with only one game lost on the road so far.) If he wins, he will set the record for Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s 20th Grand Slam title.
The English International Tennis Championships, Wimbledon (£35,016,000, grass courts)
Men’s Singles, Final
Djokovic (Serbian, 1) – Shapovalov (Canadian, 10) 7:6 (7-3), 7:5, 7:5
Berrettini (Italian, seventh) – Hurkacz (Polish, 14) 6:3, 6:0, 6:7 (3-7), 6:4
Sunday 3 pm: Djokovic (Serbian, 1) – Berrettini (Italian, 7) – Live on a UFO!