Novak Djokovic continues with an impeccable performance in the Grand Slams in 2021. After winning his ninth Australian Open title and a double at Roland Garros, the world number 1 will now fight for the sixth Wimbledon Championship and the 20th Major of his career, a feat that would equal the record of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
This Friday, 9th, the Serbian won a tough game in the semifinal against Denis Shapovalov by 3 sets 0, with partials of 7/6 (3), 7/5 and 7/5, and guaranteed his place in the decision of Sunday on. by the Italian Matteo Berrettini.
In an extremely balanced duel on the center court of the All England Club, Djoko once again showed his great mental strength in the acute moments and got rid of difficult situations in front of the 22-year-old Canadian. In the first set, the Serbian came to be losing 5 to 3 and returned the break just when the rival served to close in 5 to 4. In the second half, the leader of the ranking saved five break points and managed a decisive break in the first opportunity he had when the score was 5 to 5.
Head of seed 10 was irritated by the wasted chances and even argued with the chair referee after a controversial marking. For the first time in a Grand Slam semifinal, Shapovalov felt the lack of experience and again faltered in the third set. Djoko took the lead with a break in 5-5 and subsequently confirmed his seventh victory in seven games against the opponent, who left the court very emotional.
At 34, Djokovic will play in his 30th Grand Slam final of his career, his seventh at Wimbledon. The Serbian leads the direct confrontation against Berrettini by 2-0. The last meeting between the finalists happened recently, in the quarter-finals of Roland Garros, and ended with Nole's victory by 3 sets to 1.