Serbia’s Novak Djokovic won the final ticket to Friday’s Wimbledon final, defeating Britain’s Cameron Norrie in four sets. He will face Australian Nick Kyrgios on Sunday to present himself with perhaps his seventh title in a London park.
Triple title holder, Novak Djokovic, qualified for the Wimbledon final on Friday, July 8, by defeating Britain’s Cameron Norrie (12th in the world) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 and will try to grab his seventh title. The address is on the lawn of London.
The Serbian, ranked 3 in the world, commented, “I’ve played a lot of semi-finals in Grand Slams, but it’s not easy to get on the field. There is tremendous pressure and personal and external expectations.” “She has nothing to lose.”
Djokovic, 35, will face Australian Nick Kyrgios (40) on Sunday, who took advantage of Rafael Nadal’s package the day before his run. The Serbian will seek his 21st Grand Slam title to return to Nadal’s record number (22).
By winning his match against Nuri, Djokovic wrote a new page of stats in his sport. This final would be his eighth at Wimbledon, and only Roger Federer, an eight-time winner, was better (12).
He will play his final 32 in the 68 Grand Slam tournaments played. Thus, he takes the record with a final better than Federer (31). It equals Martina Navratilova to find herself one length behind Serena Williams (33) and two behind Chris Evert’s record number (34).
By defeating Nouri, Djokovic also signed his 85th win at the London Major. Once again, Federer performed better (105).
He has not lost at Wimbledon since leaving him in the quarter-finals in 2017, with 27 consecutive victories. Only Pete Sampras (31), Roger Federer (40) and Bjorn Borg (41) did better. In addition, he will be seeking his fourth consecutive title at Wimbledon, like Sampras. Borg and Federer lined up five.
At 26 and in his first Grand Slam semi-final, Nouri doesn’t seem to feel any particular pressure.
“I didn’t start well, he was the best in the first set,” Djokovic admitted.
Thus, Nuri grabbed Djokovic’s service from the start, and even if he snatched the Serb this time, immediately after that, the British player fought five consecutive matches to take the first set.
But in the second set, at 4-3 for Djokovic, Nuri made a fatal foul with a high backhand shot. The Serbian felt the hole and pressed his opponent: he broke and worked to tie in one set all over.
“I was lucky to get the break,” Djokovic commented. “It kind of gave me that and from there the game changed. That’s what it’s like to play in a Grand Slam semi-final.”
By winning the third match of the third set, Nouri ended a streak of five consecutive matches won by his opponent. But the Serbian, just slowing down, resumed his run forward to lead 5-1 and quietly lose the set.
Stubborn, then broke from the start and despite the crowd’s encouragement, Nuri was caught in the trap and couldn’t get out.