In the Wimbledon semi-finals, world number one Novak Djokovic defeated Canadian Denis Shapolo 7: 6 (7-3), 7: 5, 7: 5. This is the 30th time Serbs will play in a decisive match at the Grand Slam, and he is battling for a 20th title like this, equaling the all-time record in the men’s singles competition.
Djokovic will face Italian Matteo Beretini in London on Sunday, beating Hubert Harcas 3: 6, 0: 6, 7: 6 (7-3), 4: 6 in the previous set.
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Shapovalov, planted from “10”, made his Grand Slam semi-final appearance on Friday, but played without any premises. Although he did not break the set from his favorites, it caused him a lot of problems. In the first game, the player from Belgrade had to make up for the loss because he had already lost 3: 5 and won only at the tie-break. During the next game, he had to defend a total of five break points before recording a gap in the weight of victory at 5: 5 in this game. It was in the 11th game that he recorded a “break” that gave him victory in the third set and the entire match.
The 34-year-old Serbian played in his 41st Grand Slam semi-final and his tenth at Wimbledon. Now ahead of him is the 30th final of the rankings, the seventh of which is on the London Bull.
His impressive achievements include 19 Grand Slam victories, five of which he won at the All England Lawn Tennis and Crocket Club facilities. He enjoyed their success, incl. In the last two editions (canceled last year due to COVID-19 infection). Thus, on Friday he won the 20th match in a row.
If he wins the third edition in a row on Sunday, he will equal the men’s time record of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the men’s singles. Dismissed by Swiss Hargas in the quarterfinals, Spaniard resigned from the start.
Djokovic recorded his 20th consecutive victory at the Grand Slam on Friday. He has excelled at both the Australian Open and the French Open this season.
Bertini, who was planted with “seven” in London, will face off for the third time in his life. He has won two battles so far with the Italians, who made their Grand Slam final debut.
So far, 22-year-old Shapovalov’s best result in a match in this rankings was last year’s US Open quarterfinals.
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