Defeating Shapovalov 3-0, Novak Djokovic will face Matteo Berrettini, the first Italian racquet to reach the final at Wimbledon. Djokovic will catch Federer and Nadal in their Grand Slam victories if he wins the final.
Novak Djokovic in Wimbledon Final
The men’s final at Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam of the tennis season, was named Novak Djokovic-Matteo Berrettini.
Defeating Hubert Hurkacz 3-1 in the semi-finals, Matteo Berrettini made his name to the finals and gave Italy a first in tennis history. The 25-year-old became the first Italian to reach the final at Wimbledon.
In the other leg of the semi-finals, Novak Djokovic faced Denis Shapovalov. The world’s number 1 beat his Canadian opponent 3-0 to reach the final.
The tie-break determined the winner of the first set. Shapovalov, who broke his opponent’s set in the 3rd game, lost his advantage, which he protected until the 10th game, by breaking his serve in the game he came out to win the set. Djokovic won the tie-break after the 5-5 tie and finished the first set 7-6.
There was a lot of competition in the second set as well. In the 11th game of the head-to-head match, Djokovic broke his opponent’s serve and made no mistakes in the 12th game, winning the set 7-5 and bringing the situation to 2-0.
The contention, which gave the audience a pleasure to watch, continued in the third set. In the 11th game, Shapovalov’s double error gave Djokovic a chance to break, and the Serbian racket took the lead 6-5 and managed to win the set 7-5 and the match 3-0 without making any mistakes in the last game.
Novak Djokovic, three of the best names in the modern tennis world, is trying to equalize his Grand Slam victories in the big rivalry between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
If 34-year-old Djokovic wins Wimbledon for the 6th time, which he won 5 times before, he will share the 20 Grand Slam victories of Nadal and Federer each.
If he wins the final against Berrettini on Sunday, Novak Djokovic will win his third Grand Slam title of the season.