Wimbledon Tennis 2021 Men’s Singles Semi-finals Highlights: Novak Djokovic set up a final meet with Matteo Berrettini in the gentlemen’s singles final on Sunday with a 7-6(3), 7-5, 7-5 win over 10th seed Denis Shapovalov of Canada. This is Djokovic’s 30th Grand Slam final and a seventh at the All England Club. Djokovic held his serve with ease to win the semi-final. Djokovic broke Shapovalov to take a 6-5 lead and served for the match. Both Shapovalov and Djokovic stayed with each other in the third set for a long time. Djokovic took a two-set lead as he took the second set 7-5. Unforced errors from Shapovalov on the big points again and he was broken. Shapovalov had five break points but he could not convert any in the second set. Djokovic came from a break down to take the first set 7-6(3). A wild tiebreak where Djokovic showed vulnerabilities too but Shapovalov’s nerves gave away. Djokovic broke back Shapovalov when the Canadian was serving for the set. Shapovalov broke Djokovic early in the first set.
Matteo Berrettini made his first Grand Slam final with a 6-3, 6-0, 6-7(3), 6-4 win over Hubert Hurkacz. Berrettini got a break to begin with in the fourth set and just held his serve from there to make the final. Hurkacz forced a fourth set as he takes the third set 7-6(3) in a fighting display. Berrettini had a two-set lead in the semi-final after he smoked Hurkacz 6-0 in the second set. Berrettini took the first set 6-3 against Hurkacz and has the lead in the semi-final.
Novak Djokovic reached a seventh Wimbledon final, driven on by the desire to capture a sixth title at the All England Club and record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title. The world number one got a seventh win over Shapovalov in their seventh meeting on the tour.
In Berrettini vs Hurkacz, the battle was expected to be very interesting but Berrettini showed his dominance and was the better player through the entire match even though he lost a set.
When Djokovic will meet Berrettini in the final on Sunday, he will have the experience of winning 19 Grand Slam title while it will be a first such occasion for the Italian.
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