Novak Djokovic Never cease to be amazed. The Serbian, who holds the record for the most weeks as the number 1 in the world (373), overcame a thorny challenge against a young tennis prodigy like the Italian. Yannick Sener (20 years old; 13th in order) for a ticket to the semi-finals Wimbledon For the eleventh time in his film career (43rd place in the Grand Slam tournaments overall). Nole prevailed 5-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2, at three hours and 35 minutes.
Balkans, six-time All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club champion, has written a new chapter on survival. Not only because he’s back in two sets to love against a rift like Sinner, but because in that long he’s been erratic, boring, and without reaction. However, he had taken advantage of the long pentagonal matches and was able to regenerate the soul. Trained by Croatian Goran Ivanisevic, the player scored his 26th consecutive victory on the Republic turf pioneer The Briton, demonstrated his power to compete in the most famous event on the track, last losing in the 2017 quarter-final against Czech Tomas Berdych.
Djokovic turned the score memorably, raising his level at the right moment, when he was about to run out of options, and the afternoon extended to the century-old central court. Knoll, currently number three in the world, clarified ideas when the majority doubted. “I have doubts like everyone else. Inner conflict is the fiercest that can happen. It’s a huge challenge. But I always thought I could turn the game around.”I’ve been in this position, two sets, a few times at Grand Slams. I’m glad I was able to win,” Djokovic, who won the final last year over Italian Matteo Berrettini (this year he was disqualified from the tournament for being positive for Covid-19) and on Thursday, will face the left-handed in the semi-finals. Britain’s Cameron Norrie (12th place; trained by Argentine Facundo Lugones) who beat Belgium’s David Goffin 3-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, revolutionizing the fan club in the UK.
Djokovic, 35, had an impressive reaction. And constantly feeds on the support of the public, A red crowd clapped their hands for one of the most important points of the match (Which will surely win a special place among the highlights of the entire competition). It was during the seventh game of the fifth set, with Sener leading 2-4 and 30-30.
The youngster born in San Candido (Bolzano province) made a powerful open serve, Djokovic struggled to get it back leaving the ball floating in the middle of the field, Sener took a few steps forward and struck with a forehand that abruptly changed the direction of the ball. , But the Serbian rebounded his steps to achieve an unforgettable run, arriving and sending off his opponent with an unusual pass, winning it by point. After this effort, Djokovic was left lying on the grass, in a position similar to that of a “little plane”, smiling and enjoying a well-deserved ovation after this work of art.
By defeating Sener, Djokovic leveled American Jimmy Connors as the Open Era player with the second most men’s singles successes (84) on Wimbledon grass. The Balkans, who could expand their winning collection to 86 in this edition, lag just behind eight-time All-England champion Roger Federer (105).
Without being able to play in the Australian Open after being removed from Melbourne for not being vaccinated against Covid-19, having fallen in the quarter-finals of Roland Garros (against Rafael Nadal) and without making sure of being at the US Open (for now, in the US There is a vaccination requirement to enter the country), and Wimbledon seems to be the only one pioneer That Djokovic can win this season (he will be 21 in his career). You have two high level obstacles remaining. Nori first. And in a possible final match, Nadal, Taylor Fritz, Nick Kyrgios or Christian Garin.