Wimbledon LIVE: ‘Ruthless’ Novak Djokovic to face Matteo Berrettini in Wimbledon finals, defeats Shapovalov in 3 sets

Wimbledon Semifinals: Novak Djokovic to face Matteo Berrettini in Wimbledon finals, defeats Shapovalov in 3 sets- check scorecard
Wimbledon Semifinals: Novak Djokovic to face Matteo Berrettini in Wimbledon finals, defeats Shapovalov in 3 sets- check scorecard

Wimbledon LIVE – Djokovic vs Berrettini in Finals: Novak Djokovic to face Matteo Berrettini in Wimbledon finals, defeats Shapovalov in 3 sets- Defending champion Novak Djokovic has defeated Denis Shapovalov to face Matteo Berrettini in Wimbledon final 2021 on Sunday. He will be playing his 30th Grand Slam Final as he aims to win record equal 20th Grand Slam with Spanish Legend Rafael Nadal and Swiss Tennis Maestro Roger Federer. Djokovic will also be bidding for his 3rd straight grand slam title in 2021 after winning the Australian Open and French Open. Djokovic is chasing his 6th Wimbledon title and he is the favorite to win over Italian Matteo Berrettini to continue his dominance in men’s singles tennis.

“I don’t think the scoreline says enough about the performance or the match. He was serving for the first set and was probably the better player in the second set as well, had many chances. We are going to see a lot of him in the future, he is a great player,” Djokovic said on court as quoted by Reuters.

In the opening set, Denis Shapovalov led Djokovic but eventually lost in the tie-breaker. The next two sets were evenly poised where the World No.1 kept his nerve to go on to win the match 7-6 (7-3), 7-5, 7-5. The contest lasted for 2 hours and 44 minutes. Earlier on Friday, Berrettini defeated Hubert Kurcakz in four sets marathon.

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Wimbledon Semifinals: Novak Djokovic to face Matteo Berrettini in Wimbledon finals, defeats Shapovalov in 3 sets

Wimbledon Semifinal 2021 score- Djokovic vs Shapovalov

Djokovic vs Shapovalov 3rd set

7-5 Djokovic wins

6-5 to Djokovic

It’s 5-5 to Djokovic

5-4 to Shapovalov

4-4 to Djokovic

4-3 to Shapovalov

3-3 to Djokovic

3-2 to Shapovalov

2-2 to Djokovic

2-1 to Shapovalov, Can he stop Djokovic?

1-1 to Djokovic, we are passing 2 hour mark on court

1-0 to Shapovalov

Wimbledon Semifinals: Novak Djokovic to face Matteo Berrettini in Wimbledon finals, defeats Shapovalov in 3 sets

Djokovic one set away from 30th Wimbledon final

Djokovic vs Shapovalov 2nd set

7-5 Djokovic wins

6-5 to Djokovic

5-5 Scores level

It’s 5-5 to Shapovalov, Can he win this set?

4-4 Djokovic is changing his game

4-3 to Shapovalov, this set potentially decide the fate of this match.

3-3 to Djokovic

3-2 to Shapovalov, Centre Court cheering for the Canadian

2-2 to Djokovic as see-sawing battle begins

2-1 to Shapovalov

1-1 to Djokovic

1-0 to Shapovalov

Djokovic vs Shapovalov 1st set

Djokovic comes from behind to win 7-6 (7-3)

Djokovic breaks back!

6-6 game enters first set tie-breaker

6-5 to Djokovic

5-5 to Shapovalov, game evenly poised.

5-4 to Djokovic

5-3 to Shapovalov, a game away from clinching the opening set

4-3 to Djokovic

4-2 Shapovalov stretches his lead over World No.1

3-2 to Shapovalov

2-2 to Djokovic

2-1 Shapovalov has the early breakthrough

1-1 to Shapovalov

1-0 to Djokovic

Warmup underway

NOTE: There is a possibility of rain.

Wimbledon Semifinals: Novak Djokovic to face Matteo Berrettini in Wimbledon finals, defeats Shapovalov in 3 sets

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(with AFP inputs)