Ahead of Wimbledon, the journey of a man who said, “I still want to win at major tournaments. I’m still hungry,” continues.
Novak Djokovic (36, Serbia, world No. 2) now has only one match left to achieve his 24th major tournament victory (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open) and a historic 8th Wimbledon title.
On the 14th (local time) at the Wimbledon men’s singles semifinals held in London, UK, Djokovic defeated the 14-year-younger world No. 8, Matteo Berrettini (22, Italy), in a 2-hour 47-minute match with a set score of 3-0 (6-3, 6-4, 7-6<7-4>) and advanced to the tournament final. It is Djokovic’s 35th career appearance in a major tournament final.
In the first two sets, the “legend” overwhelmed the “young talent.” Djokovic kept Berrettini off balance and did not allow him to break his serve, securing the first two sets.
In the third set, both players held their serve diligently, leading to a tiebreak. At one point, Berrettini took a 3-1 lead, seemingly gaining the upper hand. However, the experienced Djokovic remained unfazed, displaying relentless focus. He staged a comeback, reversing the score to 5-4, and ultimately secured the victory by successfully defending two given service points.
On this day, Djokovic had a higher number of aces (11-8) compared to Berrettini, but he trailed in winners (33-44). Nevertheless, with fewer unforced errors (21-35) and stable game management, Djokovic emerged triumphant.
If Djokovic lifts the Wimbledon trophy in this tournament, he will set numerous records. Objectively speaking, there is no denying that he is the “GOAT” (Greatest of All Time) in men’s tennis based on the objective numbers.
Since 2018, Djokovic has never lost at Wimbledon and has maintained a streak of 34 consecutive victories. If he reaches the top in this tournament, he will taste the Wimbledon trophy for the 8th time in his career (previously won in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2021, and 2022), becoming the undisputed winner of the 24th major tournament. He will be able to stand shoulder to shoulder with the “Emperor” Roger Federer (42, Switzerland, retired), who holds the record for the most Wimbledon men’s singles titles (8). Additionally, as Wimbledon was not held in 2020 due to the pandemic, Djokovic will also achieve a “5-year consecutive victory” at Wimbledon.
Djokovic will face the winner of the Carlos Alcaraz (20, Spain, No. 1) – Daniil Medvedev (27, Russia, No. 3) match in the final. 토토사이트