Wimbledon 2021 LIVE RESULTS: Clinical Djokovic into FINAL to face Italian Berrettini – latest updates

Wimbledon 2021 LIVE RESULTS: Clinical Djokovic into FINAL to face Italian Berrettini – latest updates

WIMBLEDON is entering its final stages with the men's semi-finals TODAY at SW19.

Novak Djokovic takes on Denis Shapovalov is on next as the Serb looks to defend the title he won in 2019.

And the winner takes on Italian Matteo Berrettino, who is through to his Wimbledon final after beating Hubert Hurkacz in four sets.

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  • Sam Dymond

    POINTS TO CONSIDER

    Across the course of the match, there were just 11 points between Novak Djokovic and Denis Shapovalov with the world number one winning 115 to the Canadian's 104.

    However, Djokovic – as is his wont – want them when they mattered most, and showed the importance of maintaining composure at the vital moments.

  • Sam Dymond

    GRAND MASTER

    Novak Djokovic is into his 30th Grand Slam final, and is eyeing his 20th Grand Slam title. The world number one is almost unstoppable.

    At this stage of my career, Grand Slams are everything. They are the four events that count the most in our sport, and I’ve been very privileged to make history in the sport I truly love. It fills my heart every time I hear there is something on the line that is historic, it inspires and motivates me – but at the same time, I have to balance it with being present and in the moment to win only the next match.

    Novak Djokovic

  • Sam Dymond

    NOVAK PAYS TRIBUTE

    World number one Novak Djokovic has been quick to congratulate 22-year-old Denis Shapovalov for his part in an enthralling semi-final, and believes we will see much more of the Canadian in future grand slams.

    I don’t think the scoreline says enough about [Shapovalov’s] performance and the match. He served for the first set and was probably the better player for most of the second and had many chances. I would like to give him a big round of applause for everything he has done today and these past few weeks. This has been his first semi-final of a grand slam, and you could see that he was emotional. We’re going to see a lot of him in the future, he’s a great player.

    Novak Djokovic

  • Sam Dymond

    *DJOKOVIC 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 7-5 SHAPOVALOV

    Novak Djokovic wins and will face Matteo Berrettini in Sunday's final!

    The match ends in fitting style with the world number one launching an ace beyond Denis Shapovalov for a game to love.

  • Sam Dymond

    GAME, SET AND MATCH!!
    NOVAK DJOKOVIC IS INTO THE WIMBLEDON FINAL!!

  • Sam Dymond

    THREE MATCH POINTS FOR NOVAK DJOKOVIC!

  • Sam Dymond

    DJOKOVIC 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 6-5 SHAPOVALOV*

    Djokovic is one game away from a tenth Wimbledon final!

    Shapovalov starts with a double fault, and then commits another to hand Djokovic a break point – and although he saves it with a brave second serve, he soon finds himself facing another

    Shapovalov looks to have finally been worn down by Djokovic's relentless returns, and, at the vital moment, sends a forehand long to hand the world number one the iniative.

  • Sam Dymond

    NOVAK DJOKOVIC BREAKS!
    HE WILL NOW SERVE FOR THE MATCH!

  • Sam Dymond

    *DJOKOVIC 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 5-5 SHAPOVALOV

    And serve and stay in it, he does.

    It's a game to love, sealed with a wonderful forehand winner.

  • Sam Dymond

    DJOKOVIC 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 4-5 SHAPOVALOV*

    Superb stuff from Shapovalov, who is pushing the best player in the world to the limit in what is just his ninth game at Wimbledon.

    He gets a slight piece of good fortune as a backhand clips the top of the net and drops into Djokovic's side, but he's earned it – and the hand of apology is gratefully received from the Serbian.

    Two stunning winners follow, and Shapovalov takes another game that means Djokovic will have to serve to stay in the third set.

  • Sam Dymond

    *DJOKOVIC 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 4-4 SHAPOVALOV

    A sensational drop shot from Djokovic – perhaps his forte at Wimbledon 2021 – steers him into a 30-0 lead, and from there he never looks back.

    He follows up with an ace, and then a smash at the net that has Shapovalov beaten without scoring.

  • Sam Dymond

    DJOKOVIC 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 3-4 SHAPOVALOV*

    A sensational backhand from Shapovalov shoots off the chalk at Djokovic's end of the court and saves the break point he had gifted the world number one with a double fault.

    He then saves another in fighting back to deuce, and eventually wins out to keep his dream alive.

  • Sam Dymond

    *DJOKOVIC 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 3-3 SHAPOVALOV

    It's more of the same. Shapovalov plays some brilliant, aggressive tennis but he can't find a way to wrestle a game off Djokovic on his serve.

  • Sam Dymond

    DJOKOVIC 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 2-3 SHAPOVALOV*

    Shapovalov stays calm as Djokovic fights back from 30-0 to 30-30, and eventually does enough to stave off the attack of the world number one in this game, and hold his serve.

    Midway through the third set, and this match – at two hours and 16 minutes – is only 21 minutes short of the Berrettini v Hurkacz semi-final that went to four sets. That should tell you a lot about the competitive nature of this contest.

  • Sam Dymond

    *DJOKOVIC 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 2-2 SHAPOVALOV

    We remain with serve in the third set, but this time it's a game that's relatively drama free, starting with an ace for Djokovic and ending with Shapovalov sending a shot into the net.

  • Sam Dymond

    DJOKOVIC 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 1-2 SHAPOVALOV*

    Now it's Shapovalov's turn to save two break points, doing so with a couple of big serves that Djokovic can't return into play.

    However, it's then his serves that puts him back in trouble with a double fault that requires him to save another break.

    He does so, and then shows that he has some mental toughness of his own, fighting back to hold the game and by finishing with an ace.

  • Sam Dymond

    *DJOKOVIC 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 1-1 SHAPOVALOV

    "A familiar tale for Shapovalov," states Andrew Cotter. "But does this one have a different ending?"

    Unfortunately, it doesn't, and the Canadian passes up two break points, the second when he sends a hopeful lob a yard long of the baseline. Shapovalov challenges the call, but deep down he knows he's out of hope and luck.

    Undaunted, Shapovalov forces another break with a great smash, but Djokovic pins him back with an almighty ace that prompts a celebratory roar from the Serb.

    Djokovic eventually wears his opponent down, and when Shapovalov sends a forehand out to end the game, the world number one unleashes his human elements with wide-eyed delight and a shout of approval.

  • Sam Dymond

    DJOKOVIC 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 0-1 SHAPOVALOV*

    Another off-court break, and another chance to refocus the mind.

    It's a tall order for young Shapovalov now, but he responds in spirited fashion in this game with a smashing ace and a stylish backhanded volley winner.

  • Sam Dymond

    DJOKOVIC 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 SHAPOVALOV*

    It's the second set to Djokovic, and it's all beginning to unravel for Shapovalov.

    The Canadian is deeply unhappy with how the set ends – with Djokovic awarded a point that had been called out rather than replayed – and he makes his displeasure clear to the umpire.

    It's clear that at the heart of his complaints is frustration at his missed opportunities, both in this set and the first.

    Djokovic, meanwhile, is unmoved, and has one foot in another Wimbledon final.

  • Sam Dymond

    NOVAK DJOKOVIC TAKES THE SECOND SET!

  • Sam Dymond

    DJOKOVIC 7-6 (7-3) 6-5 SHAPOVALOV*

    And there's the difference between the two players. After Shapovalov had passed up five break points in this set, Djokovic shows that he needs just one – and he doesn't even have to win it himself as his opponent double faults.

    It's a sorry way to end a frantic game of compelling tennis that at one point has Shapovalov looking up to his coaching team, and asking what more he can do.

  • Sam Dymond

    NOVAK DJOKOVIC BREAKS!

  • Sam Dymond

    *DJOKOVIC 7-6 (7-3) 5-5 SHAPOVALOV

    Both players are certainly clocking up the miles as they dart around the court, over 21 each to be exact.

    It's a display of superb athleticism from each man, but it's Djokovic that's keeping a lid on it. He draws Shapovalov to the net twice, and responds by winning the points.

    It's another service game to love.

  • Sam Dymond

    DJOKOVIC 7-6 (7-3) 4-5 SHAPOVALOV*

    Shapovalov appears to be heading for another game to love until a couple of miscues brings the score to 40-30 – and with it, some concern for the Canadian.

    However, Shapovalov keeps his composure and attacking style, and takes the game with two powerful strikes down the line.

  • Sam Dymond

    *DJOKOVIC 7-6 (7-3) 4-4 SHAPOVALOV

    Now Djokovic responds with a game to love, and it's the first untroubled service game of the Serb's for some time.

    This feels very much like a pivotal period of the match.

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