Nombak Djokovic is in the Wimbledon final. World number one Canadian Denis Shapolo won 7: 6 (7: 3), 7: 5, 7: 5. On Sunday (2pm, live ticker SPIEGEL.de; TV: Sky) the Serbs meet Matteo Beretini, where Djokovic reaches his 20th Grand Slam title. With that he will equal the record-breaking players Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
In the first set Shapolov was a brave player, surprised Djokovic with strong stop balls, and the backhand also performed somewhat better.
Meanwhile a gap could not save Shapolo to the finish – and there was not even a mini brake at the start of the tiebreak. Shapovalov finished the first set with a double mistake, as there were more mistakes.
Djokovic is vulnerable
Djokovic has been vulnerable many times in his own service games and Shapolov does not know how to use his opportunities. That’s why Shapovalov knew when the chair got into a loud discussion with the referee after the second sentence.
That too ran through the third sentence. Djokovic only defended mostly, somehow bringing the balls back. The rallies lasted and became the most aggressive Shapovalov. As a result, he made significantly more mistakes. In the end, Shapovalov attacked 36 unregulated errors, Djokovic only 15.
Although the match lasted only three sets, Djokovic reached his 30th Grand Slam final after scoring his first match point 2:44 hours later. After the game, Djokovic also said: “As a result nothing was said about the game,” Shapolov played very well.