Djokovic Fights Back from Two Sets Down to Reach Wimbledon Semis

Djokovic Fights Back from Two Sets Down to Reach Wimbledon Semis Photo: TT
Novak Djokovic of Serbia in action — Photo by zhukovsky

Top seed Novak Djokovic has fought back from two sets down to defeat Italian 10th seed Jannik Sinner and reach the Wimbledon Championships semi-finals on Tuesday.

Djokovic triumphed 5-7 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-2 in three hours and 35 minutes to move a step closer to a 21st major title.

The Serbian had led 4-1 in the first set but the Italian rallied to take an early lead, before adding to that in the second with another two breaks of serve.

But Djokovic was determined, raising his game on Centre Court, with impressive ground strokes helping him claim the momentum.

“I love it,” Djokovic said about Wimbledon’s Centre Court. “I think the majority of the players would agree this is the biggest tennis tournament in the history of our game, so this court is the most important one, definitely in my career and my life.

“This court inspired me to take the tennis racquet in my hand for the first time when I was five.

“Every single time I step on this court, the love affair keeps growing, so hopefully I can maintain that run.”

Djokovic will face British hope Cameron Norrie in the semi-finals, with the ninth seed also getting through in five sets.

Norrie defeated Belgium’s David Goffin 3-6 7-5 2-6 6-3 7-5 to reach his maiden Grand Slam semi-final.

In the women’s singles, third seed Ons Jabeur reached her first major semi-finals too, getting past Marie Bouzkova 3-6 6-1 6-1.

Jabeur will face German 34-year-old Tatjana Maria who beat countrywoman Jule Niemeier 4-6 6-2 7-5.

Ben somerford
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