An hour and a half of excellent tennis wasn’t enough Yannick Sener To achieve the great achievement of eliminating the Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic. The 20-year-old South Tyrol player made all the Italian fans dream of going two sets to 0 but then had to succumb to the comeback of the killer Serb who, after going for a makeover in the locker room, changed his face. Speed, he didn’t make mistakes, and ended up establishing himself for him 5-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 In 3 hours and 35 minutes. In the semi-finals, he will meet Britain’s Cameron Norrie, who defeated Belgium’s David Goffin 3-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 in three hours and 31 minutes.
Djokovic, successful as a cannibal
The culprit doesn’t have much to blame. In the end, Djokovic won the match, firing an autopilot. From the start of the third set, the Serb started serving very well (93% of the points he scored with the first set), and in fact, he didn’t miss a ball anymore (only 5 valid fouls versus 19 in the first two sets). Blue can only complain of a (physiological) decrease in first transmission ratios. But other than that he did everything he could. Along the way he tried to break through by increasing the frequency of the exchanges but as the minutes went by, Djokovic was very good at changing shots and finding increasingly sharp corners.
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by Jacopo Manfredi
Sinner, defeat deserves victory
However, Sener’s defeat should be hailed as a victory. Suffice it to say that the last two who managed to get Djokovic into the fifth set in the last 5 years at Wimbledon were Federer (in the 2019 final) and Nadal, in the 2018 semi-finals. Further confirmation that the blue tennis player is truly on the right path to becoming a champion with capital” C”.
Women: A Mother Maria’s Tale, semi-finalist at age 35
Djokovic, who racked up his 30th straight win at Wimbledon, will now face, logically, the winner of the match between Nouri and Goffin. Meanwhile, in the German women’s championship Tatiana Maria, N. 103 from the world, who is almost 35 years old and is a mother of two girls (with a second child born in 2021), improved her Grand Slam record by reaching the semi-finals. 22-year-old citizen Jules Niemeyer, N. 97, who for a long time will not forget the missed opportunity of being ahead of a set and then 4-2 in the third. As for Maria, the next obstacle will be Tunisia’s Anas Jabeur, ranked number two in the world and number 3 in the rankings, who beat Czech Marie Bozkova, ranked 66 in the WTA rankings, by a score of 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in an hour and 49 min.