Mens Wimbledon SF Results
Novak Djokovic (1) d Denis Shapovalov 7-6(3) 7-5 7-5
The 10th seed started off very strong, breaking Djokovic in the 3rd game of the match. Djokovic, being the best returner on tour, broke back when Shapo was serving for the set. Serving for a set in Wimbledon Semi Final against the world no 1 is no simple task, and with a double fault in the game, the nerves were sure stacked on the Canadian.
Shapovalov honestly played a fantastic match for the most part, creating more break point opportunities, but not converting 1/11 (9%) vs 3/10 (30%) for Djokovic. Shapovalov remained aggressive, which was pivotal in the match, creating 40 winners compared to Novak's 33 winners, but also hitting 36 unforced errors compared to Novak's 15 for the match. An unbelievable stat.
Matteo Berrettini (7) d Hubert Hurkacz (14) 6-3 6-0 6-7(3) 6-4
Berretttini played his best match on grass this season, winning 86% of first serves compared to just 68% for the 14th seed. This match was going to be based around who can win their big serves, and it was the Italian train staying on track, breaking 6 times and not allowing the Hurkacz to break at all. 22 aces to 5 was another highlight that really stuck out.
Berrettini had some questions on his worthyness to be in a final, often being inconsistent, but knows how to turn it on, especially mentally in the second set here. Berrettini played a fantastic match as preparation into the final on Sunday afternoon.