Novak Djokovic overcame a slow start to defeat Andrey Rublev 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 and reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for the 12th time. Discover how Novak Djokovic Grinds Down Andrey Rublev to Claim Wimbledon Semi Final Place.
Djokovic, the defending champion, was broken in the opening game of the match and never looked comfortable in the first set. However, he found his range in the second set and broke Rublev three times to take control of the match.
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Rublev, the world No. 8, fought hard in the third set but Djokovic was too good on the big points. The Serbian star broke Rublev in the ninth game to take the set and then broke him again in the third set to seal the victory.
Novak Djokovic will face Jannik Sinner in the Wimbledon semi final. The Italian star defeated Carlos Alcaraz in a five-set thriller earlier on Tuesday.
Here are some key takeaways from the match:
- Djokovic’s serve was the difference in the match. He won 82% of his first-serve points and saved all four break points he faced.
- Rublev’s forehand was on fire in the first set, but Djokovic found a way to neutralize it in the later sets.
- Djokovic’s mental toughness was on display again. He never gave up, even when he was down a set.
This was a high-quality match between two of the best players in the world. Djokovic was the better player on the day, but Rublev can hold his head high. He played some great tennis and will be a force to be reckoned with in the future.