Djokovic is one of the best tennis players globally and has 19 Grand Slam titles to date. As he has qualified for the finals, he can make it 20 to match it with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
In the first set of the semi-finals in Wimbledon, Denis Shapovalov was taking the serve. The court was all open, and it was that one moment when Djokovic took over. Such big-point game turnarounds happen for Djokovic quite many times.
Even though he is out of his league or position in some games, his aesthetic and outstanding gameplay bring him back into the game. The mental stability of this player is what helps him win over the losing games. This confidence and effort made Shapovalov go too far to lose this game.
After losing the game, Shapovalov says that when people play against Novak, there will be certain chances that they expect to get, but they never will. Shapovalov’s eyes were red, as he just finished sobbing and was recovering himself from the loss. He also said that Djokovic is known for putting pressure on opponents at the exact time when it can turn around the game in his favor. Being his opponent, one will definitely feel it when he does that, he added.
The final is on Sunday, and Djokovic will try his best to win his 20th Grand Slam title. If he does, he will be tying the record with two of his career rivals, Nadal and Federer. In the winning speech, he said that it means everything to him; he is playing to win!
In this tournament, Djokovic was facing the newcomers in the sport. After he has defeated Shapovalov, who is 22 years old, he is now gearing up to face the powerful Matteo Berrettini- 25 years old, in the finals.
Matteo Berrettini is not going to be an easy competition for Djokovic. The step and serve he does has the power and elegance altogether. If Djokovic manages to defeat him and win the title, he will be eligible to be on track for the Golden Slam, which demands a player to win all of the four respective tournaments under the name, along with the Olympics gold medal in that same year.
There is only one person in the history of tennis who has done this, Steffi Graf, in the year 1988. Can Djokovic be the next? Stay Tuned!