Novak Djokovic survived a scare from Jannik Sinner to reach the Wimbledon final on Friday, winning 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-3.
The top seed was pushed to the limit by the 10th-seeded Italian, who won the first set tiebreak and had chances to take the second set as well. But Djokovic showed his experience and class to come through in the end, setting up a final against either Carlos Alcaraz or Rafael Nadal.
Djokovic had a slow start to the match, but he found his rhythm in the second set and began to dictate play. He broke Sinner’s serve twice in the set and saved all four break points he faced.
In the third set, Djokovic continued to control the match. He broke Sinner’s serve twice more and served out the match to love.
Djokovic is now one win away from a seventh Wimbledon title. He will be looking to win his fourth consecutive title at the All England Club.
The final will be a rematch of the 2021 Wimbledon final, which Djokovic won in four sets. Alcaraz and Nadal will meet in the other semifinal on Friday.
The final is scheduled to be played on Sunday.
Here are some of the key moments from the match:
- Djokovic saved all four break points he faced in the second set.
- Sinner had a chance to break Djokovic in the seventh game of the second set, but he hit a forehand wide.
- Djokovic broke Sinner’s serve in the 10th game of the second set to take the lead.
- Djokovic broke Sinner’s serve in the fourth and seventh games of the third set to seal the victory.
Djokovic’s win is a testament to his resilience and his ability to find a way to win even when he’s not playing his best tennis. He is now one win away from a seventh Wimbledon title, which would tie him with Pete Sampras for the most in the Open Era.