Seven at the Championships, like Arthur Gore and Pete Sampras, Thirty in the Slams, only one length behind Roger Federer: if needed, Novak Djokovic is still the best among the best. Without shining, the number one of the Wimbledon 2021 seeding trivially wins the vast majority of the important points.
Needless to say, he recovers a 3-5 disadvantage during the first fraction, avoids the jeu decisif in the second and cancels a total of ten of the eleven break points he makes available. The 7-6 (3) 7-5 7-5 that he matures on the threshold of two and a half hours of play is practically a logical consequence.
It goes without saying that in the final there will be Matteo Berrettini, recently beaten in the quarter-finals on the clay-courts of Bois de Boulogne and fresh from the victory-of-life against Hubert Hurkacz.
Shapovalov tries. If tennis were a simple matter of talent, Shapovalov would usually hang out in the top four in the Majors with some consistency. Unfortunately, or fortunately, he needs something else. The Canadian, who manages to make his head and arm work at the same time during the opening leg, does not give his performance consistency: the most obvious result is his elimination in straihht sets for 7-6 (3) 7-5 7 -5.
#Wimbledon title No.6 is in reach.
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