Novak Djokovic came back from behind for a second consecutive match at Wimbledon. But this time the deficit was smaller and the victory much less dramatic.
Novak defeated ninth seed Cameron Norrie of Great Britain 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in the semi-finals. And brings his winning streak at the All England Club to 27. He attempts to win the tournament for the fourth time in a row.
On the hottest afternoon of the tournament so far at 30 degrees Celsius, Djokovic had a slow start and often seemed dissatisfied. He was shaking his head or casting long glances at his dressing room.
But unlike the quarterfinals, when he escaped the first two sets against Jannik Sinner before turning the tide. Djokovic took less time to gain the upper hand.
When the match ended, he blew a kiss into the audience towards someone who encouraged Norrie throughout the duel.
Djokovic will face Nick Kyrgios in the final on Sunday. Unranked, the 27-year-old Australian is playing in the final of a Grand Slam for the first time.
He didn’t need to scramble on the courts on Friday. Rafael Nadal was forced to forfeit due to torn abdominal muscles.
This will be Djokovic’s 32nd major final. It will allow him to break the summit tie he shared with Roger Federer. The 35-year-old Serbian will try to win a 21st Grand Slam tournament. Also, Wimbledon for the seventh time.
Only Federer, with eight titles, has been crowned more often than him on the London turf.
The women’s final will take place on Saturday. Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur, No. 3, will face Kazakhstan’s 17th-ranked Elena Rybakina.
This will be the first time since 1962 that Wimbledon will feature a final between two players playing a Grand Slam final for the first time.
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