Wimbledon, CF, Novak Djokovic v. Jannik Sinner 5-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 In recent years, Novak Djokovic has been intractable at Wimbledon, lifting four consecutive titles on the London grass between 2018 and 2022. Few, however, have come closer to toppling the 21-time Grand Slam champion in London than Jannik Sinner, who came close to victory in the quarterfinals this year.
In a high-quality duel, Sinner focused on Djokovic’s serve from the start, breaking serve four times to move two sets ahead. The Italian put in a good display of big shots and put the Serb in trouble, who seemed to be engaged in a physical battle.
So much so that he came close to suffering his first loss at Wimbledon since 2017. But he recovered. He showed his great mentality to survive Sinner in a tough exchange, managing to flip the script in the middle of the match.
The top seed sealed the only break of the third set before escaping 4-0 in the fourth set en route to the final. With an inspired Djokovic, he made good on his own in an incredible fifth set. He gave Sinner few free points and landed some spectacular winners.
The top seed at Wimbledon pulled off the match 5-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in three hours and 35 minutes. “I have to give a huge congratulations on his great fight today to Jannik,” Djokovic acknowledged. “I am sure that he will have many opportunities on the big stages.
He is very mature for his age, he has established himself in the Top 10-15 in recent years”. Djokovic would go on to win the title at SW19, after beating Cameron Norrie in the semi-finals and Nick Kyrgios in the final.
Srdjan comments on Djokovic
Novak Djokovic has been recognized as the “best ambassador of Serbia in the world” by the association 321 Serbia. But having been unable to attend the ceremony, his father, Srdjan, collected the prize for him and delivered an extremely strong speech on Nole’s childhood in the former Yugoslavia.
“Novak worked during the bombings and the sanctions, the destruction of Serbia and the Serbian people. He rose from the ashes that were sprinkled on us. Novak showed that nothing is impossible when you really want it. In the worst moments, he trained under the bombs, but he did not give up.
With his work and his efforts, he showed that he came from a fantastic nation, the Serbian nation. Be proud to be Serbs and that Novak is part of the Serbian people”, proclaimed the father of the man with 21 Grand Slam titles.
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