Wimbledon 2021: Novak Djokovic reached his 30th Grand Slam final to meet Matteo Berrettini in the clash for the title

Defending champion Novak Djokovic advanced to his 30th Grand Slam final with a straight-set victory over Denis Shapovalov of Canada on Friday at the Centre Court. He is now into his seventh final of the tournament and one win away to succeed in his sixth Wimbledon title.


Only Roger Federer has more Grand Slam finals, Men’s singles appearances with 31 than Novak Djokovic who is now in his 30th Grand Slam finals, followed by Spaniard Rafael Nadal with 28.

Serbian significantly saved 10 of 11 breakpoints and overcame Canadian 7-6 (7/3), 7-5, 7-5 in an instantaneous semi-final to face Matteo Berrettini who became the first Italian to advance to a Wimbledon single final defeating Hubert Hurkacz of Poland who had knocked out 20 times Grand Slam master Roger Federer.

“Particularly, the Grand Slams are the most important for me at this phase of my career,” said Djokovic who is chasing a record of winning his 20th Grand Slam title that will tie him with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Shapovalov, who had arrived at his first Grand Slam semi-final departed from the court in tears. The 22-year-old who was very promising in most of the sets against the Serb earned a standing ovation for his outstanding performance throughout.

World number one, Djokovic was full of compliments for his opponent Shapovalov said via BBC: “He was possibly the better player for most of the second set.”

French Open champion will meet the Queen’s champion in the clash for the Wimbledon title on Sunday.