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Novak Djokovic defeats Jannik Sinner in rally Wimbledon semifinals

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1st seed Novak Djokovic rebounded from 2 sets on Tuesday, defeating 10th seed Italian Jannik Sinner to advance to the Wimbledon semi-finals.

Djokovic wasted a big lead in the first set and was confused in the second set, but found his energy in the third set and the rest 5-7, 2-6, London 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory.

The 20-year-old thinner who played in the first Wimbledon quarterfinals seemed nervous on the first set, leaving Djokovic with a 4-1 cushion at the service break. However, Sinner defeated Djokovic in two of Serbia's next three service games, leading 6-5 and contributing to the set.

The stunned Djokovic couldn't rebound in the second set, lost two serves and only hit five winners against seven unforced errors. It was. Shinner hit 11 winners compared to 5 unforced errors.

However, Djokovic took a break between the second and third sets. This included looking in the mirror and encouraging myself.

"There isn't much going on on the court positively when it comes to tennis, and sometimes you know you need these things if the other guys on the court dominate the play. "Djokovic said on his on-a post-match court interview. "As you know, we'll take a break, talk a bit, and try to recover. I think we'll put together our thoughts, reassemble everything we have, and come to our opponents in the best possible game."

And his strategy worked.

In the third set, a 35-year-old player scored points at 85% of his first serve, hitting 11 winners compared to three forced errors.

"I was fortunate to be able to start the third set well," Djokovic said. "I broke his serve early in the set, and I think it boosted my confidence, and I was a little skeptical of his game, his move, and many. I think the experience of playing this stage in the match helped me a little to deal with the pressure and to deal with it. "

Djokovic had two service breaks and then three hours and 35 minutes of the match. In the 4th set, he jumped to a 4-0 lead and thinner could not recover.

Twenty-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic is aiming for four consecutive Wimbledon Championships and a seventh overall victory. In the semi-finals, he will face either Cameron Norrie of England or David Goffin of Belgium.

Djokovic only praised his opponent, Shinner, on Tuesday.

"I'm sure he has a lot of opportunities on the big stage," Djokovic said. "He's very mature at his age and is now well established — he's a top 10 and top 15 player in the last few years. He had plenty of time and was disappointed today, but very much. It was a good tournament. "

– Field-level media