After reaching the Wimbledon final, Novak Djokovic offers a lovely message to Denis Shapovalov.
Novak Djokovic applauded his defeated opponent, who wept on the court after a tense semi-final match.
After a hard-fought Wimbledon semi-final victory that puts him on the verge of tying Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the most Grand Slam titles, Novak Djokovic hailed his opponent Denis Shapovalov. After the match, the Canadian wept on the court.
The world No. 1 lavished respect on his defeated opponent, whom he defeated on Centre Court 7-6 (7-3), 7-5, 7-5.
Shapovalov is a former Wimbledon junior champion who has built a reputation for himself at this event.
The Canadian made his first Grand Slam semi-final, although he was defeated in the final at SW19.
Djokovic was also impressed by Shapovalov’s performance over the last two weeks.
“I would like everyone to give him a great round of applause for tonight and for these few weeks,” he remarked after the game.
“This was a Grand Slam semi-final, and you could tell he was emotional.
“We’re definitely going to see a lot more him in the future.” He’s a fantastic player.”
Before being broken, the Canadian served for the first set.
In the second set, he had several further chances that he did not take.
Djokovic advances to his seventh final at the All England Club after defeating Shapovalov.
The Serb now has a chance to become the first player to win a record-tying 20th Grand Slam trophy.
In Sunday’s Wimbledon final, he will face Italy’s Matteo Berrettini.