Denis Shapovalov has been seen crying after Novak Djokovic’s Wimbledon loss.
After losing to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon 2021 semi-final, Denis Shapovalov was observed crying.
Denis Shapovalov was overcome with emotion after losing to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon 2021 semi-final on centre court.
Despite his efforts, the Canadian was crushed by Djokovic in straight sets, 7-6 7-5 7-5.
Shapovalov was playing in his first Grand Slam semi-final, having previously only made it to the final eight of a major. That happened at the US Open last year.
He raced to a 5-3 lead and was serving for the first set when Djokovic stormed back into the contest.
The 22-year-old appeared to be affected by the situation at times. He disagreed with the umpire on two occasions.
Shapovalov had objected to a decision in the third service game of the second set, and strangely, he continued to do so even after Hawkeye revealed his call was incorrect.
Hawkeye isn’t flawless, but its predictions are frequently taken seriously by tour players.
After another call went against him, he was spotted shouting at the umpire as he dropped two sets behind.
Following the final point, Djokovic won the final set 7-5, and Shapovalov quickly exited centre court.
The World No. 12 waved to the audience and appeared to be in tears as he walked away, clearly disappointed at missing out on a maiden Grand Slam final.
The crowd inside center court gave the boy a standing ovation, which was a heartwarming moment.
Shapovalov had previously stunned Andy Murray, the former British No. 1 at the All England Club, earlier in the competition.
In the meantime, Djokovic will meet Matteo Berrettini in the final on Sunday, after the latter defeated Roger Federer’s nemesis Hubert Hurkacz in the semi-final.
The World No. 1 is aiming for a 20th Grand Slam trophy, tying him with rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Berrettini, who will be playing in his first-ever Wimbledon final, will face him in a rematch of their epic French Open semi-final.
In a tough match at Roland Garros, the Italian took Djokovic to a fourth set, but was defeated 3-6 2-6 7-6 5-7.
Djokovic went on to win his second Grand Slam of the year, breaking Nadal’s five-year dominance of the French Open.
The Serb is aiming for a Golden Globe. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”