Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic have been compared as the Serb advances to another Wimbledon final.
After the Serb reached another Wimbledon showdown, a comparison was made between Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams.
Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been compared by Wimbledon icon John McEnroe because of their determination to overcome adversity. After defeating Denis Shapovalov in the Championships semi-final, Djokovic has reached his 30th Grand Slam final.
The Serb was put to the test by the 22-year-old, but eventually prevailed in straight sets, 7-6 7-5 7-5.
Djokovic has only dropped one set at Wimbledon, in his first-round match against British player Jack Draper, and appears to be on track to win his third Grand Slam of the year.
He’s already won the Australian Open and the French Open just a few months ago. In the semi-finals of the latter, the top seed defeated Wimbledon finalist Berrettini.
In Friday’s encounter, Shapovalov led 5-3 and was serving for the first set when Djokovic stormed back into the contest.
His ability to claw his way back into matches has drawn comparisons to three-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams.
For the past two decades, Williams and her sister Venus have dominated women’s tennis.
The 39-year-old boasts 23 Grand Slam titles to her career, but she was forced to withdraw early in the competition after slipping on the slippery centre court surface.
“The most resilient players I’ve watched, the most determined players, the players who are able to dig deeper in tougher situations and come from seemingly lost situations, match points down, etcetera,” McEnroe said while watching highlights of Djokovic’s win over Shapovalov on the BBC’s Today at Wimbledon programme.
“I’m going to say Novak Djokovic, number one, and Serena Williams, number two.
“I’ve never seen players that can keep their faith in themselves in such a difficult situation [as well as them].” Amazing.”
Djokovic is attempting to become the first tennis player since Rod Laver in 1969 to win a Golden Slam.
When a player wins all four Grand Slams in the same calendar year, it is known as a Golden Slam.
To achieve this, the 34-year-old needs first defeat Berrettini, then win the US Open later this year.
With a win at Wimbledon, he’ll tie Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer for the most Grand Slam titles with 20.
He has been suggested by Djokovic. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”