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Novak Djokovic defeats Jannik Sinner to advance to Wimbledon 2022 semi-finals


Just when Novak Djokovic’s troubling year looked like another low, he saved his bid for a fourth consecutive Wimbledon title by coming back from two sets to beat Italy’s Jannik Sinner on Tuesday. The Serbian top seed had all sorts of problems against the inspired 20-year-old after being outplayed for two sets, but came back strong to win 5-7 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-2.

In the end, there was an air of inevitability about the outcome as the seasoned 35-year-old took control to reach his 43rd Grand Slam semi-final and 11th at Wimbledon.

Djokovic was unable to add to his 20 major titles this year after being sent off ahead of the Australian Open following a COVID-19 showdown and then losing to Rafa Nadal in the quarterfinals. French Open final.

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But he kept alive the prospect of facing second seed Nadal in Sunday’s final with a stunning comeback, the seventh time in his career he has triumphed after losing the opening two sets.

Sinner, who wanted to follow in the footsteps of compatriot Matteo Berrettini who reached the final last year, showed why he was considered a future Grand Slam champion, but faltered in the onslaught of Djokovic .

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When the Serb produced a miraculous backhand on the slide to earn a break in the seventh game of the fifth set, ending on his stomach in a superman pose, 10th seed Sinner knew he was facing a mission impossible .
The Italian chained a long volley on the next point then Djokovic wanted to love to seal the victory.

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