Novak Djokovic is going for a record-equalling eight Wimbledon men’s singles title and must overcome the man who almost ruined his successful bid for a seventh in 2022.
Jannik Sinner, the 21-year-old eighth seed, gave Djokovic an almighty scare when he surged into a two-set lead during the pair’s quarterfinal meeting in SW19 last year.
Djokovic battled back to win in five, displaying his customary iron will – but the Italian youngster will have designs on finishing the job this time around.
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Novak Djokovic vs. Jannik Sinner live score
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Novak Djokovic vs. Jannik Sinner live updates, highlights from Wimbledon 2023
*Novak Djokovic 1-0 Jannik Sinner
Djokovic gets us underway under the roof. Early encouragement for Sinner as the champion stretches and can’t make a backhand volley. Now Djokovic goes wide on a fairly routine forehand. 30-30 and a second serve for the Italian to look at. In he comes, forehand winner and Sinner has a break point. Excellent, precision first serve helps him to dominate the point for deuce. A really high-quality rally follows, Sinner is really climbing into his forehand and one clocking an astonishing 104 mph earns break point number two. Fault! They feel each other out again but this time Sinner nets.
First serve percentage certainly not where Djokovic wants it to be in this opener but he gets a backhand deep and Sinner lofts out, earning a first game point. Sinner whips his latest forehand wide and his history-chasing foe gets out of a little epic.
1:30 p.m. GMT/ 8:30 a.m. ET: The players will be on court imminently. Both won their quarterfinals in four, with Djokovic dropping the opener to Andrey Rublev and Sinner being pegged back to a set apiece before going 6-2 6-2 against Roman Safiullin.
1 p.m. GMT/ 8 a.m. ET: So, will it be repeat or revenge? Djokovic, as is the case pretty much whenever he goes on court nowadays, is the strong favourite. But Sinner gave him hell before the quarterfinal between the two last year went the distance. Luxuriate in the highlights below before we get underway. Djokovic and Sinner haven’t met since.
12:30 p.m. GMT/ 7:30 a.m. ET: Hello and welcome to our coverage of men’s semifinals day at Wimbledon. Ons Jabeur and Marketa Vondrousova booked their places in Saturday’s women’s final and first up on Centre Court today Novak Djokovic will aim to stay on course for a third major this year when he takes on Jannik Sinner.
The 21-year-old Italian is one of the sport’s most exciting young stars. The best of the bunch will be up after Djokovic and Sinner, with Carlos Alcaraz facing Daniil Medvedev in the second semifinal. Buckle up: it promises to be an epic day at SW19.
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How to watch Novak Djokovic vs. Jannik Sinner at Wimbledon 2023 in Australia
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Published at Fri, 14 Jul 2023 12:47:00 +0000