Reigning champion Novak Djokovic completes remarkable comeback from two sets down to beat 10th seed Jannik Sinner in Wimbledon quarter-final, as world No 1 moves a step closer to his FOURTH straight SW19 crown
- Novak Djokovic completes remarkable comeback to beat Italian Jannik Sinner
- The Serbian found himself two sets down to the 10th seed in the last eight clash
- World No 1 then cruised to win the third set, putting 20-year-old on the back foot
- The reigning champion sealed back-to-back set wins to reach the semi-finals
Novak Djokovic pulled off a huge comeback to seal a place in the Wimbledon semi-finals with a fifth set victory over 10th seed Jannik Sinner.
The world No 1 found himself two sets down to the Italian and staring down the barrel of a straight-sets defeat on Centre Court – but the Serb managed to up the intensity and pull a set back himself, winning the third set emphatically 6-3.
With the wind in his sails, Djokovic broke Sinner’s serve twice in the first three games before racing into a 4-0 lead unanswered in the fourth set, putting the pressure fully back on Sinner.
Novak Djokovic pulled off a huge comeback to seal a place in the Wimbledon semi-finals
The 20-year-old Italian Jannik Sinner (pictured) made an impressive start taking a two set lead
The world No 1 found himself two sets down to the 10th seed Sinner in the quarter-final match
The 10th seed had an injury scare at 5-2 down in the fourth, going over on his ankle which saw his opponent hop the net to come to his aid.
The 20-year-old picked himself up and dusted himself off to carry on, much to the delight of the Centre Court crowd.
However, Djokovic then served out the fourth set to get himself back level with the Italian, setting up stunning a final-set finale.
The Serb managed to up the intensity and pull a set back himself with a 6-3 win in the third set
Djokovic then served out the fourth set to get himself back level with the Italian at Wimbledon
The 20-time grand slam winner Djokovic then won 6-2 in the fifth set to seal the victory
The 20-time grand slam winner Djokovic then won 6-2 in the fifth set to reach the semi-finals.
It means Djokovic has still not lost a match on Centre Court in nine years – since Andy Murray beat him in the final in 2013.
Djokovic has not been able to add to his 20 major titles this year after being deported before the Australian Open following a COVID-19 standoff and then losing to Rafa Nadal in the quarter-finals of the French Open.
He keeps his hopes alive of adding to that record at Wimbledon.
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Djokovic has not been able to add to his 20 major titles this year, but keeps hopes alive