Novak Djokovic is reckoned as one of the greats of Lawn Tennis. He is currently the number one player in the world. His agility in the centre court and fast reflexes makes him stand apart from his opponents. In the ongoing Wimbledon 2021, one such exhibition of fast reflexes came from Djokovic when he was up against Denis Shapovalov in the semi-final. Djokovic showed ninja-like reflexes while returning a shot which also earned him a point.
Djokovic showed instincts while absorbing a shot from Denis and scored a point. After serving to Shapovalov from the centre, Djokovic moved to his left to return a shot. And when Denis shot one in the centre, Djokovic showed quick reflexes to bring his racket in the way of the ball to score a point. He also fell on the ground in the process but managed to score a clean point. He went on to win the match with a 7-6 (3) 7-5 7-5. With this win, he secured a spot for him in the Wimbledon final for the seventh time.
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Denis Shapovalov heartbroken after the loss
His opponent, Denis Shapovalov, showed great skill against one of the greatest of the game. Djokovic agreed to the same and admitted that he was outplayed at times by Denis. Shapovalov, however, was in tears as he felt he could have beaten Djokovic. “In terms of how I felt after the match it's and I feel terrible. I felt like I had chances today. I felt like it could have gone my way. So the fact that it didn't it's heartbreaking,” said Denis.
Djokovic will now face seventh seed Italian Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon 2021 Final on Sunday.