Novak Djokovic closer to securing his 20th Grand Slam after cruising past Denis Shapovalov – Asia Despatch

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Novak Djokovic takes one step closer to securing his 20th Grand Slam after cruising past Canada’s rising star Denis Shapovalov to reach the Wimbledon final

  • Novak Djokovic beat Canada’s rising star Denis Shapovalov on Friday afternoon 
  • He will look to claim his 20th Grand Slam and fourth Wimbledon title in a row
  • The 34-year-old is also looking to achieve the famous calendar Grand Slam
  • Djokovic will face Matteo Berrettini in Sunday’s men’s singles final on Sunday  











Novak Djokovic is just one Wimbledon win away from reaching Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer’s all-time Grand Slam record after reaching this year’s Wimbledon final.  

The 34-year-old beat Canada’s rising star Denis Shapovalov in their semi-final clash on Friday afternoon to reach his 30th Grand Slam final. 

As a result, he will now look to claim his 20th Grand Slam and fourth consecutive Wimbledon title by overcoming Matteo Berrettini in Sunday’s men’s singles final. 

Novak Djokovic (above) beat Canada's rising star Denis Shapovalov on Friday afternoon

Novak Djokovic (above) beat Canada’s rising star Denis Shapovalov on Friday afternoon

Djokovic defeated 10th seed Shapovalov 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 7-5 in two hours and 44 minutes on Friday night. 

He was a break down in the first two sets but bounced back to win them both thanks to some big points and several unforced errors from his opponent.

The result marks Shapovalov’s seventh straight loss to Djokovic but did represent his best run at a Grand Slam.

While Djokovic has now become the favourite to win this summer’s Championship and should he do the business, he will pick up his third Grand Slam title of 2021. 

That will see him become just the third male player to ever achieve the calendar Grand Slam.  

More to follow… 

The result will see Shapovalov (above) crash out of Wimbledon and Djokovic progress on

The result will see Shapovalov (above) crash out of Wimbledon and Djokovic progress on 

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