On July 8, at 15:00 Moscow time, Djokovic will play against Norrie in the semifinals of Wimbledon. Will Novak continue his winning streak at this TBSH? Bookmakers consider the Serb a clear favorite of the meeting.
Djokovic is a 35–year-old Serbian tennis player, the 3rd racket of the world. He has won only one trophy so far this season (the Masters in Rome). At Wimbledon, he is the No. 1 favorite, because he has consistently won here since 2018. The path to the semifinals was not easy. In the first round, Kwon Seong-woo gave him a fight: 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. After that, he had no difficulties in the fights against Kokkinakis and Ketsmanovich, giving only one game on his serve, and in the 1/8 finals he confidently dealt with Tim Van Rijthoven: 6-1, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. In the 1/4 finals, the Serb made his fans nervous, losing the first two games to Sinner, but then confidently won three subsequent sets: 5-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.
Norrie is a 26–year-old British tennis player, the 12th racket of the world. This season he has already won two trophies (Delray Beach and Lyon), and also reached the final in Acapulco, where he lost to Nadal. I was not impressed at major clay tournaments, as well as on grass in Eastbourne and London. The path to the semifinals at Wimbledon can be divided into two parts: three easy three-set victories (Andujar, Johnson and Paul) and two strong-willed victories in five-set confrontations with Munar and Goffin.
Personal meeting statistics
The only face-to-face meeting ended with a very easy victory for Djokovic: 6-2, 6-1. It was a match of the group stage of the Final tournament of last season.
- Djokovic is a 6–time Wimbledon winner (2011, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2021).
- Novak has not lost at Wimbledon for 26 matches in a row.
- The semifinal at Wimbledon 2022 is Norrie's best result at the TBSH.
Forecast from LiveResult.ru
Both guys approach the face-to-face meeting after five-set confrontations, but at the same time they had two days of rest, and this is more than enough to restore strength. Whatever it was, an equal fight in the semifinals is not worth waiting for: the stands inspire and help Cameron, but this will not be enough. It is not at all clear why the Briton can create serious problems for Djokovic: he does not have a stable cannon feed, there is no sharp reception, and he will not be able to tire the Serb in the draws. Novak can "give" one set, but no more.