Djokovic Avoids Drama Against Sinner To Book 5th Consecutive Wimbledon Final

Djokovic Avoids Drama Against Sinner To Book 5th Consecutive Wimbledon Final

by Evita Mueller

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Novak Djokovic did what he needed to do by beating Jannik Sinner in three sets to book a 5th consecutive Wimbledon final.

Jannik Sinner had high hopes for this year's Wimbledon matchup against Novak Djokovic. He gave the Serbian a lot of trouble last year and was hoping to do the same this year. His play hasn't been as impressive though he mostly faced an easy draw while Djokovic had some tough matchups to overcome.

The Italian started well, forcing break points in the opening game but he didn't convert them. That would actually become a theme for this match, as Sinner rarely used his chances in this one. It wasn't the best performance from the Italian who had a few solid moments but for the most part largely disappointed.

Djokovic immediately broke him after saving the break points and then cruised comfortably in the rest of the set. Even when Sinner found break points or minor chances, he would find a way to completely throw them away. Djokovic had all the responses and found better solutions compared to last year though he rarely had to be brilliant.

The second set largely went the same way as Sinner once again allowed an early break and despite fighting his way to some chances, the Italian didn't use them. If you look at his stats for this match they are largely solid, there is nothing that would stick out but those crucial rallies all went Djokovic's way.

Another crucial thing that Djokovic had working in this match was the serve, it was his best serving performance of the event in terms of when he was able to find a great one. It was always in those tough moments when he really needed an easy one.

Sinner was largely the more aggressive player but he wasn't as overwhelming with it. He had far more winners and more errors but it never amounted to much because he couldn't find something extra when he needed to. The final set finally saw Sinner win some crucial rallies as he wiggled out of a tough 0-40 situation at the start of it.

That sort of boosted his play a little bit but he was still far too inconsistent with it to trouble a very focused Djokovic. The Italian ultimately got a slight decline in Djokovic's play which gave him a golden chance at 5-4 in the 3rd set. 40-15 and two set points but once again, he didn't use it. He was 0/6 on break points at that time.

The set concluded in the tiebreak, one in which Sinner started well but once again couldn't really hold the level high. From 0-2 down, Djokovic turned it around 5-4. He then closed it out with two solid rallies.

The final score was 6-4 6-3 7-6(4) for the Serbian, who had 11 aces, 33 winners, and 21 unforced errors. He will face the winner of the match between Daniil Medvedev and Carlos Alcaraz in the final.


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