Djokovic Equals Federer's Wimbledon Semi-Finals Record After De Minaur's Withdrawal

Djokovic Equals Federer's Wimbledon Semi-Finals Record After De Minaur's Withdrawal

by Zachary Wimer

Once upon a time, Roger Federer was considered the King of Wimbledon, but Novak Djokovic has equaled almost every one of his records over the past few years.

The Serbian didn't start as a huge force on the green low-bouncing surface because the Swiss Maestro was still dominating on the surface when he was rising as a young up-and-coming player on the ATP Tour.

The first Grand Slam Djokovic won was in Australia, but over the following decade, Djokovic established himself as one of the best grass players. Beating Federer in the 2019 Wimbledon final was a passing-the-torch moment because since then, the Serbian player has added a couple more triumphs at SW19, equalling many milestones that Federer set during his career.

The Swiss Ace was the undisputed king of Wimbledon, but that is changing. Djokovic arguably has an equally good case for it, especially if he manages to win an eighth title at Wimbledon this year, which would equal the number of titles that Federer won in London.

He has already equaled several milestones, one of which happened after he advanced to the semi-final of the 2024 Wimbledon. Djokovic was supposed to play Alex de Minaur in the quarter-final, but the match wasn't played because the Australian was forced to withdraw due to an injury.

That sent Djokovic to the semi-final, equalling Federer's number of semi-finals at the event. It's the 13th time Djokovic has reached the Wimbledon semi-final, something only the retired Swiss player has done in the Open Era, which is a significant achievement.

Grass is a tricky surface, and having this type of consistency is certainly hard to achieve. Prior to last year's final at Wimbledon, Djokovic went a decade unbeaten on the Centre Court until Carlos Alcaraz snapped that streak with an epic five-set win in the final.


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