Wimbledon will have the final expected by the entire tennis world: the Serbian Novak Djokovic, current champion and number two in the world in the ATP ranking, and the Spanish Carlos Alcaraz, number one in the ranking, will define the final of the third Grand this Sunday in London Slam of the season, with the special seasoning that the first place in the ranking will also be at stake.
With high-level tennis, but above all with surgical precision to hit at the decisive moments of the match, Djokovic beat Italian Jannik Sinner (8) in the first turn 6-3, 6-4 and 7-6 (7- 4) in two hours and 46 minutes, and qualified for his ninth final at this Grand Slam. The Serbian, seven times champion in the All England, seeks his fifth consecutive coronation, to emulate the Swede Bjorn Borg, dominator between 1976 and 1980, and the Swiss Roger Federer, champion between 2003 and 2007. Alcaraz, 20, defeated in the other semifinal to the Russian Daniil Medvedev by triple 6-3, with a final point of extraordinary definition by the tennis player born in Murcia.
In the match that started the day, Djokovic took advantage of his chances and set a much easier score than the development of the match was. The Italian, on the contrary, did not know how to capitalize on the opportunities that he generated and paid for it with defeat. Even the best example was the third set, when he had two set points to discount, but he did not take advantage of them and Djokovic forced the tie break, where he showed all his personality to close the match. “The third set could have been for him, he missed some shots and allowed me to go to the tiebreaker. I feel a lot of motivation and I’m inspired to play the tennis that I love,” said the Serbian after his victory over the Italian, whom he had already beaten on last year in five sets.
Djokovic, 36, has 7,595 points in the world ranking and remains below Alcaraz (7,675), but the winner on Sunday will keep the prize from Monday.
The Spaniard, meanwhile, showed his best version to overcome Medvedev in three sets and reach his first Wimbledon final. In this way, he will seek to take revenge for what happened at Roland Garros, when he fell in four sets against Djokovic after suffering severe cramps in both legs.