Novak Djokovic vs. Denis Shapovalov live score, updates, highlights from 2021 Wimbledon semifinals

It will never be effortless. Even Denis Shapovalov appreciates it.

“Very well, definitely he is the ideal player in the entire world but, you know, I consider,” the Canadian said in advance of pausing and flashing another smile as the crowd obtained powering him just after his five-set quarterfinal get. “Anything is doable and when you seem at the scoreboard initially detail on, what ever it is, Friday it really is likely to be -. So that’s it. Nothing else matters. It’s a tennis match and it could go possibly way … I consider anything is doable.”


Experiencing Novak Djokovic, the entire world No. 1 aiming for Grand Slam title No. twenty, is never effortless. Especially when Djokovic is midway to a Grand Slam just after titles at the Australian and French Opens and could even snag a Golden Slam with a gold medal in a handful of weeks. And not when the guy has, “formally,” six wins against you to your none and you have only received two sets in those matches.

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But this is the detail, this is not the exact same Shapovalov.

The Richmond Hill, Ont., native has revealed maturity and growth this season, especially at the All England Club. He even noted it just after beating Karen Khachanov in the quarters by drawing on what he learned from a five-set heartbreak at the 2020 US Open up. Showcasing a far more all-close to recreation, a calmer recreation, the lefty has put aside any inquiries that he has arrived. And, to boot, he is crushed a legend — and the crowd — already this tournament, having despatched hometown hero Andy Murray packing in the 3rd spherical. 

Additionally, he can attract on a person far more detail.

As described he is “formally” experiencing a -6 record against Djokovic. But it really is not seriously the whole tale. Why? Since the duo has experienced a person far more meeting that didn’t count on the ATP Tour. They confronted off at an exhibition Wimbledon tune-up called The Boodles back again in 2019. The ultimate score was seven-6(three), 6-four. The winner? Denis Shapovalov.

Novak Djokovic vs. Denis Shapovalov are living updates, highlights from Wimbledon

(All moments are Japanese)

3rd set

Shapovalov leads one-

The Canadian settles down and wins the initially recreation of the 3rd set on five factors — irrespective of slipping on his 2nd recreation point.

twelve:28 pm. — As Djokovic makes use of the break to leave the court, Shapovalov yells at the chair umpire about his calling the recreation.

Second set: Djokovic wins seven-5

Djokovic wins seven-5

Shapovalov goes down thirty- as his passing shot is broad and forty- as Djokovic executes the provide-and-volley to perfection. Djokovic with a company winner to take the set.

Djokovic leads 6-5

Djokovic is having a large amount of difficulties returning the provide of Shapovalov in this a person and the Canadian goes up thirty-15 as he pounces on negative returns. However, Djokovic would break the youngster as he double faults. 

Tied 5-5

He are unable to. Instead, it really is Djokovic who degrees the set, needing just four factors.

Shapovalov leads 5-four

Soon after jumping out to forty-, Djokovic receives two factors in advance of Shapovalov ultimately receives Djokovic to hit a negative backhand. Now the dilemma is: Can the Canadian amount the match?

Tied four-four

An effortless maintain by Djokovic to tie things up.

Shapovalov leads four-three

Shapovalov exhibiting his contact as he wins two straight factors with a volley winner and then a dropshot volley to go up forty-. He wins the recreation with another provide that Djokovic has difficulties returning.

Tied three-three

Soon after a very long rally, Djokovic sends the forehand broad and Shapovalov all over again has a double break point probability. 1 break point saved as Shapovalov’s backhand goes broad and the 2nd saved off a company winner. At deuce, on a very long rally, Shapovalov sends the forehand into the internet. On Advert In, the Canadian hits the passing shot down the line and waves his hands to the crowd to get associated. Djokovic all over again receives the edge as he hits a desperation volley in close proximity to his head in advance of firing an ace broad for the recreation.

Shapovalov leads three-two

Soon after a significant mishit, the telecast shows a spectator wearing a shirt that reads Shapovalov’s rally cry from just two days in the past: “Anything is doable.” He then wins the next four factors.

Tied two-two

Djokovic provide-and-volleying but the volley goes very long to make it -thirty. He then double faults and Shapovalov has three break factors. Djokovic saves a person as he hits powering Shapovalov but it was not a comfy-searching shot. He saves another as he forces the youngster off the court and finishes with the effortless volley. Now thirty-forty, and Shapovalov sends the forehand into the internet and its deuce. Djokovic receives the Advert as he hits powering Shapovalov and then Shapovalov sends another shot into the internet.

Shapovalov leads two-one

Shapovalov goes up thirty- many thanks to a forehand winner that clipped the tape and a Djokovic forehand return that goes very long. The Serbian then sends the backhand into the internet to make it forty-. Djokovic’s forehand strategy goes very long and things are on provide in the 2nd set.

Tied one-one

Down thirty-, Shapovalov with a deep return that leads to a mishit by Djokovic on the off-stability shot. But off a very long baseline rally, he sends the backhand into the internet to make it forty-15. With it forty-thirty, Shapovalov stops the point as he thinks the Djokovic shot was very long and wants it reviewed. The replay shows it clipped the line and Shapovalov can’t feel it.

Shapovalov leads one-

Shapovalov serves to begin the set. On the initially point, Shapovalov exhibiting terrific movement as he receives a stab volley and then nails the overhead. He wins the 2nd point with a forehand volley winner and the 3rd and fourth points off serves down the center that Djokovic can’t get back again. The Canadian with a significant, “C’mon,” just after the recreation.

Very first set: Djokovic wins seven-6(three)

Djokovic wins tiebreak seven-three

Djokovic served initially.

  • Shapovalov tracks down the Djokovic dropshot and hits the winner. Shapovalov leads one-
  • Shapovalov attempts his own drop shot and it does not get across the internet. Tied one-one
  • Shapovalov mishits backhander broad. Djokovic leads two-one
  • A further small ball, but this a person Shapovalov hits it into the internet. Djokovic leads three-one
  • Djokovic double fault. Djokovic leads three-two
  • Shapovalov hits the forehand into the internet. Djokovic leads four-two
  • Extensive rally and Shapovalov’s passing shot goes broad. Djokovic leads 5-two
  • Djokovic sends the backhand into the internet. Djokovic leads 5-three
  • A minimal provide-and-volley by Djokovic. Djokovic leads 6-three
  • Double fault byShapovalov. Djokovic wins seven-three.

Tied 6-6

v will now want to maintain to pressure a tiebreak. He goes up thirty- with a fantastic backhand down the line and forty- with a swinging forehand volley off the weak return. He sends the set to a tiebreak as Djokovic’s return goes very long.

Djokovic leads 6-5

Djokovic shifting a great deal better and locating his recreation retains provide.

Tied 5-5

Can the Ontario kid close out the set?

The recreation commences off with two unforced faults by Shapovalov. But then he receives Djokovic to hit the provide into the internet to make it 15-thirty. Soon after a overview overturned an out call on a Shapovalov shot, he receives an ace on Djokovic’s backhand aspect to make it thirty-all.

Earning Djokovic shift close to the baseline, Shapovalov sets himself up for an effortless winner but sails it very long to give the World No. one a break point. He saves the break as Djokovic’s return sets up a swinging volley winner. Shapovalov then has two backhand faults to give Djokovic the recreation.

Shapovalov leads 5-four

Down forty-, Shapovalov fights back again to get to deuce with some pinpoint shotmaking. Djokovic closes out the recreation as Shapovalov has difficulties returning serves.

Shapovalov leads 5-three

Djokovic having some difficulties with the Shapovalov provide, location up effortless winners for the Canadian. He sets up two winners with inadequate returns in advance of sending his recreation-point provide into the internet.

Shapovalov leads four-three

Massive-time return by Shapovalov to go up 15- in advance of Djokovic degrees the recreation. He would go up forty-thirty and close out the recreation with an ace down the T.

Shapovalov leads four-two

Shapovalov building Djokovic seem human. The Serbian with three straight forced faults and then Shapovalov finishes the recreation with an ace.

Shapovalov leads three-two

And then Djokovic follows with a maintain on five factors.

Shapovalov leads three-one

What a maintain by the Canadian as he wins four straight factors.

Shapovalov leads two-one

Shapovalov exhibiting a assortment, as he rips the shot down the line location up the strategy shot winner to get double break factors. Djokovic saves the initially a person as Shapovalov sends the backhand into the internet. Then saves another as Shapovalov has difficulties with the cross-court shot and sends the recreation to deuce. Soon after Djokovic double faults, Shapovalov’s backhand just after a very long rally are unable to be returned and he can take the lead. A significant fist-pump from the 22-calendar year-aged.

Tied one-one

Shapovalov coming into the internet far more recently degrees the recreation at 15-all with a forehand volley winner. He then fires up an ace to get it thirty-thirty and wins the recreation as Djokovic returns his 2nd provide into the internet.

Djokovic leads one-

The Serbian wins the initially recreation on four factors, two through winners.


eleven:forty one a.m. — Match on

eleven:39 a.m.  — Warmups underway with the roof open. Looks a minimal overcast and there is a probability of rain for each

eleven:34 a.m. — Gamers walk out on to the court. 

eleven:thirty a.m. — Winner will experience Matteo Berrettini. He defeated Hubert Hurkacz, 6-three, 6-, 6-seven(three), 6-four

How to view Novak Djokovic vs. Denis Shapovalov

  • Start time: 11 a.m. ET
  • Television set channel: ESPN | TSN3/4 (Canada)
  • Stay stream: ESPN | fuboTV | (Canada)

The two Wimbledon semifinals, commencing with 14th-seeded Hubert Hurkacz experiencing No. seven seed Matteo Berrettini at 8:thirty a.m. ET, will be revealed on ESPN in the United States. Fans in Canada can view on TSN3 and TSN4. 

Djokovic and Shapovalov are expected to begin at 11 a.m. ET, whilst the initially match could impression when their match receives underway.

For those who want to stream the matches, ESPN3 and ESPN+ by way of the ESPN application will have access, as will fuboTV. A subscription to fuboTV features a totally free seven-working day demo. In Canada, are living stream access will be out there on or the TSN Application.

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