Wimbledon 2021: Novak Djokovic to face Matteo Berrettini at finals

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Novak Djokovic repelled the threat of young Canadian Denis Shapovalov to stay on course for his sixth Wimbledon crown and record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title by reaching the men’s singles final.

On his 16th consecutive appearance at the All England Club, the world No 1 and top seed reached his seventh Wimbledon final after defeating 22-year-old Shapovalov, making his Grand Slam semi-final debut, 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 7-5.

It means the Serbian, who has already claimed the Australian Open and Roland Garros titles this year, is through to his 30th Grand Slam final where he will go up against Italian seventh seed Matteo Berrettini.

Djokovic now has his sights set on a third consecutive Wimbledon triumph, as well as equalling Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s record for most Grand Slam men’s singles titles, when he walks out on Centre Court this Sunday.

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