Novak Djokovic reached the Wimbledon 2022 semi-finals after fighting back from 2 sets down to defeat Jannik Sinner 5-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 for the third time in a row.
Novak Djokovic came back from two sets down to win the quarter-final at Wimbledon 2022, where he is a 20-time Grand Slam champion.
Novak Djokovic came back from two sets down for the third time at Wimbledon against the 10th seed and 20-year-old Italian Jannik Sinner.
His only loss at Wimbledon came in 2006 when Mario Ancic beat him in a five-setter.
Djokovic maintains his dream of winning a fourth straight Grand Slam by reaching the Wimbledon semi-finals for the 26th consecutive year.
In 43 Grand Slam tournaments, Djokovic has reached the finals for the 11th time in his career.
Novak Djokovic reaches Wimbledon 2022 semifinals after battling back from two sets down to defeat Jannik Sinner
The match was won by Djokovic 5-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 after a 3-hour and 35-minute match. During the toilet break, Djokovic gave himself a “little pep talk in the mirror” after he looked completely deflated in the first two sets.
As Sinner descended from the Centre Court after a memorable campaign that included a first-round knockout of the number one seed Stanislas Wawrinka and a Round of 16 win over Carlos Alcaraz, Djokovic led the applause for Sinner.
While Sinner put on a brave show, Djokovic dominated the final three sets. During the 4th set of the match, the 20-year-old twisted his ankle while retrieving a drop shot. The Italian recovered quickly from Djokovic’s checkup but went down fighting in the final set.
Against the winner of the second quarterfinal between British No. 1 Cameron Norrie and senior Spanish campaigner David Goffin, Djokovic will make his semifinal debut.