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Wimbledon 2021 LIVE: Djokovic vs Shapovalov latest men’s semi-finals updates after Berrettini wins

Canadian tennis stars Shapovalov and Auger-Aliassime inspire at Wimbledon

Follow all the action from the men’s singles semi-finals at Wimbledon.

The opening match on Centre Court will see Queen’s Club champion Matteo Berrettini face Hubert Hurkacz. Riding a wave of momentum coming into the tournament, Berrettini has been in impressive form throughout and produced a serving masterclass to see off Felix Auger-Aliassime in the quarter-finals. Hurkacz, though, has just pulled off perhaps the biggest victory of his career, nervelessly thrashing Roger Federer in straight sets, to reach the semi-final of a grand slam for the first time in his career.

Then it will be the turn of defending champion Novak Djokovic, who is now within touching distance of equalling Federer and Rafael Nadal’s men’s grand slam record. The Serbian has only dropped one set all tournament and will still feel fresh after a somewhat kind draw. That is not the case for Denis Shapovalov, who came through an epic five-set quarter-final against Karen Khachanov. The 22-year-old Canadian, who conquered Andy Murray emphatically in the third round, should provide a far tougher test for Djokovic, who remains the clear favourite to win his sixth Wimbledon. Follow all the action live below:

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Tom Kershaw9 July 2021 18:18
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WIMBLEDON 2021: DJOKOVIC 4-4 SHAPOVALOV

Djokovic has adapted to Shapovalov’s power and is finding great success coming into the net. A terrific rally is ended with a wonderful volley and the Serbian holds to love and breathes a sigh of relief after the titanic effort on his last service game.

Tom Kershaw9 July 2021 18:12
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Tom Kershaw9 July 2021 18:10
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WIMBLEDON 2021: DJOKOVIC 2-2 SHAPOVALOV

Shapovalov brings up three break points on Djokovic’s serve but again his composure deserts him at the crucial moment, misfiring with a routine forehand that should have sealed the game. Instead, Djokovic recovers to deuce and serves out the hold.

Tom Kershaw9 July 2021 17:57
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WIMBLEDON 2021: DJOKOVIC 1-1 SHAPOVALOV

Shapovalov stops mid-point to challenge Djokovic’s forehand at 40-30 on the Serbian’s serve. Hawk-Eye shows it clipped the baseline quite considerably but the Canadian complains disbelievingly to the umpire. It’s game Djokovic nevertheless.

Tom Kershaw9 July 2021 17:47
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WIMBLEDON 2021: DJOKOVIC 0-1 SHAPOVALOV

Shapovalov produces an impressive hold to love as if to remind Djokovic that this match is far from over. If the defending champion wasn’t already aware, a peach of a smash by Shapovalov makes sure of it.

Tom Kershaw9 July 2021 17:43
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WIMBLEDON 2021: DJOKOVIC 6 (4) – 6 (2) SHAPOVALOV

Shapovalov takes the opening point on Djokovic’s serve but promptly hands two back with unforced errors. The nerves are beginning to tell for the Canadian now. Another sloppy forehand and he finds himself 4-2 down at the switch of ends.

Tom Kershaw9 July 2021 17:33
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WIMBLEDON 2021: DJOKOVIC 6-6 SHAPOVALOV

Shapovalov holds emphatically to love. We’re heading to a tiebreak.

Tom Kershaw9 July 2021 17:29
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WIMBLEDON 2021: DJOKOVIC 6-5 SHAPOVALOV

Djokovic holds serve emphatically and now it’s the Canadian’s turn to show his mettle. Having been seemingly on course to take the first set, he now needs to hold to stay in it.

Tom Kershaw9 July 2021 17:24