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Tennis: Djokovic advances to Wimbledon semi-finals against Musetti without a fight

Tennis: Djokovic advances to Wimbledon semi-finals against Musetti without a fight
Tennis: Djokovic advances to Wimbledon semi-finals against Musetti without a fight

Tennis star Djokovic is saving his energy for the semi-finals and doesn’t even have to go on the court in the quarter-finals. He’s still two steps away from the next Wimbledon title. A surprise semi-finalist is waiting.

Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic will face Lorenzo Musetti in the semifinals at Wimbledon on Friday. The Italian surprisingly won against the conqueror of the knee-injured Hamburg native Alexander Zverev. With a score of 3:6, 7:6 (7:5), 6:2, 3:6, 6:1, Musetti ended the tournament for the American Taylor Fritz and moved into his first Grand Slam semifinal. In the other duel, Spanish defending champion Carlos Alcaraz wants to prevail against former US Open winner Daniil Medvedev from Russia.

For Djokovic, it was easier than he thought to advance. After losing only two sets, the record Grand Slam tournament winner did not even have to play in his quarterfinal against Alex de Minaur. The Australian withdrew due to a hip injury.

Musetti is considered a very solvable task for Djokovic. The world number two is close to reaching the final. Before the tournament began, there were doubts about the fitness of the 37-year-old, who had undergone knee surgery just a month earlier. With another and eighth triumph in the grass classic, the Serb could draw level with the Swiss Roger Federer.

De Minaur misses “the biggest game” of his career

De Minaur’s cancellation was one of several injuries that stopped players from competing in the third Grand Slam tournament of the season. “Of course, this is not an announcement that I necessarily wanted to make. I am devastated,” said the world number ninth, who had never been more successful at Wimbledon.

“It’s no secret that this was the biggest match of my career at this point in my career.” But he couldn’t risk playing against Djokovic. That would mean a much longer break than a three to six week absence. His participation in the Olympic Games in Paris is unlikely. The Summer Games begin on July 26.

Source: Stern

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