This is not easy. Even Dennis Shapovalov knew it.
“Well, obviously he is the best player in the world, but, you know, I think,” the Canadian said, then stopped, and showed another when the crowd followed him after his five-set quarterfinal victory a smile. “Everything is possible. When you first look at the scoreboard, no matter what it is, it will be 0-0 on Friday. That’s it. Nothing else matters. This is a tennis game and it can be played in any way… …. I think everything is possible.”
Facing Novak Djokovic, the world’s No. 1 goal is to place 20th in the Grand Slam champion, which is by no means an easy task. Especially when Djokovic won half of the Grand Slam distance after winning the Australian Open and French Open, he could even win the gold medal in a few weeks. Rather than when this person “officially” has won six games against you, and you have only won two sets in these games.
But the problem is that this is not the same Shapovalov.
The Richmond Hill, Ontario native has shown maturity and growth this season, especially in the All England Club. At the 2020 US Open, he learned from five heartbreaks, and he even noticed this after defeating Karen Khachanov in the quarterfinals. Showcasing a more comprehensive game, a calmer game, the left-hander has put aside any questions he raised. And, in order to guide, he has defeated a legend in this game-and the crowd-has packed home hero Andy Murray in the third round.
In addition, he can learn from one thing.
As mentioned earlier, his “official” record against Djokovic is 0-6. But this is not the whole story. why? Because the duo will have another meeting that is not counted in the ATP Tour. As early as 2019, they faced off in a Wimbledon match called The Boodles. The final score is 7-6(3), 6-4. Winner, champion? Dennis Shapovalov.
Real-time update of Novak Djokovic vs. Denis Shapovalov, highlights of Wimbledon
(All times are Eastern Time)
The first set
Tied for 1-1
Shapovalov made more nets recently, and the winner of a forehand volley tied the score to 15 points. Then he fired an ace to 30-30 and won the game because Djokovic returned his second serve to the net.
Djokovic leads 1-0
The Serb won the first game with four points, two of which were the winners.
Before the game
11:41 am — match
11:39 am — Warm up with the roof open. It looks a bit cloudy, every Weather.com may rain.
11:34 am — The player walks out of the court.
11:30 am — The winner will face Matteo Berrettini.He defeated Hubert Hercules 6-3, 6-0, 6-7(3), 6-4
How to watch Novak Djokovic vs. Denis Shapovalov
- Starting time: 11 a.m. EST
- TV channel: ESPN | TSN3/4 (Canada)
- live: ESPN | Fubo TV | TSN.ca (Canada)
At 8:30 am Eastern Time, the two Wimbledon semifinals between No. 14 seed Hubert Herkats and No. 7 seed Matteo Berrettini will be broadcast on ESPN, USA. Fans in Canada can watch it on TSN3 and TSN4.
Djokovic and Shapovalov are expected to start at 11 am Eastern Time, although the first game may have an impact at the start of their game.
For those who want to broadcast the game, ESPN3 and ESPN+ can be accessed through the ESPN app, and fuboTV can also be accessed. Subscribe to fuboTV for a 7-day free trial. In Canada, TSN.ca or TSN apps will provide real-time streaming access.
More Wimbledon news