Today, we witnessed two exciting Semi Final matches played at the Wimbledon Men’s Singles. The matches have also brought about a change in the Men’s ATP World rankings. For the first time in his career, Novak Djokovic climbs to the No. 1 spot and pushes Rafael Nadal to No. 2. The new seedings are to be announced on Monday.
In the first semi final, 24-year old Novac Djokovic (Serbia) beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) 7-6(4), 6-2, 6-7(9), 6-3 to reach the final of Wimbledon 2011. In the quarter-finals, the 19th seed Tsonga had shocked 3rd seed Federer who has previously won six Wimbledon titles. Djokovic in his quarter-final match beat teen sensation Bernard Tomic, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5. This will be Djokovic’s first appearance in a Wimbledon final. In the past, Djokovic has won two Grand Slam titles and both have been at the Australian Open. He is yet to make it to the French Open finals.
In the first set, Tsonga looked in awesome form and played some terrific shots. In his approach, Tsonga was very aggressive and covered the court very well. In one of the best rallies of the tournament, Tsonga fell while leaping to his right and recovered to make a return net shot to his left. In the first set, Djokovic was broken in the very first game. Unfortunately for the Frenchman, Tsonga could not capitalise on the break, and lost the first set 7-6. The second set was an easy win for the Serbian. In the third set, Tsonga again raised his game and won the crowd’s support by saving two match points and winning the set 7-6. In the fourth set, Djokovic did not leave any room for surprises. He wrapped up the set and match, 6-3, to reach the final and climb to the No 1. spot.
In the second semi final match, Rafael Nadal(Spain), seeded No. 1, beat 4th seed, Andy Murray(Britain), 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 and reached the Wimbledon final for the 5th time. In his career, he already has won two Wimbledon titles and in all he has won ten Grand Slams. Scotsman Murray will have to wait another year to try and reach the Men’s Wimbledon finals. Since the year 1938, no one from Britain has achieved this feat.
Murray dominated the first set, winning it 7-5. In the second set, Nadal raised his game and came up with some exciting shots. He wrapped up the second and third sets, winning identically 6-2, 6-2. In the fourth set, Murray tried his best to come back, but it was not easy for him to tackle an in-form Nadal. To beat the likes of Federer and Nadal, Murray clearly needs to raise his intensity and level of game.
Final Match Time: The most awaited Men’s Wimbledon Championship final will be played on Sunday, 3rd July 2011; the match is set to begin at 14:00 PM BST. Click here for more details about the time of match.
Final Prediction: We predict Djokovic will win his first Wimbledon title.
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