Novak Djokovic, the Serbian tennis star, is relentlessly pursuing new records and milestones, fully aware that each opponent he faces on the court is determined to halt his success. After reaching his 46th Grand Slam semifinals at Wimbledon on Tuesday, Djokovic humorously addressed the crowd, stating, “I know they want…to win. But it ain’t happening, still.”
In a hard-fought match against Andrey Rublev, Djokovic secured a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 victory, extending his winning streak at the All England Club to an impressive 33 matches. This triumph brings him closer to potentially clinching a fifth consecutive Wimbledon championship and an eighth overall, which would equal Roger Federer’s remarkable achievements in both categories.
He is playing better and better – Rublev
Rublev acknowledged Djokovic’s exceptional form, stating, “I feel like he’s playing better and better.” The 36-year-old Serbian is not only eyeing another Wimbledon title but also aiming to claim his 24th career major trophy. Djokovic recently surpassed Rafael Nadal’s record of 23 major victories by winning the French Open last month. Federer currently sits second on the all-time list with 20 major titles.
Although Djokovic faced an early setback when Rublev broke his serve to take a 5-4 lead and ultimately won the first set, he swiftly regrouped. Displaying his resilience and unwavering focus, Djokovic successfully saved all seven break points he encountered, gradually gaining control of the match and entered in Wimbledon semifinals.
Rublev acknowledged Djokovic’s ability to seize every opportunity, stating, “Every time when he had a chance, this little chance, he made them. All of them.”
As Djokovic continues his quest for greatness, his outstanding performance and remarkable consistency have firmly established him as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. With each victory, he inches closer to surpassing records set by tennis legends like Federer and Nadal. The tennis world eagerly awaits the upcoming matches, as Djokovic aims to further solidify his legacy on the hallowed grounds of Wimbledon.