Wimbledon 2021 LIVE RESULTS: Djokovic in action NOW, Berrettini THROUGH to final after Hurkacz THRILLER – latest updates

WIMBLEDON is entering its final stages with the men's semi-finals TODAY at SW19.

Novak Djokovic takes on Denis Shapovalov is on next as the Serb looks to defend the title he won in 2019.

And the winner takes on Italian Matteo Berrettino, who is through to his Wimbledon final after beating Hubert Hurkacz in four sets.

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  • Sam Dymond

    DJOKOVIC 5-5 SHAPOVALOV*

    "Let's see," ponders Boris Becker. "Serving for a set is very different to a normal service game."

    Shapovalov had only conceded two points on his service before the game, but promptly finds himself 0-30 behind.

    The young Canadian won't be denied, however, not even by a call of out on his forehand that Hawkeye proves incorrect; a stunning ace brings him level.

    With the first set in his reach, Shapovalov shows the first sign of the occasion getting to him. A brilliant backhand has the world number one in trouble, but Shapovalov sends the easier shot of the game long.

    Djokovic gains the break point, and then does what he does best – he wins the point, and we're all square at 5-5.

  • Sam Dymond

    NOVAK DJOKOVIC BREAKS BACK!

  • Sam Dymond

    *DJOKOVIC 4-5 SHAPOVALOV

    The world number one overcomes another deuce to hold his service, but the highlight of the game is a glorious drop shot from Shapovalov that catches Djokovic off guard.

    "Shapovalov is controlling the tempo here," says Tim Henman. "And that's usually Djokovic's job."

    Shapovalov will now serve for the set.

  • Sam Dymond

    DJOKOVIC 3-5 SHAPOVALOV*

    Shapovalov is looking the real deal in all aspects of the game except one – the ball toss.

    Twice in this game, and for the fourth time in the match, the 22-year-old throws it too far over his right shoulder when attempting to serve and has to reposition himself to start over.

    But when he does finally get it right, he looks sublime, and holds with confidence to move one game away from the first set.

  • Sam Dymond

    *DJOKOVIC 3-4 SHAPOVALOV

    A first ace for Djokovic puts him 40-15 ahead, but Shapovalov fights back to put the pressure on the reigning champion at 40-30.

    The Serbian may well have found his groove though because his second ace is a beauty of an outswinger that leaves the Canadian swiping at fresh air.

  • Sam Dymond

    DJOKOVIC 2-4 SHAPOVALOV*

    It's another service game to love for Shapovalov, one won with a thumping 130mph ace.

    Meanwhile, clouds have gathered over SW19 and it's looking rather gloomy.

  • Sam Dymond

    *DJOKOVIC 2-3 SHAPOVALOV

    Coach Goran Ivanisevic looks on, unamused, as Djokovic fights back with a hold of serve.

  • Sam Dymond

    DJOKOVIC 1-3 SHAPOVALOV*

    Djokovic remains focused and almost robot-like, but he must know he's in a game here.

    Shapovalov follows up on his break with a service game to love that again showcases the Canadian's vast array of shots.

    The question is how long can Shapovalov keep up this tempo.

  • Sam Dymond

    *DJOKOVIC 1-2 SHAPOVALOV

    "Djokovic is never going to give it to you," reveals Boris Becker. "He's not going to double fault. He's always going to make you play one more shot."

    And with that, Djokovic double faults for the second time in this game, and hands an advantage to Shapovalov.

    The Canadian failed to capitalise on two break points before deuce, but makes no mistake here in sending Djokovic wide with a shot he's unable to return.

    It's an impressive display of energy and athleticism from the 22-year-old.

  • Sam Dymond

    DENIS SHAPOVALOV BREAKS!!

  • Sam Dymond

    DJOKOVIC 1-1 SHAPOVALOV*

    After an early reminder that he's up against one of the great, Shapovalov gets himself on the board with a quick burst to the net.

    The Canadian shouldn't carried away though because his next act is to send a volley long, but he recovers with an ace and two service points for a first hold.

  • Sam Dymond

    *DJOKOVIC 1-0 SHAPOVALOV

    On the charge for a third successive Wimbledon title, and sixth overall, Djokovic begins by holding his service game to love.

    Both players steady themselves in the opening game, the highlight of which was a fierce forehand across court after Shapovalov had smartly returned.

  • Sam Dymond

    HERE WE GO!
    IT WILL BE NOVAK DJOKOVIC TO SERVE!

  • Sam Dymond

    HERE COME THE PLAYERS!

    For the tenth time in his career, Novak Djokovic emerges on to Centre Court for a Wimbledon semi-final. In contrast, Denis Shapovalov is here for the first time: can the young Canadian, 12 years Djokovic's junior, upset the odds today and defeat a legend?

  • Sam Dymond

    NOVAK TIME

    Next up on Centre Court is the second Men's singles semi-final featuring world number one Novak Djokovic and Denis Shapovalov.

  • Sam Dymond

    BERRETTINI'S BRILLIANT YEAR

    Despite the global pandemic, it's been a sensational year for Matteo Berrettini.

    The 25-year-old won at Queen's in the build up to these Championships, can he follow it up with an unprecedented Wimbledon success?

  • Sam Dymond

    ITALIAN JOB

    The Italians have won Eurovision, they have a man in the Wimbledon final for the first time, and, of course, play England in the European Championship final on Sunday.

  • Sam Dymond

    MAGIC MATTEO

    An emotional Matteo Berrettini has been speaking on court after his semi-final success, and has been reflecting on his success.

    I think I never dreamed about this because it was too much – even for a dream. I am just so happy. Grazzi.

    Matteo Berrettini

  • Sam Dymond

    *BERRETTINI 6-3 6-0 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 HURKACZ

    Here we go!

    On the brink of glory, Berrettini double faults for the first time today, but a beautiful volley, a super smash into the members area and a big serve give him two match point.

    And he wins it in typical style with a powerful serve that Hurkacz is unable to return – and cue the celebrattions.

    Berrettini is the first Italian – male or female – to reach a Wimbledon final!

  • Sam Dymond

    GAME, SET AND MATCH!!
    MATTEO BERRETTINI IS INTO THE WIMBLEDON FINAL!!
    HE WINS 6-3 6-0 6-7 (3-7) 6-4

  • Sam Dymond

    BERRETTINI 6-3 6-0 6-7 (3-7) 5-4 HURKACZ*

    Well held, Hubert! Hurkacz saves a first match point by the skin of his teeth,forcing his opponent into the net at 30-40.

    And the Pole then produces some big shots at deuce to hold his game.

    However, Berrettini will now serve for the match.

  • Sam Dymond

    *BERRETTINI 6-3 6-0 6-7 (3-7) 5-3 HURKACZ

    Ace. Service winner. Ace. Ace.

    Matteo Berrettini is one game away.

  • Sam Dymond

    BERRETTINI 6-3 6-0 6-7 (3-7) 4-3 HURKACZ*

    Whatever happens on Centre Court in the coming minutes, Hurkacz has come through an incredibly difficult spell to play some sensational shots – especially on the half volley – and now he's added big serves to his game.

    He comes through the conceding of the first point to hold without further challenge.

  • Sam Dymond

    *BERRETTINI 6-3 6-0 6-7 (3-7) 4-2 HURKACZ

    Hurkacz gets his racket on all six of Berrettini's serves, but is only able to return two legitimately – yet wins both those points.

    However, Berrettini's service game is so strong, and with the others he soon regains his two-game advantage.

    The Italian is closing in.

  • Sam Dymond

    BERRETTINI 6-3 6-0 6-7 (3-7) 3-2 HURKACZ*

    Win or – more likely – lose, Hurkacz doesn't want to hang about. It takes him just 38 seconds to serve his way into a 40-0 lead.

    However, Berrettini has all the time in the world to savour this semi, and battles his way back to deuce when pushing a forehand winner past his opponent.

    A superb backhand return denies Hurkacz another game point, but the Pole eventually gets there. He still believes.

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