Djokovic thrashes Norrie, books Wimbledon final clash with Kyrgios

Source: AFP

LONDON: The defending champion Novak Djokovic roared back to thump Britain Cameron Norrie in the second-semi-final 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to set up the Wimbledon final clash with Nick Kyrgios.

The Serb has moved one victory away from winning his fourth consecutive Wimbledon title and a seventh overall as he sank his Britain opponent Norrie with his aggressive and precise groundstrokes.

In an enduring semi-final, the defending champion found tough competition from Norrie, who forced him to ante his level up as the latter ran away with the first set after sheer dominance.

Djokovic, on the other hand, wasted no time in bouncing back in style, increasing his intensity, demonstrating great touch from all angles, and beginning to find his spots on serve as he turned the tables in the second set to level.

The Serb continued to attack in the third set as he made the most of the drop in intensity of Norrie’s groundstrokes’ power and took a decisive lead in the match by claiming his second set.

The fourth and final set of the match, then followed the same pattern as Djokovic kept testing Norrie with his aggressive approach and soon went on to claim the victory.

Following this victory, Djokovic will now face Australian Kyrgios in the final, who received a walkover victory from the Spaniard Rafael Nadal as a result of his abdominal injury.

The former world number one has now won 27 consecutive matches at Wimbledon, and a 28th victory would give him his fourth title in a row.

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