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DJOKOVIC IS THROUGH!

DJOKOVIC 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-5 SHAPOVALOV
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Game, set, match Djokovic! The world number brings up three match points and takes the first one with an ace! Shapovalov played some excellent tennis, but the world number one played the big points better!

Third set break!

*DJOKOVIC 6-5 SHAPOVALOV (7-6, 7-5)
There's the break! You sensed it was coming! Djokovic stands firm on the big points and forces the mistakes from Shapovalov at the other end of the court! The world number one will now serve for a place in the Wimbledon final.

Second set, Djokovic!

DJOKOVIC 7-5 SHAPOVALOV (7-6)
Second set, Djokovic! It's a long way back for Shapovalov here. The young Canadian has played some excellent tennis, but the world number one has played the big points better. Djokovic serves it out with an ace that Hawk-Eye spots. Shapovalov isn't happy about that one.

Big break!

*DJOKOVIC 6-5 SHAPOVALOV (7-6)
Huge break! Oh dear! Three or four unforced errors in that game from Shapovalov, including a double fault on break point, and Djokovic will now serve for a two sets to love lead!

Big chance gone!

DJOKOVIC 2-2 SHAPOVALOV* (7-6)
THREE break points passed up! Two double faults from Djokovic gave Shapovalov the chance to break at 0-40, but the world number one won five straight points and the Canadian is furious with himself!

First set, Djokovic!

DJOKOVIC 7-6 (3) SHAPOVALOV
Djokovic takes the first set! Shapovalov played some magnificent tennis, he has the chance to close out the first set at 5-4, but he has now lost it after a pretty ugly tie-break from both players!

Into a tie-break!

DJOKOVIC 6-6 SHAPOVALOV
Tie-break! Shapovalov does a good job of steadying himself after a shaky service game at 5-4 and has forced the tie-break. This will be a real test for the young Canadian!

Break back!

*DJOKOVIC 5-5 SHAPOVALOV
Djokovic breaks back! When it matters most, the world number one gets back on level terms, but in truth he didn't have to do a great deal for that break. It was four errors from Shapovalov!

Shapo breaks!

DJOKOVIC 1-2 SHAPOVALOV*
An early break! What a terrific start by Shapovalov who unloads on both sides on the Djokovic serve. The world number one saves two break points, but can't fend off a third one as the young Canadian breaks him down from the baseline!

Djokovic up and running

DJOKOVIC 1-0 SHAPOVALOV*
A love service hold for Djokovic to start the match and, well, if Shapovalov wasn't aware of the task that is ahead of him in this Wimbledon semi-final, he surely is now. Strong start by the number one seed.

BERRETTINI INTO THE FINAL!

BERRETTINI 6-3, 6-0, 6-7 (3), 6-4) HURKACZ
The Italian will play his first ever Wimbledon final on Sunday after a four sets victory over Hurkacz! The Pole was at least competitive after a disastrous second set, but Berrettini was just too good. His serve was untouchable. He wasn't broken once!

One game away... again!

*BERRETTINI 5-4 HURKACZ (6-3, 6-0, 6-7)
Match point saved! Berrettini had a match point at 30-40, but Hurkacz serves an unreturnable and grinds out the hold to at least force the Italian to serve out for a place in the final!

Berrettini back on top!

*BERRETTINI 1-0 HURKACZ (6-3, 6-0, 6-7)
Berrettini breaks! The Italian has recovered well from losing that tie-break at the end of the third set and has broken Hurkacz in the first game of the fourth! Berrettini just raised his game again as he did at the mid-point of the first set.

Hurkacz is alive!

BERRETTINI 6-7 (3) HURKACZ (6-3, 6-0)
Tie break goes Hurkacz's way! Berrettini gets tight at 3-0 down with a poor volley into the net and that was a key moment as Hurkacz put his foot down to claim the tie break and extend this match to four sets!

Tie-break!

BERRETTINI 6-6 HURKACZ (6-3, 6-0)
Into a tie-break! Berrettini was two points from victory and a place in the Wimbledon final at 30-30, but there were signs of nerves there from the Italian as Hurkacs held strong to send this third set into a tie-break!

One game away!

BERRETTINI 5-4 HURKACZ* (6-3, 6-0)
One game away! Still waiting for the first break in this third set, but Berrettini holds serve to move to within just one game of a place in the Wimbledon final. The Italian has played so well. No signs of any nerves.

Bagel!

BERRETTINI 6-0 HURKACZ (6-3)
Second set bagel! Oh dear! This is not going well for Hurkacz who has just been bageled in the second set. The Pole just has no answer for Berrettini's power at the moment. Too many errors from him as well.

Double break!

*BERRETTINI 4-0 HURKACZ
Double break! It's difficult to explain what's going on out there at the moment. Berrettini has grabbed a double break in this second set. Too many errors from Hurkacz. He is being blown off the court a bit.

Another break!

*BERRETTINI 2-0 HURKACZ (6-3)
Another break! It's a third break of the match, and a first of the second set, for Berrettini, although the Italian didn't have to work too hard for that. Hurkacz dumped that service game to love!

First set, Berrettini!

BERRETTINI 6-3 HURKACZ
First set, Berrettini! A second break of serve in the first set for the Italian, who did some excellent work on the backhand side there, and he claims the opening set 6-3. Hurkacz needs to steady himself here.

Berrettini breaks!

*BERRETTINI 4-3 HURKACZ
First break of the match! Berrettini makes good use of the slice to break down Hurkacz who offers up a couple of errors into the net. The Italian will now serve for a 5-3 lead with new balls in the next game!

Good afternoon

Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the men's singles semi-finals at Wimbledon 2021. First up, we have Matteo Berrettini taking on Hubert Hurkacz.
The players are due on court from 13.30 BST.

Day 11 semi-final action

Day 11 at Wimbledon sees Novak Djokovic v Denis Shapovalov and Matteo Berrettini v Hubert Hurkacz in semi-final action.

'I truly try to manifest wolf energy on court'

World number one Novak Djokovic, who will aim to reach Sunday's showpiece at Wimbledon when he plays his semi-final on Friday, has spoken to Eurosport and given more thoughts about wolves.
In an interview with Eurosport's Mats Wilander and Barbara Schett at Wimbledon, Djokovic has given further thoughts about his connection to wolves and what they symbolise for him.
"I owe a lot of credit to my wolf family!" he joked to Eurosport. "When I was a kid, actually, I spent a lot of time in the mountains because my parents had a restaurant business from which we lived. Every time I had a school break I was there.
"So I love the ability to have freedom, space, go around and be in the mountains. I did have an encounter with wolves as well, actually! Yeah, a little bit... from afar! I was not as brave as I am now, talking about it.
"Wolves always kind of attracted me, you know. We are, at least most people, frightened of wolves, but at the same time they are very instinctual animals, and I think very important animals for our ecosystem and for us.
"I grew up in the mountains, so for me, I had that connection, even though I wasn't having those kind of close encounters with them.
Yeah, I truly try to manifest that kind of determined, instinctual wolf energy on the court.
"I feel it helps; that, balanced with calmness, knowing when to attack and knowing when to rest. So I think those kinds of symbolic explanations kind of fit with wolves."

Context

The Championships at the All England Club had to be cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic without a ball being hit.
In 2019, Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in what was a match for the ages to lift his fifth Wimbledon title, while Simona Halep overcame Serena Williams to win the women's title two years ago.
Who is going to triumph this year?
Djokovic is the overwhelming favourite to make it three Grand Slams on the bounce after his triumphs at the Australian Open and French Open.
The women's draw has been much more wide open and Ashleigh Barty remains the top seed and favourite ahead of the final against Karolina Pliskova.
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