Just as Novak Djokovic’s troubled year appeared to be reaching yet another low, he saved his chances of winning a fourth straight Wimbledon championship by defeating Italian Jannik Sinner on Tuesday after coming back from two sets down.
After being outplayed for two sets by the motivated 20-year-old, the top-seeded Serbian appeared to be in serious trouble. However, he came back to win 5-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.
In the end, the result seemed inevitable as the grizzled 35-year-old took charge to advance to his 43rd Grand Slam semifinal and 11th at Wimbledon.
After being deported prior to the Australian Open due to a COVID-19 conflict and losing to Rafael Nadal in the French Open quarterfinals, Djokovic has not been able to add to his 20 major championships this year.
With a magnificent comeback, he maintained the chance to play second seed Rafael Nadal in the final on Sunday. This is the sixth time in his career that he has won after dropping the opening two sets.