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Shapovalov into first Wimbledon semi-final, faces Djokovic

AFP
Published Jul 7, 2021, 9:48 pm IST
Updated Jul 7, 2021, 9:48 pm IST
Shapovalov will play defending champion Novak Djokovic in Friday's semifinal
Canada's Denis Shapovalov celebrates after defeating Russia's Karen Khachanov during the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on Wednesday. (Photo: AP)
 Canada's Denis Shapovalov celebrates after defeating Russia's Karen Khachanov during the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on Wednesday. (Photo: AP)

London: Canada's Denis Shapovalov reached his first Wimbledon semi-final on Wednesday beating Russia's Karen Khachanov 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 in an engrossing tussle that lasted 3hrs 26 mins.

Shapovalov will play defending champion Novak Djokovic in Friday's semi-final.

 

The 22-year-old, who is also into his first Grand Slam semi-final, is the first Canadian man to reach the last four at Wimbledon since Milos Raonic in 2016.

Shapovalov could be joined by a second Canadian later as Felix Auger-Aliassime plays Matteo Berrettini in the match following his on Court One.

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