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Shapovalov into first Wimbledon semi-final, faces Djokovic

AFP | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 7, 2021, 9:48 pm IST
Updated Jul 7, 2021, 9:48 pm IST
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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