Wimbledon day 14: History calling for Novak Djokovic while Matteo Berrettini eyes Italian double
Novak Djokovic has a date with destiny when he steps out on Centre Court in the Wimbledon men’s singles final.
The world No 1 and defending champion faces Italy’s Matteo Berrettini as he bids to win a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title.
Victory would bring him level with long-time rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
Berrettini is in his first grand slam final, but the seventh seed’s booming serve and destructive forehand make him a dangerous opponent.
Not only can Djokovic land major trophy number 20, he can also become only the fourth man to win three consecutive Wimbledons along with Federer, Pete Sampras and Bjorn Borg. Victory would also take him three quarters of the way to a Grand Slam, with just the US Open to complete the set this year.
All eyes will be on Wembley this evening for England’s date with Italy at Euro 2020, but there is a new Italian star on the block. Berrettini proved his grass court pedigree when he won on his debut at Queen’s Club three weeks ago and is out to emulate Boris Becker, who did the same in 1985 and went on to triumph at the All England Club.
Head to head
🇦🇺 @ashbarty 🤝 Evonne Goolagong Cawley 🇦🇺
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 10, 2021
Half a century separated the first Wimbledon wins of Australians Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Ashleigh Barty, who wore a dress dedicated to her friend and mentor throughout the tournament.
1st time since 1934 that 3 Brits have made the #Wimbledon mixed doubles final 🤯
— LTA (@the_LTA) July 10, 2021
Three Brits will be centre stage when Joe Salisbury and Harriet Dart face Neal Skupski and his American partner Desirae Krawczyk in the mixed doubles final.
Day 14 order of play
Centre Court 2pm
Novak Djokovic v Matteo Berrettini.
Ons Jabeur isn’t paid by the hour as she breezes into last 16
The world number two extended her winning streak on grass this summer to eight matches.
Heather Watson and Cameron Norrie flying the flag for Britain today at Wimbledon
Only four Brits remain.
Carlos Alcaraz finding his feet at SW19 to threaten Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal
He’s becoming a bigger danger to the ‘more experienced.’
Nick Kyrgios punished for spitting at fan in Wimbledon crowd
Bad boy Kyrgios handed yet another fine.
Jack Draper suffers defeat but promises to return to Wimbledon a better player
It wasn’t to be this year.
Wimbledon day four: Iga Swiatek and Rafael Nadal battle on
Katie Boulter, Heather Watson and Liam Broady won on Thursday to keep the British flag flying.
Alex De Minaur joins girlfriend Katie Boulter in Wimbledon third round
The 20-year-old won the first set on Court One but fell to a 5-7 7-6 (0) 6-2 6-3 defeat.
Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon: ‘Every day is a challenge’
Rafael Nadal is prepared to grind his way into the second week at SW19.
Iga Swiatek made to sweat to progress at Wimbledon and extend streak
Karolina Pliskova was the big seed to exit the women’s draw on Thursday while Kirsten Flipkens bowed out.