Wimbledon 2019: Novak Djokovic is in the final – against Federer or Nadal?
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Like 2018: Novak Djokovic is in the Wimbledon final
Novak Djokovic has reached the final of Wimbledon as in 2018. Against the Spaniard Bautista-Agut the Serb had only a second effort. All news in the news blog.
Like 2018: Djokovic again in the final of Wimbledon
Last year’s winner Novak Djokovic is the first finalist at Wimbledon. The Serbian world rankings first prevailed on Friday at the third Grand Slam tournament of the tennis season with 6: 2, 4: 6, 6: 3, 6: 2 against the Spanish surprise semi-finalist Roberto Bautista Agut.
The 32-year-old will meet in the final on Sunday at the Spanish world ranking second Rafael Nadal or record Grand Slam winner Roger Federer from Switzerland. A year ago, Djokovic won the title in Wimbledon for the fourth time after 2011, 2014 and 2015 with a final win over South African Kevin Anderson.
final! Williams is still missing a win to record
Superstar Serena Williams is back for her 24th Grand Slam title. The American won 6: 1, 6: 2 against Czech Barbora Strycova in just 59 minutes on Thursday and reached the final in Wimbledon as in the previous year. With 37 years and 291 days Williams is now the oldest Grand Slam finalist in the era of professional tennis (after 1968).
Their opponent in the final is on Saturday former French Open winner Simona Halep of Romania, who defeated Yelena Switolina (Ukraine) 6: 1, 6: 3. With a win, Williams would equal the Australian record holder Margaret Court in the Grand Slam championship leaderboard.
100th win for Federer – now giant duel against Nadal
Rafael Nadal followed Roger Federer into the semifinals and made the hoped-for duel between the two permanent rivals perfect. The 33-year-old Spaniard won his quarter-final on Wednesday against American Sam Querrey 7: 5, 6: 2, 6: 2. The Swiss Federer prevailed previously against the Japanese Kei Nishikori after a set deficit 4: 6, 6: 1, 6: 4, 6: 4. It was his 100th victory at the traditional grass tournament of Wimbledon .
The other semi-final match on Friday will be played by Serbian defending champion Novak Djokovic and Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut. Djokovic had prevailed 6: 4, 6: 0, 6: 2 against the Belgian David Goffin. Bautista Agut defeated Argentine Guido Pella 7: 5, 6: 4, 3: 6, 6: 3.
Women’s Semifinals Complete – Williams Hunts Record
US tennis queen Serena Williams has again reached the semi-finals. The 37-year-old defeated her compatriot Alison Riske 6: 4, 4: 6, 6: 3 in the round of the last eight on Tuesday. At their 19th Wimbledon participation Williams stands for the eleventh time in the semifinals. Ten times she reached then also the final, celebrated thereby seven title profits. A tournament victory at Wimbledon would be her 24th Grand Slam triumph – she would set the record of the Australian Margaret Court.
Her next opponent is Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic), who defeated Johanna Konta (Great Britain / No.19) 7: 6, 6: 1.
Also in the round of the last four is the Romanian Simona Halep. The former world number one conquered parallel to Williams the Chinese Zhang Shuai with 7: 6, (7: 4), 6: 1. Their next opponent, Ukraine’s Jelena Switolina (# 8), was able to reach a semi-final on the Grand Slam level for the first time ever with a 7: 5, 6: 4 against Czech Karolina Muchova.
Training ground devastated: Serena Williams has to pay 9,000 euros
Serena Williams is known as an emotional and vocal tennis player. But while training at Wimbledon she struck over the strings. Because she devastated or damaged her lawn, the 37-year-old was sentenced to a fine of 9,000 euros.
According to media reports, she is said to have caused the damage with her bat. What exactly broke Williams, is not known. She is not the only athlete to be punished. Fabio Fognini has to pay almost 2,700 euros for his verbal dropout during the tournament. The 32-year-old had said in his third-round defeat on an outdoor court on the tennis court should explode a bomb.
Also Federer with sovereign knockout success
Record champion Roger Federer has followed his long-standing rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic into the quarter-finals of Wimbledon with his best tournament performance so far. The 37-year-old Swiss did not stand a chance for Matteo Berrettini (Italy / No. 17) with 6: 1, 6: 2, 6: 2 and celebrated his 99th win at his favorite Major in London.
Federer, who has not lost any of his 17 Wimbledon quarter-finals, needed only 1:13 hours to win against Berrettini.In the quarterfinals he meets Kei Nishikori (Japan / No. 8).
The world ranking first will fail
The world ranking first and French Open champion Ashleigh Barty has lost in Wimbledon surprisingly in the second round. The Australian was defeated by Alison Riske from the USA, who was ranked 55 in the ranking, 6: 3, 2: 6, 3: 6. For Barty it was the first defeat after 15 victories in series on the WTA Tour. In the first three rounds, Barty had only made twelve appearances in their notable two-successes against Zheng Saisai (China), Alison van Uytvanck (Belgium) and Harriet Dart (United Kingdom). Overall, she stood only a little over three hours on the court.
Serena Williams, however, marched into the quarterfinals. The 37-year-old, who was the last German to have eliminated Julia Görges (Bad Oldesloe) on Saturday, beat Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain / No. 30) 6-2, 6-2 on Monday. Also Rafael Nadal is expected in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. The Spanish tennis professional prevailed against the Portuguese Joao Sousa clearly with 6: 2, 6: 2, 6: 2 by.
Tennis teenager Gauff leaves Wimbledon for Halep
The surprising Wimbledon success of the only 15-year-old American Cori Gauff has ended in the second round.The youngest participant in the Grand Slam tennis tournament lost to former world number one Simona Halep from Romania 3: 6, 3: 6 on Monday, missing the quarter-finals of the grass-roots tournament in southwest London.
The US Grand Slam debutant was Wimbledon’s youngest player since Jennifer Capriati in 1991. Gauff had received a wild card for the Wimbledon qualifier and thrilled with three victories in the grass tournament. Seventh-placed Halep will face Chinese Zhang Shuai on Tuesday for the semi-finals.
Defending champion for the 11th time in the quarterfinals
Novak Djokovic has lived up to his role as a favorite in the Wimbledon Round of 16. The defending champion and World Ranking First won easily on Monday in his 1050th Tour match against French outsider Ugo Humbert 6: 3, 6: 2, 6: 3.
Thus, the 15-time Grand Slam winner reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the eleventh time and thus has as many entries in the round of the best eight of the grass classic as Boris Becker. Next opponent of Djokovic is the Belgian tennis pro David Goffin.
Nadal moves effortlessly into the quarterfinals
French Open champion Rafael Nadal has reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon without any problems. The Spaniard won in the round of 16 against the Portuguese Joao Sousa 6: 2, 6: 2, 6: 2. His next opponent is American Sam Querrey.
Nadal, number three in the seedling list, started with two breaks and won the first set in just 29 minutes. Also in the second round, the 18-time Grand Slam winner sat down after a balanced start and ultimately made short work.