“Anything Is Possible”: Denis Shapovalov Confident of Beating Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon Championships 2021 Semis

Published 07/07/2021, 12:30 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2021 Canada’s Denis Shapovalov celebrates winning his quarter final match against Russia’s Karen Khachanov REUTERS/Peter Nicholls


When the highly-expected next gen players like Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, and Stefanos Tsitsipas put up a disappointing show at the Wimbledon Championships this year, Denis Shapovalov managed to impress fans with some scintillating performances throughout the tournament.

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2021 Canada’s Denis Shapovalov in action during his quarter final match against Russia’s Karen Khachanov REUTERS/Paul Childs

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The tenth seed, who has been consistent on tour this year, defeated the likes of Andy Murray and Roberto Bautista Agut before edging past Karen Khachanov in a five-set thriller in the quarter-finals.

It was a topsy-turvy ride for the young Canadian as Khachanov put up a tough fight and didn’t give up till the very end. When the score was tied at 4-4 in the fifth, the Russian lost his serve as the game went on for more than ten minutes.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2021 Russia’s Karen Khachanov in action during his quarter final match against Canada’s Denis Shapovalov REUTERS/Paul Childs

Denis Shapovalov sounded confident on facing Novak Djokovic in Wimbledon semis

Serving to clinch the match at 5-4, Shapovalov managed to be successful on his serve and reached the semis to face Novak Djokovic.

Speaking on-court post a lengthy battle, the Canadian was all praise for the Serb but maintained that anything can happen in the match.

He’s the best player in the world but I think anything is possible. When you look at the scoreboard first thing on Friday, it’s gonna be 0-0. Nothing else matters. It’s a tennis match and it can go either way. I have full belief in my team”, told the Canadian.

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With Novak Djokovic going ballistic against every opponent at SW19 so far, it will be interesting to see how Shapovalov approaches the Serb. All in all, it promises to be yet another enthralling matchup for fans to witness.

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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