Bopanna’s serve and net play were very strong but Sania’s serve was under pressure. The match was interrupted by rain, with the 14th-seeded pair of Jean-Julien Roger and Andreja Klepak winning 6-3, 3-6, 11-9 after taking a one-set lead. Sania hasn’t played much competitive tennis since her comeback, which she struggled with on her serve. This will be Sania’s last tournament before the Tokyo Olympics where she will compete with Ankita Raina in the women’s doubles event. The defeat also ended India’s challenge at a grass court Grand Slam.
Djokovic reached the semi-finals
World number one Novak Djokovic defeated Hungarian unseeded Marten Fuchovic 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on Center Court. This is the 10th time he has reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon. He entered the semifinals for the 41st time in a Grand Slam tournament. Djokovic easily earned points in the quarter-finals and is now looking to equal Federer and Rafael Nadal’s record by winning his 20th Grand Slam title. The 34-year-old from Serbia has won 19 Grand Slam matches this season and is on track to complete the calendar Grand Slam. No male player has accomplished this since Rod Lever (1969).
Wimbledon 2021: Novak Djokovic reaches semi-finals, sets world record
Djokovic will face 10th seed Denis Shapovalov in the semi-finals. In a three and a half hour match, the Canadian defeated the 25th seeded Karen Khachanov of Russia 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4. Shapovalov reached the semifinals of a Grand Slam event for the first time. undefined
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First Published: Jul 07, 2021, 23:54 IST