With the Wimbledon crowd fully behind his opponent, Novak Djokovic powered through after a rough first set, defeating Cameron Norrie in the next three sets to advance to the Wimbledon final. A six-time champion at the All-England Club, Djokovic will be looking to equal Pete Sampras and William Renshaw, who have each won Wimbledon seven times. However, Djokovic already surpassed another legend and rival with his win over Norrie Friday. The Djoker stands alone in tennis history above roger federer and Rafael Nadal in this epic feat, as noted by The Tennis Channel.
Most appearances in the men's singles final of a major:
32 – @DjokerNole
31 – Roger Federer
30 – Rafael Nadal pic.twitter.com/1nn8RJzxlp
— Tennis Channel (@TennisChannel) July 8, 2022
With the win Friday, Novak Djokovic advanced to his 32nd Grand Slam final, which surpassed Roger Federer on the all-time list. Not only is it amazing that Djokovic, Federer and Nadal are 1-2-3 on this list, but it’s even more incredible that the Serbian tennis star is number one.
There was a time where he simply couldn’t break through against the likes of the world’s top players. Now he’s made it to the game’s biggest stage more than any player in the sport’s history. He’ll be taking on Nick Kyrgios in Sunday morning’s Wimbledon final.
Kyrgios is 2-0 against Djokovic in their head-to-head matchups, with each of those meetings occurring on hard courts back in 2017. Kyrgios will be standing in the way of Djokovic as he attempts to surpass Federer once again.
With a win on Sunday, Djokovic would secure his 21st Grand Slam, moving him past Federer on the all-time list behind only Nadal. Can he make history again?
All eyes will be on the Djokovic-Kyrgios match.