Novak Djokovic Overcomes 2-Set Deficit to Make 2022 Wimbledon Semis

Novak Djokovic during the 2019 Men's Singles final at Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic during the 2019 Men's Singles final at Wimbledon. Photo by Ella Ling/BPI/Shutterstock (10334028ag)

Things were not looking good for Novak Djokovic’s two sets into his 2022 Wimbledon quarterfinals match against Jannik Sinner. The 35-year-old Serbian uncharacteristically struggled to get going against the up-and-coming Italian and was facing the prospects of being eliminated from the tournament earlier than anyone expected. And then everything changed.

The top-seeded Djokovic corrected the course in the third set to cut the deficit to 1-2 and then proceeded to show why he’s still the favorite to go all the way this year. The six-time Wimbledon winner easily won the next two sets in which he allowed Sinner just four games. He now has 26 straight wins at the All England Club and got his career total to 84. The only man who has more is Roger Federer. 

Djokovic is now set to play No.9 seed Cameron Norrie of Great Britain in the semifinals. Norrie ousted unseeded David Goffin in the quarterfinals and became the first Briton to reach the Wimbledon semis since Andy Murray did it in 2016. The 26-year-old previously never managed to get past the third round at the Grand Slams.

On the other side of the bracket, Nick Kyrgios will face Cristian Garin in the unseeded quarterfinals clash, while Rafael Nadal is pitted against American Taylor Fritz.