- Novak Djokovic rallied to beat Jannik Sinner on Tuesday to advance to the semifinals of the Wimbledon men’s singles tournament.
- Djokovic entered the match as a -800 favorite to win but his odds went as low as +200 after falling behind two sets to none.
- After beating Sinner, Djokovic improved to -300 to win the tournament.
Novak Djokovic is through to the semifinals of Wimbledon. It was not easy though as Djokovic had to come back from two sets down to book a seat in the final four of tennis’ grass-court grand slam on Tuesday.
Djokovic entered the match as the clear -800 betting favorite at the top tennis betting sites with 10th seeded Jannik Sinner listed as the +500 betting underdog. But things did not go Djokovic’s way in the first two sets of the match.
Comeback complete 👑@DjokerNole is a Wimbledon semi-finalist for the 11th time, sealing a sublime 5-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 victory against Jannik Sinner#Wimbledon | #CentreCourt100 pic.twitter.com/xdkN5os2H2
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 5, 2022
Sinner won the first set 7-5 and the second 6-2 to move to within one set of completing the biggest win of his young career. At two sets down, Djokovic saw his live odds to win the match drop to as long as +200. Likewise, his odds to win the tournament faded from -225 to +200. But it was not meant to be for Sinner.
Djokovic stormed back to win the third set 6-3 and his odds to win the tournament quickly moved back to -125. Sinner then began feeling the pressure of facing an all-time great. After going 14-17 on his trips forward to the net during the first two sets, he went 8-18 during the last three sets. Meanwhile, Djokovic was just heating up.
The Serb committed 19 unforced errors during the first two sets of the match but went on to make just 14 in the final three sets. After Djokovic was broken four times during the opening two sets, he went on to win all 13 of his service games the rest of the way. After winning the match, Djokovic’s odds to win the tournament surged to -300 at BetMGM.
11th Time in the Semifinals
Novak Djokovic makes the Wimbledon semifinals for the 11th time!
He outlasts Jannik Sinner in a memorable rally to complete the comeback 👏 pic.twitter.com/ZGhNIYipVa
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 5, 2022
Djokovic is now 37-10 in five-setters, including an impressive 10-1 mark at the All-England Club. The last time he lost in a five-setter at Wimbledon was in 2006 and he’s won nine straight such matches since then. It was also the 7th comeback for Djokovic in a match where he trailed by two sets. The last time he did it was when he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the 2021 French Open Final.
Tuesday’s win also sent him to an 11th appearance in the semifinals at Wimbledon.Among the men, only Roger Federer has made the final four at Wimbledon more than Djokovic with 13. Federer is also the only player who has won the tournament more than Djokovic with 8. But if Djokovic lifts the trophy on Sunday, he will win his 7th title and move closer to tying Federer’s record. But first things first.
Although Djokovic is now the heavy -300 betting favorite to win the tournament, he still has to win two matches, including Thursday’s semifinals against Britain’s own Cameron Norrie. Djokovic is a massive -1621 betting favorite to advance to the final where a potential showdown with Rafael Nadal awaits. Nadal plays Taylor Fritz in his quarterfinals assignment and will face the winner of the Nick Kyrgios vs Cristian Garin matchup.