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Wimbledon: Djokovic enters SW19 semis for the 10th time

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London, July 7 (IANS) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic recorded his 100th win on grass courts as he beat Marton Fucsovics of Hungary 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to enter the semi-finals of Wimbledon Championships here on Wednesday.

The Serb, who has won Wimbledon singles title five times, will face Canadian 10th seed Denis Shapovalov who overcame Russia’s 25th seed Karen Khachanov in a tough five-set game 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 1-6, 4-6 to enter the last-four stage of the tournament.

The top seeded player is looking to win his 20th Grand Slam title and draw level with former world No. 1 players Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as men’s players with most singles titles at tennis’ majors.

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“It was a solid performance and I started off really well, particularly in the first five games of the set,” said Djokovic after the match.

“One break of serve in the second and third sets was enough today and I’d like to give credit to Marton for fighting so hard,” he added.

The 34-year-old converted four of the 14 break-points he got and 83 per cent points on first serve. He committed fewer double faults (three) than his Hungarian opponent, who committed five.

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Djokovic is now third among players to have entered Wimbledon semi-finals the most number of times. This is his 10th entry to semi-finals at SW19. He is behind Roger Federer (13 appearances) and Jimmy Connors (11 appearances).

The match between Shapovalov and Khachanov was closely fought.

The 22-year-old Canadian, who entered his first semi-final, managed to prevail in three hours and 26 minutes.

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