Wimbledon 2021 LIVE RESULTS: Djokovic in action NOW, Berrettini THROUGH to final after Hurkacz THRILLER – latest updates

WIMBLEDON is entering its final stages with the men's semi-finals TODAY at SW19.

Novak Djokovic takes on Denis Shapovalov is on next as the Serb looks to defend the title he won in 2019.

And the winner takes on Italian Matteo Berrettino, who is through to his Wimbledon final after beating Hubert Hurkacz in four sets.

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  • Sam Dymond

    *DJOKOVIC 1-0 SHAPOVALOV

    On the charge for a third successive Wimbledon title, and sixth overall, Djokovic begins by holding his service game to love.

    Both players steady themselves in the opening game, the highlight of which was a fierce forehand across court after Shapovalov had smartly returned.

  • Sam Dymond

    HERE WE GO!
    IT WILL BE NOVAK DJOKOVIC TO SERVE!

  • Sam Dymond

    HERE COME THE PLAYERS!

    For the tenth time in his career, Novak Djokovic emerges on to Centre Court for a Wimbledon semi-final. In contrast, Denis Shapovalov is here for the first time: can the young Canadian, 12 years Djokovic's junior, upset the odds today and defeat a legend?

  • Sam Dymond

    NOVAK TIME

    Next up on Centre Court is the second Men's singles semi-final featuring world number one Novak Djokovic and Denis Shapovalov.

  • Sam Dymond

    BERRETTINI'S BRILLIANT YEAR

    Despite the global pandemic, it's been a sensational year for Matteo Berrettini.

    The 25-year-old won at Queen's in the build up to these Championships, can he follow it up with an unprecedented Wimbledon success?

  • Sam Dymond

    ITALIAN JOB

    The Italians have won Eurovision, they have a man in the Wimbledon final for the first time, and, of course, play England in the European Championship final on Sunday.

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    MAGIC MATTEO

    An emotional Matteo Berrettini has been speaking on court after his semi-final success, and has been reflecting on his success.

    I think I never dreamed about this because it was too much – even for a dream. I am just so happy. Grazzi.

    Matteo Berrettini

  • Sam Dymond

    *BERRETTINI 6-3 6-0 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 HURKACZ

    Here we go!

    On the brink of glory, Berrettini double faults for the first time today, but a beautiful volley, a super smash into the members area and a big serve give him two match point.

    And he wins it in typical style with a powerful serve that Hurkacz is unable to return – and cue the celebrattions.

    Berrettini is the first Italian – male or female – to reach a Wimbledon final!

  • Sam Dymond

    GAME, SET AND MATCH!!
    MATTEO BERRETTINI IS INTO THE WIMBLEDON FINAL!!
    HE WINS 6-3 6-0 6-7 (3-7) 6-4

  • Sam Dymond

    BERRETTINI 6-3 6-0 6-7 (3-7) 5-4 HURKACZ*

    Well held, Hubert! Hurkacz saves a first match point by the skin of his teeth,forcing his opponent into the net at 30-40.

    And the Pole then produces some big shots at deuce to hold his game.

    However, Berrettini will now serve for the match.

  • Sam Dymond

    *BERRETTINI 6-3 6-0 6-7 (3-7) 5-3 HURKACZ

    Ace. Service winner. Ace. Ace.

    Matteo Berrettini is one game away.

  • Sam Dymond

    BERRETTINI 6-3 6-0 6-7 (3-7) 4-3 HURKACZ*

    Whatever happens on Centre Court in the coming minutes, Hurkacz has come through an incredibly difficult spell to play some sensational shots – especially on the half volley – and now he's added big serves to his game.

    He comes through the conceding of the first point to hold without further challenge.

  • Sam Dymond

    *BERRETTINI 6-3 6-0 6-7 (3-7) 4-2 HURKACZ

    Hurkacz gets his racket on all six of Berrettini's serves, but is only able to return two legitimately – yet wins both those points.

    However, Berrettini's service game is so strong, and with the others he soon regains his two-game advantage.

    The Italian is closing in.

  • Sam Dymond

    BERRETTINI 6-3 6-0 6-7 (3-7) 3-2 HURKACZ*

    Win or – more likely – lose, Hurkacz doesn't want to hang about. It takes him just 38 seconds to serve his way into a 40-0 lead.

    However, Berrettini has all the time in the world to savour this semi, and battles his way back to deuce when pushing a forehand winner past his opponent.

    A superb backhand return denies Hurkacz another game point, but the Pole eventually gets there. He still believes.

  • Sam Dymond

    *BERRETTINI 6-3 6-0 6-7 (3-7) 3-1 HURKACZ

    Game Berrettini.

    The Italian overcomes an unforced error at 40-0 up to push through with another display of strength.

  • Sam Dymond

    BERRETTINI 6-3 6-0 6-7 (3-7) 2-1 HURKACZ*

    Hurkacz won't give up though, and takes a service game to love.

    He finishes off with a lovely ace, his third of the match.

  • Sam Dymond

    *BERRETTINI 6-3 6-0 6-7 (3-7) 2-0 HURKACZ

    There's no respite for Hurkacz, and Berrettini is promptly into a two-game lead in the fourth set.

    The Italian is reaching some fearsome speeds with his serve, and knows that a first Wimbledon final is within touching distance.

  • Sam Dymond

    BERRETTINI 6-3 6-0 6-7 (3-7) 1-0 HURKACZ*

    Hubert Hurkacz's delight is short-lived as Matteo Berrettini breaks in the first game of the fourth set!

    After a five-minute break while the Italian changed clothes, the action begun with Hurkacz showing renewed belief.

    However, having taken the first point, he found himself 15-40 behind and the cracks begun to reappear.

    On a second serve, Hurkacz found himself unable to keep pace with Berrettini's returns, and soon fired into the net.

    There goes the Polish player's momentum, and with it, has his chance of the match also disappeared?

  • Sam Dymond

    MATTEO BERRETTINI BREAKS!

  • Sam Dymond

    BERRETTINI 6-3 6-0 6-7 (3-7) HURKACZ*

    What a moment for Hurkacz!

    He had been written off half hour ago, but through grit, determination, belief, and some pretty fine shots, the Polish player has taken a compelling tiebreak and is back in it.

    Game on!

  • Sam Dymond

    HUBERT HURKACZ TAKES THE TIEBREAK!

  • Sam Dymond

    BERRETTINI 6-3 6-0 6-6 HURKACZ*
    3-6

    Berrettini is still fighting.

  • Sam Dymond

    *BERRETTINI 6-3 6-0 6-6 HURKACZ
    2-6

    A wonderful slide to the net and squeeze over brings Hurkacz four set points.

  • Sam Dymond

    *BERRETTINI 6-3 6-0 6-6 HURKACZ
    2-5

    Berrettini keeps himself in with a shout, but must follow up with his second serve.

  • Sam Dymond

    BERRETTINI 6-3 6-0 6-6 HURKACZ*
    1-5

    Hurkacz reaches a Berrettini lob, and smashes his fifth point of the tiebreak.

    "Now he's moving with purpose," note the commentators.

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