Thanks to the tenth victory in a row obtained on grass-courts, Matteo Berrettini became the second Italian in history to reach the semifinals on the lawns of the All England Club: before him only Nicola Pietrangeli had succeeded in 1960.
Berrettini once again showed his solidity in the serve and his great mental strength, and beat Felix Auger-Aliassime with the score of 6-3, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3. Semifinal against Hubert Hurkacz, who defeated Roger Federer for 6-3 7-6 (5) 6-0.
Below the match-point.
In the other matches, Novak Djokovic, number one of the Wimbledon 2021 seeding in the hunt for the twentieth career Slam success and the sixth success at the Championships, reaches at least the table of the top four on the lawns of Church Road for the tenth time in his career, after the wins in straights sets against Marton Fucsovics.
And they say to never meet your heroes…@HubertHurkacz knocks out his idol, eight-time champion Roger Federer, in straight sets to advance to his first Grand Slam semi-final#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/Qri1uriPDF — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 7, 2021
Just to be clear, if it were necessary to remember it, only Jimmy Connors and Roger Federer did better.