Wimbledon Day 12: It’s between a rising star v experienced champ now for the Men’s Singles Final after their own straight sets semi-final victories

by Sports Benches

There were two brilliant semi-final men’s singles matches from Day 12 yesterday where just two of both emerging and legendary grand slam elite figures will collide ahead of tomorrow’s main event for the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles Trophy between Carlos Alcaraz (Spain) & current title holder in Novak Djokovic (Serbia). Jannik Sinner showed some fight especially in the longer runs but Djokovic stood tall in straight sets (3-6, 4-6, 6-7 (4-7 tiebreak), while the same can be said for Alcaraz after he got away with the win easily v Daniil Medvedev (6-3, 6-3, 6-3).

Jannik Sinner’s time has come to an end just outside the last 4. It took him a while to get the ball rolling where he was so far behind in the opening set before the Italian showed some really good fight to hang in there as the game goes on. But he just couldn’t stop Djokovic in his tracks under huge pressure in the final set tiebreak unfortunately. Looking at Djokovic, he’s just usually unstoppable from start to finish. Yes, he may have been held back on occasions but was able to get the job done without a rush thanks to his big lead advantage en route towards another Final.

Meanwhile, it’s been a tough day in the office from Daniil Medvedev after his straight sets semis loss. He fired off not bad side-by-side with Alcaraz to begin this match including the 2nd set restart there, but he was inconsistent for the majority. Although he did the best he can to hang in there after falling way far behind in the 3rd set. Sadly, it was still a hard fought loss nonetheless towards the end. And Alcaraz is on his way to his first Wimbledon Final v the experienced Grand Slam champ after he got away comfortably v Medvedev. He bridged the other half consistency including a huge lead before he got the best out of his opponent’s toughest duels that helped him respond really well towards the finish line.

For now, the weekend’s main event final will start with the women between Marketa Vondrousova v Ons Jabeur later tonight followed by the men tomorrow night to conclude a long two weeks of this year’s Wimbledon in London.

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