Wimbledon 2021 Men’s Singles Final, Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini Live Score Updates: Matteo Berrettini Fights Back, Draws Level In 1st Set | Tennis News

Wimbledon 2021 Men’s Final Live: Matteo Berrettini returns a shot vs Novak Djokovic.© Instagram/Wimbledon

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic will look to equal Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer’s tally of 20 grand slam wins when he takes on Italy’s Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon men’s singles title clash at Centre Court. Djokovic entered the final with a convincing 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 7-5 win over Canada’s Denis Shapalov while Berrettini went past Hubert Hurkacz 6-3 6-0 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 in a tense semi-final encounter. Djokovic is eying his sixth Wimbledon title and third of the year after claiming the Australian Open against Daniil Medvedev as well as the French Open vs Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Wimbledon 2021 Men’s Singles Final Live Updates Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini From Centre Court

  • 19:44 (IST)

    Its 6-6 now! Time for tie-breaker!

    The game has gone to a tie-breaker now, and is 6-6 in the first set!

  • 19:36 (IST)

    Its 6-5 now!

    Djokovic’s experience is coming in handy as he takes a lead again in the first set, 6-5. Berrettini is still in the game though!

  • 19:35 (IST)

    Its 5-5 now in the first set!

    Berrettini is really bring his game to Djokovic now, and has levelled the first set at 5-5!

  • 19:31 (IST)

    Matteo Berrettini is staging a turnaround in the first set!

    The Italian has rallied from behind, and has got closer to Djokovic. It is 5-4 in the first set, in favour of the Serb, but Berrettini is still in the game!

  • 19:11 (IST)

    Novak Djokovic is closing to a first set win!

    The Serbian is leading 5-2 and is cruising past Berrettini. The Italian needs to get back to his early form!

  • 19:07 (IST)

    Matteo Berrettini holds Novak Djokovic!

    The Italian is showing resilience and has held back the pressure. Its 4-2 now in the first set!

  • 19:02 (IST)

    Novak Djokovic wins the fourth game!

    Djokovic has won the fourth game, and its 3-1 now. Berrettini needs to find his early footing!

  • 18:58 (IST)

    Who will win the fourth game of the first set?

    The scores are level at 30-30, and both players are implementing their strengths in the game. Djokovic is getting aggressive now!

  • 18:55 (IST)

    Novak Djokovic shows that he can reverse back his errors!

    Djokovic wins the third game of the first set, but it was a hard-fought one. Berrettini is really applying a lot of pressure on the Serb, and he is not handling it well!

  • 18:53 (IST)

    Absolutely out of sorts!

    Djokovic looks absolutely out of sorts at this moment! His serves are pretty erratic today, and Berrettini seems to be making the most of it. Poor start by Djokovic in the third game of the first set!

  • 18:51 (IST)

    Matteo Berrettini amps up the pressure!

    The Italian has amped up the pressure and has won the second game of the first set. His serve seems to be perfect today, and Djokovic could have plenty of work to do! The Serbian probably wasn’t expecting this start!

  • 18:48 (IST)

    A big wave of support for Matteo Berrettini here!

    Berrettini begins his serve in the second game of the first set, and wins the first point. The crowd applauds with much aplomb!

  • 18:46 (IST)

    Novak Djokovic keeps his calm!

    A couple of early errors by Djokovic, but he managed to keep his calm and win the first game of the first set. Berrettini is in form and is equally as fit as his opponent today! The pair were stuck at deuce for sometime, with Serb managing to edge past.

  • 18:41 (IST)

    Double fault!

    This is highly unlikely of Djokovic. He starts with a double fault! Berrettini is in the leadddd!

  • 18:40 (IST)

    The action begins!

    Novak Djokovic to serve first!

  • 18:37 (IST)

    Both players warm up!

    Berrettini and Djokovic warm up ahead of their match, with some rally shots.

  • 18:28 (IST)

    Matteo Berrettini enters Centre Court

    Matteo Berrettini has entered Centre Court, and there is a strapping on his left thigh.

  • 18:23 (IST)

    The action is set to begin!

    The match is set to begin, and the weather is perfect as we wait for the final men’s singles match at Centre Court.

  • 18:07 (IST)

    Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini: Head-to-head

    Both players have faced each other twice, with Djokovic coming out on top twice.

    The duo last met in the Roland Garros quarterfinals last month, where Djokovic won.

  • 18:01 (IST)

    Joachim Gerard wins his first Wimbledon title!

    Joachim Gerard has been crowned the 2021 men’s wheelchair singles champion to win his first-ever Wimbledon title!

  • 17:47 (IST)

    Can Matteo Berrettini upset Novak Djokovic?

    The Italian will be hoping to maintain his calm against the Serbian, who is the favourite to win the final.

  • 17:41 (IST)

    Matteo Berrettini’s thriller!

    Matteo Berrettini had to do it the hard way to edge past Hubert Hurkacz in his semi-final match. The Italian won 6-3, 6-0, 6-7 (3/7), 6-4.

  • 17:32 (IST)

    Experience comes in handy for Novak Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic had to rely a lot on experience to defeat Denis Shapovalov in the semi-finals, where he saved 10 of 11 break points. The Serb won 7-6 (7/3), 7-5, 7-5.

  • 17:19 (IST)

    Wimbledon Final 2021- Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini

    Hello and welcome to the men’s singles final between Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini from Centre Court in London.

    Serbia’s Novak Djokovic will look to equal Roger Federer and Rafael Nada’s tally of 20 grand slam title wins while Berrettini will aim to register his maiden grand slam championship.

    So tighten your seat belts and stay tuned for further match updates as we wait for the finale to begin!

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