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WIMBLEDON: Do Djokovic and Nadal still stand a chance to meet each other in the Finals?

Djokovic and Nadal, Six Sports

The Championships may yet to see a bigger upset as the Slam-Winners, Djokovic, and Nadal set out to fight for the upcoming rounds before they expect to meet each other in the Finals of the tournament.

Djokovic’s fight for the record 4th-straight championship win at the Wimbledon

The very few players who have dominated the grand-slam victory with more than 3-wins in a row were Bjorn Borg (1976-80) and Roger Federer (2003-07), and Djokovic (2018,2019 and 2021) is very close to joining the elites of the game with winning the 7th Wimbledon title and the 4th in a row.

But the path is not an easy one, where according to the seed Nole would be facing the 19-year-old, Spanish prodigy – Carlos Alcaraz in the quarter-finals of the tournament.

Not only Alcaraz, but the Serbian will also be coming up against the in-form Tim Van Rijthoven, who seems to be in the form of his life with aggressive hitting and solid defence. And he’s definitely not looking in the mood to make the path to the finals easier for Novak.

Speaking on aiming to win the record 4th-straight Championship, he said :

“I don’t want to sound arrogant, but I really think everything is achievable in life.I’m trying to cherish these moments. Whether or not I can reach a calendar slam, that’s still a possibility.”

With the big shots dropping out of The Championship, will Nadal be able to take the advantage

At the start of The Championships, Rafael Nadal had big players like Berrettini, Cilic, and either Nick Kyrgios or Stefanos Tsitsipas as his potential opponents who could try to stop him from winning the 3rd Grand Slam in a calendar year.

Berrettini and Cilic had to drop out of the Grand Slam due to a positive Covid report.

Nadal has a perfect opportunity to reach the finals of Wimbledon after so long. His next fixture is against Lorenzo Sonega of Italy on Saturday.

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