Novak Djokovic and Denis Shapovalov will face off at the Centre Court in London in the 2021 Wimbledon Semi-Finals on Friday, July 9, 2021, at 10:30 AM (ET). Here, check out the tennis match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game in the US.
This will be their eighth overall meeting in this sports competition. There are no surprises here as Novak Djokovic is by far the better side in head-to-head duels, winning six games so far, while Denis Shapovalov has celebrated a victory only once so far, in a friendly exhibition.
Their most recent game was played on February 1, 2021, and it ended in a 2-0 (7-5, 7-5) win for the Serbian star player in the 2021 ATP Cup. It promises to be an even more exciting clash as they clash for the second time this year, this time in the Wimbledon 2021 Men's Semi-Finals.
Novak Djokovic vs Denis Shapovalov: Match Information
Date: Friday, July 9, 2021
Time: 10:30 AM (ET)
Location: Centre Court, London
Novak Djokovic vs Denis Shapovalov: Time by State in the US
ET: 10:30 AM
CT: 9:30 AM
MT: 8:30 AM
PT: 7:30 AM
Novak Djokovic vs Denis Shapovalov: Storylines
Novak Djokovic had to beat Jack Draper of the UK (3-1), Kevin Anderson of South Africa (3-0), Denis Kudla of the US (3-0), Cristian Garín of Chile (3-0), Marton Fucsovics of Hungary (3-0) to get to the Wimbledon Men's Semi-Finals. The 34-year-old Serbian tennis player can boast of winning an incredible number of 84 titles in his career so far. The latest one for him was the French Open, when he lifted the Roland Garros trophy after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas (3-2) on June 13, 2021.
Meanwhile, Denis Shapovalov managed to overcome Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany (3-2), Pablo Andujar of Argentina (walkover), Anny Murray of the UK (3-0), Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain (3-0), as well as Karen Khachanov of Russia (3-2). Unlike his opponent, the 24-year-old Polish player has won only one career title. The Canadian player has won the 2019 Stockholm Open.
These opponents don't have a long history of clashes as their first one dates back to January 18, 2019, and it ended in a 3-1 (6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0) win for Nole in the 2019 Australian Open. Thanks to this exciting clash, we will see who gets to progress to the 2021 Wimbledon Final.
How to watch or live stream Novak Djokovic vs Denis Shapovalov in the US
The ATP Wimbledon Semi-Finals 2021 between Novak Djokovic and Denis Shapovalov, to be played on Friday at the Centre Court in London, will be broadcasted on ESPN, Tennis Channel in the United States.
Novak Djokovic vs Denis Shapovalov: Predictions and Odds
The odds are heavily in favor of Novak Djokovic. FanDuel see him as the absolute favorite and thus, they have given him -1700 odds to qualify for the Final. On the other side, Denis Shapovalov has a whopping +920 odds to cause an upset and stop Nole from reaching another final in 2021.
* Odds via FanDuel