Novak Djokovic happy to reach Wimbledon final despite ‘a lot of mistakes’
Novak Djokovic admits he made ‘a lot of mistakes’ in his Wimbledon semi-final against Cameron Norrie.
The sex-time champion started the last four match very slowly, getting broken three times in the first set.
However, that was as good as it got for Norrie, with Djokovic quickly able to wrestle back the momentum before cruising into a record 32nd Grand Slam final.
“Obviously it’s always a goal to get to the championship match,” Djokovic said. “For me at least, every tournament I play on, particularly Grand Slams.
“Of course, I’m very satisfied and pleased that I am putting myself in a position to win the trophy.
“Good match today. Didn’t start off well as I did in most of my matches here in Wimbledon. Didn’t feel so good at the beginning.
“A lot of mistakes. Just didn’t find my rhythm. Nerves were kicking in for both of us. He handled them better and was a better player for a set and a half.
“One poor game from his side 4-3 second set, the match turned around. I think the momentum shifted. I started feeling better, serving better, just getting him to move around the court, making him work.
“Solid, solid three sets after that. I know I always expect from myself that I can play better than I did. But I have to be pleased with this win.”
Novak Djokovic will play Nick Kyrgios in the final of Wimbledon on Sunday, when he will attempt to match the number of titles won in the tournament by Pete Sampras.
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