Five-time Wimbledon champion Djokovic, still in contention for a Grand Slam this season, beat Marten Fuskovics 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday to underline his position as a strong contender. The other semifinalists have never progressed beyond this at Wimbledon. Shapovalov, a Canadian left-hander with a live hand and a charming game, won the most compelling quarterfinal match, defeating No. 25 Karen Khachanov 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6 Rally for. -4. Berrettini, a barrel-chested Italian with extra power, defeated Shapovalov’s compatriot Felix Auger-Aliasim 6-3, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3.
But the big surprise was delivered by Harkaz, a good-natured Pole who is based at Saddlebrook Academy in Wesley Chapel, Fla., and has an American coach named Craig Boynton. The two recovered from contracting Covid-19 this spring after Harkaz won the Miami Open in April.
“It hit me hard,” Boynton said. “But for Hubby it was enough to cause a waver.”
Harkaz did not lose a tournament, but went into a slump before reaching Wimbledon, losing six straight matches, one of them to a Swiss teenager Dominic Streiker, who is taking his first steps on the tour.
On Wednesday, Harkaj defeated Switzerland’s most famous citizen. Federer, who was seeded sixth at Wimbledon, has long been a tennis idol for Harakas, and in his previous singles match, Federer defeated him 6-4, 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California. defeated. 2019
But the Wimbledon quarterfinals are a huge opportunity, and Harkaz handled the moment with controlled power and poise to his credit.