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Wimbledon 2024. Image: Ben Stansall / AFP

Wimbledon semi-finals preview: Alcaraz vs Medvedev, Sinner vs Djokovic

Wimbledon 2023 has reached the semi-finals. Here’s a preview of today’s mouthwatering clashes featuring Carlos Alcaraz vs Daniil Medvedev and Jannik Sinner vs Novak Djokovic.

Wimbledon 2024

Wimbledon 2024. Image: Ben Stansall / AFP

The 2023 Wimbledon men’s semi-finals on Friday are a mouthwatering prospect. Here we preview Carlos Alcaraz vs Daniil Medvedev and Jannik Sinner vs Novak Djokovic.

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Alcaraz and Djokovic on a Wimbledon collision course?

Novak Djokovic, as he so often does, shrugged off a sluggish start to power past the challenge of Andrey Rublev in four sets. The Serb was simply too solid and in the end, the score line was a comfortable one. 21-year-old Italian Jannik Sinner is being fancied by many to cause an upset this year, and he’s only dropped two sets all tournament. With his devastating forehand and rock-solid backhand, Sinner has the tools to cause seven-time Wimbledon champion Djokovic all sorts of problems.

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Novak Djokovic Wimbledon
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic takes part in a training session at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in west London on June 27, 2023 the week before the Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament are due to start on July 3. (Photo by Ben Stansall / AFP)

Medvedev keen to upset the apple cart

Daniil Medvedev is never shy to court a little controversy, and he’ll be up to his usual tricks against crowd favourite and world number 1 Carlos Alcaraz. The 20-year-old Spaniard was far too good for good friend Holger Rune in the quarterfinals, but had to stave off an onslaught in the first set to take it on the breaker. Rune, just six days Alcaraz’s senior, will be back to fight another day, but Alcaraz will beat plenty of good players even when he’s not at his best.

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Carlos Alcaraz Wimbledon
Carlitos Alcaraz is chasing a first Wimbledon title. Image: Reuters

You can follow the live schedule and order of play on the official Wimbledon site. Action from London will get underway from around 2pm South Africa time on Friday 14 July. What a tasty set of semi-finals we have in store.

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