The world number one triumphed 7-6 (7/3), 7-5, 7-5 in a tense semi-final in which he crucially saved 10 of 11 breakpoints.
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In his seventh Wimbledon final, Djokovic will face Matteo Berrettini after the world number nine became the first Italian to reach a Wimbledon singles final by beating Hubert Hurkacz 6-3, 6-0, 6-7 (3/7), 6-4.
“Particularly at this stage of my career what is most important for me are the Grand Slams,” said Djokovic.
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“It fills my heart every time when something on the line is historic it motivates me.”
Shapovalov had endeared himself to the crowd during the fortnight in reaching his first Grand Slam semi-final.
The 22-year-old exited in tears to a standing ovation.
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