Novak Djokovic beats Tsonga to reach Final Wimbledon 2011 | Djokovic reach in Wimbledon 2011 final
Novak Djokovic beats Tsonga to reach Final Wimbledon 2011: Novak Djokovic powered into his first Wimbledon final on Friday with a four-set defeat of France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga which ensured he will take over the world number one ranking.
The Serbian second seed downed the 12th seed Tsonga 7-6 (7/4), 6-2, 6-7 (9/11), 6-3 to clinch a showdown with Spanish top seed Rafael Nadal or Britain’s Andy Murray in Sunday’s final.
The win also guarantees Djokovic will be named as the new world number one on Monday when the ATP Tour releases its latest rankings, the first time in seven years that either Nadal or Roger Federer has not occupied top spot. “It’s difficult to put into words,” said Djokovic. “This is one of the best feelings I’ve had on a tennis court. My dreams are coming true – into my first final at Wimbledon.
“I’ve been working all my life for this. I’ve been dreaming about playing the final in Wimbledon since I started playing tennis when I was four, so to be there in the final on Sunday will be fantastic.” The 24-year-old had lost in five of his seven previous encounters against Tsonga, who had advanced to the last four with a stunning five-set quarterfinal victory over six-time champion Federer.