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Wimbledon, Flink: “Djokovic Will Beat Zverev in the Final”

A preview of the Championships with the Hall-of-Famer tennis writer. How fit will Federer be? Is this the last chance for Serena Williams?

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The 2021 edition of Wimbledon will start tomorrow, and as usual Ubitennis CEO Ubaldo Scanagatta called his peer Steve Flink to discuss the draw and predict what will happen throughout the London fortnight. They touched upon many themes, including the most interesting matches of the first round and the chances of Medvedev, Tsitsipas and Berrettini. Here’s their chat:

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01:00 – The men’s draw – is this Djokovic’s tournament to lose? “I think he will face Tsitsipas again, this time in the semifinals.”

07:10 – The most interesting match-ups of the opening round.

10:20 – Ugo Humbert was outstanding in Halle, where he beat Zverev. Now the two might meet again in the fourth round – can the Frenchman pull off another upset?

10:50 – Matteo Berrettini had a great run at the Queen’s Club as well – can he be a dark horse?

12:20 – “Berrettini could end up in a couple of serve shootouts against Isner in the third round and against Zverev in the quarter finals. He wins most of his points on the first serve, but against the German his backhand could be outmatched.”

19:55 – Roger Federer could square off against Medvedev in the quarter finals: does the Swiss have another deep run in him? “It all depends on him, he had quite a good draw.”

23:55 – “I think that the real issue with Federer is how his body will hold up when going the distance…”

29:05 – What type of player could be a greater threat to Federer?

36:10 – Which is the likeliest men’s final?

42:10 – Will Djokovic be tested along the way? “I feel like he could reach the final with a lot of gas still in the tank, whereas I’m not so sure that his opponents will be able to do the same.”

47.45 – The women’s draw. Is this Serena Williams’ last shot at a record-tying 24th Major?

51.20 – “The women’s draw is always harder to predict. Barty is very talented but she’s struggling mightily with injuries…”

55.25 – “I think that at least 8-10 players can clinch the title.” Which half of the draw is more likely to produce the eventual winner?

Transcript by Giuseppe Di Paola; translated and edited by Tommaso Villa

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(VIDEO) Ubaldo And Steve: “Paolini’s Resilience Earns Her Another Stunning Grand Slam Final”

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Jasmine Paolini is a game away from her first Grand Slam title after a stunning win at Wimbledon on Thursday. 

The 28-year-old ousted Donna Vekic in what was the longest-ever women’s semi-final match to ever take place at SW19. Her reward is a clash against Barbora Krejcikova in what will be their first meeting on the Tour since the qualifying rounds of the 2018 Australian Open. Krejcikova staged an impressive comeback to beat 2022 Elena Rybakina in three sets. 

Ubitennis founder Ubaldo Scanagatta and tennis Hall of Famer Steve Flink review the action that took place in the women’s semi-finals and look ahead to the men’s matches. Daniil Medvedev will play reigning champion Carlos Alcaraz in the first match on Friday. Then it will be Novak Djokovic against Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti. 

Will there be any surprises? 

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(VIDEO) Amazing Lorenzo Musetti Sets Up Djokovic Showdown At Wimbledon

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Jannik Sinner might be out of the men’s draw but Italian interest is still high thanks to Lorenzo Musetti.

Musetti, who is currently ranked 25th in the world, ousted Taylor Fritz in a five-set roller-coaster to move into the semi-finals. It is the first time the 22-year-old had reached the last four of a Grand Slam event in his career and he is only the fourth man from his country to reach this stage at Wimbledon.

Tennis Hall of Famer Steve Flink joins Ubaldo Scanagatta to reflect on the latest match to take place at SW19.

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(VIDEO) Novak Djokovic Continues To Impress Despite Crowd Arguments

Novak Djokovic is hitting form at the right time as he is into the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

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Novak Djokovic cruised into the Wimbledon quarter-finals with a straight sets win over Holger Rune.

After a struggling against Jacob Fearnley and Alexei Popyrin, the seven-time champion seems to be getting back to his best level as he is now into the last eight.

Next up for Djokovic will be Alex De Minaur as he is now favourite to reach another Wimbledon final.

Ubitennis founder Ubaldo Scanagatta and hall of fame writer Steve Flink speak about Djokovic’s form and discuss Djokovic’s recent arguments with the Centre Court crowd.

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