The Russ­ian ten­nis play­er gave hope by win­ning the first set, but then could not cope with the titled Serb.

Russ­ian ten­nis play­er Andrei Rublev lost to Novak Djokovic and failed to reach the Wim­ble­don semi-finals.

Rublev took the first set, but lost the match

In the quar­ter finals, the Russ­ian lost to Ser­bia Novak Djokovic, the third rack­et of the world, with a score of 6:4, 1:6, 4:6, 3:6. Rublev start­ed the match well and even took the first set, but lost the sec­ond almost dry — 1:6. In the remain­ing ones, Djokovic was stronger and con­fi­dent­ly advanced fur­ther.

In per­son­al meet­ings between Rublev and Djokovic, the score became 4:1 in favor of the Serb. For reach­ing the final, he will now com­pete with the Ital­ian Jan­nik Sin­ner, who defeat­ed anoth­er Russ­ian, Roman Safi­ullin.

There are almost no Russians left at Wimbledon

Let us remind you that 25-year-old Rublev ranks sev­enth in the world rank­ings. The Russ­ian has 13 ATP titles to his name. In April, Rublev won the Mas­ters in Monte Car­lo, but reached the quar­ter­fi­nals of Wim­ble­don for the first time in his career.

The 36-year-old Djokovic has a record 23 Grand Slam titles. The Ser­bian has won Wim­ble­don sev­en times (2011, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022).

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, Rublev and Safi­ullin were elim­i­nat­ed from the tour­na­ment. Of the Rus­sians, only Dani­il Medvedev remained in the main draw, who will play against Amer­i­can Christo­pher Eubanks in the quar­ter finals on Wednes­day.