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Wimbledon 2011 Semifinal Live Blog: Novak Djokovic vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot during his quarterfinal round match against Bernard Tomic of Australia on Day Nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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Robert YeeCorrespondent IIJune 24, 2016

Wimbledon 2011. Men's Semifinals. One final live blog.


The slate:

Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)

followed by

Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Andy Murray (GBR).


Predictions:

With a win today, Djokovic takes over the world No. 1 ranking, but Tsonga holds a 5-2 lifetime lead over his Serbian counterpart. Djokovic has the best service return in the game, and Tsonga has the best serve remaining in the tournament. Who will neutralize whom?

I'm taking Tsonga in five. It doesn't feel like it's time for Djokovic to be No. 1. Maybe next year.

ESPN's anchors will have you believe that Great Britain hasn't had a champion at Wimbledon since dinosaurs roamed Pangea. Murray is the newest Great "British" Hope, but he's playing He Who Refuses To Lose To Andy Murray.

Sorry, gents. Nadal in four.

All right, let's do it to it.

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