'He's a very complete player!' – Djokovic looks ahead to Wimbledon semi-final

Novak Djokovic has labelled Jannik Sinner as a ‘very complete player’ ahead of their Wimbledon semi-final battle.

The 36-year-old, who has fired a warning to his Wimbledon title rivals, beat Andrey Rublev on Tuesday ahead of his clash with eighth-seed Sinner.

The 21-year-old Italian secured his semi-final spot on the same day with a four-set victory against unseeded Russian Roman Safiullin.

Sinner’s run at this year’s Championships is his career-best at a Grand Slam as he looks to register his maiden major title.

Asked if he had watched any of Sinner’s matches at Wimbledon, Djokovic said: ‘We mostly played kind of at the same time.

‘I’ve watched him I think first set today little bit. He’s playing at a very high level. He likes to play on grass.

‘He likes to play on quick surfaces because he likes to be aggressive and take control of the point.

‘From both forehand and backhand, he’s smashing the ball really, really hard, trying to be the one that is going to dictate the point from early on. I know his game well.

‘He’s so young, so of course it’s expected that he’s going to improve. He is improving, no doubt, I think with the serve. He’s been serving better. On grass, obviously makes a difference.

‘He’s a very complete player. Now first time in [the] semis of Wimbledon. I’m looking forward to that challenge. We both have two days to recover. I’m sure that he’s going to be very, very motivated to win. On the other hand, I am, too. Let’s see what happens.’

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