Just like that, the stage is set for the first of two Wimbledon men’s singles semifinals. Finishing their quarterfinal match-ups just minutes apart, Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro will meet in the semifinals.
Djokovic eliminated Tomas Berdych with a score of 7-6, 6-4, 6-3, while Del Porto cruised to a win over David Ferrer 6-2, 6-4, 7-6. Del Porto’s win was especially impressive; after hyperextending his knee early in the match, he returned and dominated the first two sets before finally ousting Ferrer in three sets. If history’s any indication, Djokovic may have his hands full in the semifinals, as Del Porto has already dealt him an upset at this year’s BNP Paribas Open.
For Novak’s win, he stuck with his crispy white Uniqlo apparel and the adidas Barricade 7. This well-cushioned model is constructed with a durable upper and stability claws for lateral movements. Try out the adidas Barricade 7 today for $125.
Meanwhile, Del Porto opted for the Nike Air Max Cage. The rugged performer features a breathable mesh upper with a Dragon overlay for durability in high-wear areas. The Air Max Cage is cushioned by a visible heel Air Max unit and a Phylon midsole, while its XDR outsole is built to last on a variety of court surfaces. The Air Max Cage is available now for $115.
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