Wimbledon 2024: Men's semifinals predictions

The Wimbledon men's semifinals will take place on Friday and feature two former winners, another Grand Slam winner, and also Lorenzo Musetti.
Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev
Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev / Clive Brunskill/GettyImages

How did we get here? We have reached the final four on the men's side at Wimbledon and both 2023 finalists, Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic, are still around. So is 2021 US Open winner Daniil Medvedev. And somehow, Lorenzo Musetti is still at the party.

Medvedev and Alcaraz met in the semifinals of last year's Wimbledon too. The Spaniard blitzed the Russian in straight sets. While Medvedev has never reached the final at the grass-court major, something seems different this year. What is most impressive is that he outlasted top-seed Jannik Sinner - a player who had a recent win streak against the Russian - in five sets in the quarterfinals.

Musetti and Djokovic would normally appear extremely one-side, and might still be, but the Serb has not yet reached a final this year. Neither has Musetti, though. Whoever wins will have their best result of the year.

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The matches should start at 13:00 London time, which is 8 am ET. If each match goes five sets, you might be done watching tennis on the East Coast by about 6 pm.

Novak Djokovic versus Lorenzo Musetti

Let's get this one out of the way first. This would be a monumental upset should Musetti win. No offense to the young Italian, but he is playing a player who has won the vent seven times before, is playing some of the best tennis of his year, and is working off three days' rest because Djokovic had a walkover in the quarterfinals due to Alex de Minaur being injured.

A huge difference between Taylor Fritz, who Musetti defeated in the quarterfinals in five sets, and Djokovic is that Djokovic knows how to win big matches and Fritz doesn't, at least not at Grand Slam events. Musetti might even make a match of it because he is skilled, but the Serb is going to come through in four sets.

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Carlos Alcaraz versus Daniil Medvedev

This could be the match of the day or Alcaraz might simply overwhelm the Russian as he has done in most of their recent meetings. Alcaraz, like Djokovic, knows what it takes to win at Wimbledon and Medvedev doesn't. This match either goes five sets or ends in three sets where Alcaraz ruthlessly takes care of business.

The guess here is that Alcaraz wins in four and takes the first two sets. The outcome is never really in doubt but at least Medvedev plays with pride. The outcome sets up a rematch of the 2023 Wimbledon final between Alcaraz and Djokovic which was an instant classic.

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