Novak Djokovic's staggering act for opponent after horror moment

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Novak Djokovic (pictured right) leaping the net and helping Jannik Sinner (pictured on the ground) to his feet after a horrible slip at Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic (pictured right) rushed over the net to help Jannik Sinner (pictured on the ground) after a horrible slip on Centre Court during their Wimbledon quarter-final. (Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic has shown his class in the heat of battle on Centre Court at Wimbledon after rushing over to his opponent after a nasty fall.

Djokovic was facing elimination at Wimbledon after young Italian sensation Jannik Sinner took the opening two sets to stun the Centre Court crowd.

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The World No.3 was scrambling for answers and was able to turn the tide and was able to take the third set.

And late in the fourth set the unthinkable happened.

Sinner was running for the ball at the net when he slipped over on the famous All England Club grass.

The 20-year-old was clearly in distress as he clutched his ankle to the horror of the supporting crowd.

But, putting his ultra competitive nature aside, Djokovic showed his true colours and rushed over the net to help his opponent.

Showing concern as Sinner was attended to, Djokovic eventually helped Sinner back to his feet when the Italian was able to continue.

The duo were met with a warm round of applause.

The World No.3 was praised for showing his sportsmanship, despite trailing the Italian on the scoreboard.

Djokovic was able to close out the fourth set and even lift his game in the fifth to advance with a 5-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory in three hours and 35 minutes on Tuesday.

The victory was his 26th in a row at Wimbledon and 84th in total - tying Jimmy Connors for the second-most in men's singles at SW19, trailing only Roger Federer's 105.

Novak Djokovic (pictured left) embraces Jannik Sinner (pictured right) after winning the Wimbledon quarter-final.
Novak Djokovic (pictured left) comforts Jannik Sinner (pictured right) after their Men's Singles Quarter Finals Match at Wimbledon 2022. (Photo by Shi Tang/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic chasing grand slam history

Djokovic now stands two wins away from a drought-breaking 21st grand slam title.

His 20th came at Wimbledon last year.

He has subsequently squandered a two-set lead in the US Open final against Daniil Medvedev, been deported from Australia on the eve of the 2022 Australian Open, then lost to Rafael Nadal in the French Open quarter-finals.

However, Djokovic said he is more determined this year to take home the SW19 crowd after acknowledging, as it stands, that he most likely won't be competing at the US Open due to the border restrictions on those who are not vaccinated.

Chasing a fourth Wimbledon title in a row, Djokovic will play home hope Cameron Norrie after a sensation comeback from the Brit.

Ninth seed Norrie sent fans into a state of delirium with an emotion-charged 3-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory over Belgian David Goffin in Tuesday's second quarter-final.

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