Benedict Cumberbatch looks dapper in a pale blue suit as he watches the men’s singles semifinals on Day 12 of Wimbledon.
Benedict Cumberbatch looked dapper as he watched the men’s singles semifinals on the 12th of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
The 46-year-old actor wore an elegant pale blue suit as he took his seat in the crowd for the highly anticipated event on Friday.
Benedict donned a white shirt and navy patterned tie under his jacket and shaded his eyes with a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses.
He joined a variety of other famous names who braved the rainy weather at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
With a straight face, Benedict seemed focused on the courts as he watched Novak Djokovic beat his Italian rival Jannik Sinner.
Crowd: Benedict Cumberbatch, 46, looked dapper as he watched the men’s singles semi-finals on day 12 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships on Friday.
Intense: The actor wore a sleek pale blue suit as he took a seat in the crowd for the much-anticipated event on Friday
The other big semifinal match of the day sees Carlos Alcaraz take on Danil Medvedev.
Novak taunted the crowd on Center Court at Wimbledon today after his Italian rival Jannik failed to take the third set in their semi-final match, which the Serb won in straight sets.
The 36-year-old repeatedly fought his way out of potential trouble to beat Sinner 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(4) at SW19.
Djokovic taunted the Wimbledon crowd by making a “cry baby” gesture after Sinner failed to convert three set points.
Overall, Djokovic won all six break points he faced and is now through to his ninth All England Club final. He is also his 35th final in all Grand Slam tournaments, more than any man or woman in tennis history.
He is seeking a 24th overall singles championship, which would mark the most in the Open era, which began in 1968.
Roger Federer is the only man to have won eight singles trophies at Wimbledon. Martina Navratilova won the women’s championship nine times.
Djokovic, who was watched by a beaming Princess of Wales from the royal box, will face No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz or No. 3 Daniil Medvedev for the trophy on Sunday. Alacaraz and Medvedev were scheduled to play their semifinal later on Friday.
Reversed: Benedict donned a white shirt and navy patterned tie under his jacket and shaded his eyes with a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses.
Cheering: Joined a variety of other famous names who braved the rainy weather at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
Day out: A friend joined him as they watched from the stands.
Applause: the star encouraged the players
Game: Benedict watched Novak Djokovic (pictured) beat Italian rival Jannik Sinner
Well done: The 36-year-old repeatedly worked his way out of potential trouble to beat Sinner 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(4) in the semifinals.
The game was not without controversy, as Djokovic was penalized by British referee Richard Haigh in the second set, when the score was 15-15 in the fourth game.
Djokovic suddenly let out a loud, late grunt after hitting a backhand down the line that he probably expected to be a winner only for Sinner to catch up with.
Haigh said Djokovic’s roar came too late after his shot and could have put his opponent off.
It’s unusual for a grunt to trigger a barring decision and Djokovic reacted in disbelief, telling Haigh: “You must be kidding. Calling that in the Wimbledon semi-final? What are you doing?”
Complicating the situation, Haigh later gave Djokovic a time violation for taking his serve too long in the same game, but the reigning champion managed to keep his cool and decided not to start another confrontation.
However, he refocused and continued to dominate, earning the next three points to take the game.