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Novak downs Thompson for 350th GS win, maintains flawless Wimbledon begin – Novak Djokovic


Novak Djokovic continued his good begin at SW19 following a composed win over Jordan Thompson on Centre Court docket.

The second seed recorded a 6-3, 7-6, 7-5 victory to guide his spot within the Wimbledon third spherical in two hours and 27 minutes.

Thompson did his finest to problem the 23-time Grand Slam titlist with large serves, however he was unable to place up stronger resistance and battle as Djokovic was flawless on his personal service video games.

The 36-year-old Serbian star transformed two of his 5 break level alternatives and didn’t face a single break level throughout his first profession assembly with the Australian.

The triumph is Nole’s thirtieth consecutive Wimbledon victory, 350th Grand Slam win, and he’s by to the third spherical of essentially the most prestigious tennis occasion for the seventeenth time.

“I don’t actually know if I wished to satisfy him this early within the match,” stated Djokovic of his big-serving opponent. “Congratulations to him for the efficiency, he was a bit unfortunate however he performed a fantastic match. I attempt to get pleasure from each second I spend on Centre Court docket. It’s an enormous privilege, particularly at this age once I’m nonetheless making an attempt to push ahead with the younger weapons. I don’t understand how lengthy that’s going to go on however thus far, so good.”

Match statistics: aces (8-21), double faults (0-2), winners (40-43), unforced errors (13-20), complete factors received (109-89).

His subsequent rival will likely be Stan Wawrinka (SUI, ATP #88, H2H 20-6) who defeated twenty ninth seed Tomas Martin Etcheverry (ARG) in 4 units.

Photograph: AP



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