Even Djokovic knew he wasn’t at his best in Wimbledon debut | Tennis News

Novak Djokovic’s game at Wimbledon on Monday was not particularly Djokovic-esque. He is equally adamant.

He broke early and fell behind 3-1 when he began his fourth consecutive championship and seventh overall effort at the Grass-Court Grand Slam. He recovered to take that set, then dropped the next one. He fell into the slippery grass. He collected more forcible errors than his opponent. Maybe they are a little under the weather; He grabbed tissues from a black box on the sideline and blew his nose. Maybe he was a little off, hadn’t played a main game in nearly a full month.

However, it is Djokovic who is the top seed, and he has a reason to extend his winning streak to 22 at the All England Club, where he has expanded his career winning streak to 80 – making him one of the least-known players in tennis history. South Korea defeated Kwan Soon-woo 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in Center Court under each withdrawal roof.

And there’s a reason why Kwon’s coach’s wife, Daniel Yoo’s friends, is holding the embellished symbols in the player’s guest box containing Korean messages, with Yu saying “Fight!” And “Don’t hurt!”

So Quan walked into the court quarrel. But after just two games, the 81st-ranked Quan Yu said through his translation, “I felt, ‘Oh, it’s doable. … I can spend some time with him.

He was a semifinalist at the All England Club a year ago. Excluding the defeat to No. 7 Hubert Herczakz, Day 1 marks a fairly routine return to pre-epidemic normalcy, capacity crowds, zero masks, full effect of Wimbledon queue and, of course, on-and-off-again rain.

Harkaj, who came out of the grass title over the weekend, lost to Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 7-6 (4), 6-4, 5-7, 2-6, 7-6 (10-8) in a new match at Wimbledon. Final-Set format: Third sets of women and fifth sets of men 6-all get to the first-10-and-win-by-tiebreaker.

Given America’s 70-68 fifth set win over Nicholas Mahut in 2010 and the 26-24 fifth set loss to Kevin Anderson in 2018, this could be called the John Isner Rule, both before embracing the tournament at Wimbledon. Deciding-set tiebreakers.

On Monday, Isner returned to the site of the Marathon Marathon, scoring 54 aces and winning 6-7 (6), 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. Enzo Koukad. The stats for Isner’s next match will be on the big court, as he will face Andy Murray, who has won two of his three major championships at Wimbledon.

Murray won 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 at Center Court against James Duckworth and another victory over British title winner, US Open champion Emma Raducanu.

“From the moment I walked through those gates, I could really feel the energy and support and everyone was behind me with the word ‘go,'” said 19-year-old Radukanu after defeating Alison van Uytwank 6-4. , 6-4. “I really tried to follow every aspect of it. I played every single point in what could be one of my last games on that court.

The 35-year-old Djokovic of Serbia did not play in the French Open quarterfinals after losing to rival Rafael Nadal, and it seemed. Quan’s piercing, flat groundstrokes and soft drop shots were effective for the stretches.

“I didn’t start or play my best,” said Djokovic, who has tied his 20 Grand Slam trophies with Roger Federer, the second-highest trophy in men’s tennis history, after Nadal’s 22nd. “But I think when I need to. Find the right shots, I did. I think at some critical moment (my) service saved me from trouble. I knew I could do better.

Keep in mind that this may be the last major event of Djokovic’s season – and yet another 11 months, until the 2023 French Open.

As things stand, they are not allowed into the United States as a foreigner who doesn’t get their COVID-19 shots and should miss the US Open, which begins in August. He said on Saturday that he could not opt ​​out of the vaccine if he did not vaccinate – a condition he would not consider for the second consecutive Australian Open.

After Monday’s match, Djokovic said he was not thinking about New York at the moment but added: “I think some things can change and I will be able to compete. I want to.”

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