Novak Djokovic hits out after clinching quarter-final spot

Novak Djokovic hits out after clinching quarter-final spot

The match was to be played on Monday on No.1 Court, but it was postponed after Rafael Nadal's defeat to Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, which took much more time than was expected, reports Efe. But, yeah, his serve is huge.

However late in the day it was determined that the match would be set back to Tuesday, and moved to Centre Court where it will begin at the earlier than usual time of midday. Despite struggling through the first four sets, he turned on the fireworks in the fifth, taking it 6-2.

On his second set point, Djokovic slashed his third ace to seal the set. Then I just told myself, Look, I mean, I'm doing the best I can.

"That's two points in a row at the beginning of the match", Djokovic said, before telling official Jake Garner: "Focus, please!" Yeah, he's someone that understands the occasion of playing big matches, big tournaments. "There are a few spots on the court, like just behind the baseline and just in front of the baseline, where there are big lumps of grass, sort of like little divots there, which I don't remember really being the case".

Then Djokovic hit a lapse uncorking his first double fault to face double break point. "I am, too. Sometimes, in the heat of the moment, you exchange things", Djokovic said. "I don't know how to describe it".

The result made Federer the first man to get to 15-0 in third-round matches at Wimbledon.




Wimbledon felt the wrath of a worked-up Novak Djokovic as the Serbian accused the tournament of bungling their scheduling and allowing the grass on Centre Court to fall into a shabby state.

"The safety and security of all visitors to The Championships is of paramount importance", the AELTC said in a statement.

Djokovic's reward for dispatching Mannarino is a quarterfinal against Tomas Berdych, who registered one of only two victories over the former world No. 1 in 27 career meetings in the semifinals at Wimbledon in 2010. The 12-time Grand Slam champion has been bothered by elbow and shoulder issues over the past year, including withdrawing from the Miami Open in March due to a cranky elbow.

After the Djokovic battle, it will be all about the women's last eight on a day that is forecast to be cloudy with some showers, with the temperature hovering round 17 Celsius.

Kerber, Venus Williams and French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko led the complaints on Monday and Navratilova has backed them up.

Centre Court has a roof, but No. 1 Court does not.

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