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

Novak Djokovic continued his excellent begin at SW19 following a composed win over Jordan Thompson on Centre Courtroom.

The second seed recorded a 6-3, 7-6, 7-5 victory to ebook 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 probably the most prestigious tennis occasion for the seventeenth time.

“I don’t actually know if I wished to fulfill him this early within the match,” mentioned Djokovic of his big-serving opponent. “Congratulations to him for the efficiency, he was a bit unfortunate however he performed a terrific match. I attempt to get pleasure from each second I spend on Centre Courtroom. It’s an enormous privilege, particularly at this age after I’m nonetheless attempting to push ahead with the younger weapons. I don’t know the way lengthy that’s going to go on however to date, so good.”

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

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

Picture: AP



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