Novak Djokovic has put cruising speed at Wimbledon, that unstoppable rhythm that has given him success in past editions and that can lead him to win his third consecutive title in the tournament, sixth overall and 20th Grand Slam, which would tie at the top of the historical list with Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer. The Serbian beat Denis Kudla, 28-year-old American and 114th in the world, without fanfare, but without problems, who got me into the main draw from the previous one. Djokovic, who has never lost with a major qualifier (21-0), beat him by 6-4, 6-3 and 7-6 (7) at 2:17.
In the second round he will meet the Chilean Christian Garín, whom he beat last year in their only match, held in the ATP Cup. Reach this round for the 13th time in the British championship. He is the third who has done the most times in the Era Open behind Federer (17) and Jimmy Connors (16).
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Of the game, little to tell beyond the fact that this time Djokovic failed more than against Anderson, perhaps because his rival was not such a powerful punch and everything depended more on him. It was not easy to repeat a game with only six unforced errors. This time he added 28, although, on the contrary, he just lost six points with first serves (88%). In his must, the eight points he lost in the network attracted attention, an aspect in which it will have to improve, if I may be daring.
“I can do better”
The Balkan made self-criticism at the press conference: “I can’t say I’m too happy with the way I acted. Today was a little off, especially with the service. Obviously in some parts of the game I did well, but in general the rhythm I had in that aspect of my game was not that good. Honestly, I think I can play better. I hope he does it in the next round. “
Results and calendar men’s box.