As of Wednesday, Novak Djokovic is one of only 21 players of all time to have won 100 matches on grass. He is one win away from matching Pete Sampras’ 101 and two away from winning his 20th Grand Slam and drawing with Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal. “Pursuing her is a great inspiration to me,” he acknowledged. This Wednesday it reached this centennial figure at overcome without much difficulty the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics (29 years and 48th in the world), a rigid player with a mechanical game who could do nothing to avoid defeat by 6-3, 6-4 and 6-4 at 2:16.
The Serbian will play the Wimbledon semi-finals for the 10th time (41st among the four majors) and will become the third tennis player ever with the most appearances, behind Jimmy Connors (11) and Federer (at the moment 13). He overtakes, among others, specialist such as Boris Becker, Arthur Gore and Herbert Lawford, who played nine. His rival for Friday’s game will be Karen Khachanov or Denis Shapovalov. “I will have to win. They are very qualified players and they look very good in this tournament,” Nole advanced at a full stadium for the first time in the tournament, thanks to the lifting of restrictions.
Djokovic’s performance in the British tournament has been simply brilliant since 2010. In recent years he has reached the semi-finals in nine of his eleven appearances. He only failed in 2016, when he lost to Sam Querrey in the third round, and in 2017, when he retired with a right elbow injury during his quarterfinal against Thomas Berdych.
Djokovic plays on the grass of the Wimbledon center with an impressive order and control. “It was a solid performance,” said the Balkan who, without fanfare, builds the points and leads the exchanges with an apparently affordable pace, but overflowing in fact with those lethal dribbles he often drops. To the rest it is a continuous nuisance and the serve, stable and harmful, helps him a lot. There are days, like this, when you don’t need to handle yourself brilliantly to win, even making more mistakes than usual (30). It is true that Fucsovics, very gray, hardly put him in difficulties (1/6 in break points). So it will be very difficult for someone to take her away from her goal, which is none other than to be champion again.
Results and calendar men’s box.