Novak Djokovic eases into Wimbledon quarter-finals

Jonathan Hernandez
July 12, 2017

In the tie break, Mannarino won both points on Djokovic's serve then revisited his leaping backhand-only this time he carved under the ball for a creative drop shot victor opening a 4-2 lead. But as well as worrying about the state of his shoulder, the 30-year-old slammed the poor quality of the All England Club courts.

"He is a friend but I am not that type of person", Pool was quoted as saying by The Sun when asked about her relationship status with him.

'Venus played on Court 2 a year ago, I don't think Serena has played on Centre as much as she should have done... it needs to change.

"But the grass is probably the most complex surface to make, to maintain".

The one major concern for Djokovic and his team will be the Serb's need to receive treatment on his right arm during the third set, although it's unclear at this stage what the issue is. It was all about a player from Serbia at the start of the second set as well, he broke in the second game to open up a 4-1 gap, only to lose his serve in game 7, with Adrian climbing back to 4-4. "We'll see on the shoulder".

I chatted to the boxers Carl Froch and David Haye when I was walking back to the locker room after Monday's match - it's always flattering when other athletes come and watch you play.

Second seed Djokovic will face the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych on Wednesday for a semi-final spot, boasting a 25-2 career record over the 2010 Wimbledon runner-up.

The All England Club announced that the rain would continue for the time being, but Novak Djokovic's fourth-round match against Adrian Mannarino would start as scheduled with the roof closed for the first time this year.

Djokovic has surprised many with his good form at Wimbledon so far, but at the same time we wait with baited breath for an impending collapse. It is what it is. Djokovic has won eight straight matches on grass court.

One of them has her arms around Djokovic. "I haven't dropped a set yet on grass this season either here or in Eastbourne".

Of course I knew it was important but in truth I was not really aware of how big a deal Wimbledon was, and how much focus there was on this event.

When I went to speak to the press I just said whatever I was thinking, whatever was on my mind. "He's an established top-10 player". Yeah, he's someone that understands the occasion of playing big matches, big tournaments.

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

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