Defending champion Novak Djokovic spent a late night four-set match against Dutchman Tim van Rijthoven to arrange a meeting with young Italian Jannik Sinner; Tunisian third seed Ons Jabeur advanced to a second consecutive Wimbledon quarter-final against Marie Bouzkova.
Last updated: 03/07/22 10:55 pm
Novak Djokovic continues to be crowned Wimbledon champion for the seventh time after being rigorously tested by Dutch black horse Tim van Rijthoven for his title.
The top seed has to start its match at 8pm and it looks like it may not end before Wimbledon’s 11pm curfew after Van Rijthoven hit the second set.
But Djokovic clearly did not want to return on Monday and beat the winner 6-2 4-6 6-1 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals with young Italian Jannik Sinner.
83rd win at Wimbledon
25th consecutive win on the field
13th Wimbledon Quarterfinals
53rd Grand Slam Quarterfinals
83rd win at Wimbledon
Criminal entered Wimbledon eight years ago after he proved too impatient to handle Carlos Alcaraz in a meeting between two of the biggest prospects in the sport.
The Italian’s breath-taking start saw him gain the initiative and only briefly let it slip from the 19-year-old, who eventually hit his belt but failed. could never find the class that has seen him reach the final eight at the US Open and Roland Garros over the past year.
Sinner, 20, had never won at the All England Club before this summer but took the sixth game point to win 6-1 6-4 6-7 (8-10) 6-3 in three hours and 35 minutes.
“I think what we showed today was a great level of tennis, great attitude from both of us,” Sinner said before the talk turned to whether Center Court would witness the beginning of the showdown between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer or not.
He added: “Hopefully this will happen, but we never know. There are still so many other players playing incredible tennis.
“We’re definitely the two youngest at the moment, so let’s see. I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future. Yeah, I think it’s great for tennis to have some new names, new tennis player.”
The Alcaraz teenager went 40 minutes without a win in the opening stages and admits he struggled to handle the opportunity but believes he can come back better in 2023.
He said: “I’m starting to get really nervous. Playing on Center Court isn’t easy for me. Jannik can handle better than me in terms of nerves and pressure, I say.
“But I’ve felt very good here at Wimbledon. I’ve had a lot of experience playing on grass. Now I’m thinking I can become a great player on grass.
“Next year I hope to play some of the previous tournaments at Wimbledon to adjust my play, to get used to playing here on grass. But I would say I’m going to be a great player. great here.”
Third seed Ons Jabeur saved five points in a set-break-break in the first set before beating Elise Mertens 7-6 (11-9) 6-4 to reach a second consecutive Wimbledon quarter-final.
Jabeur will face Marie Bouzkova, with both players trying to reach their first Grand Slam semi-finals.
Seedless Czech Bouzkova beat French female tennis player Caroline Garcia to eight grass-court wins with a 7-5 6-2 win to reach her first Grand Slam quarter-final.
The Czech 66th-ranked player won his only previous match on grass against Garcia, who is considered this year’s Wimbledon title contender after his title win at Bad Homburg and an extensive women’s draw.
“If you told me before the tournament started I would be in the quarterfinals, I probably wouldn’t believe you,” Bouzkova said.
“Always try to play one game at a time. Ever since the first match, it’s been a really difficult journey for me. Now that I’m in the quarterfinals, it’s something very special for me. I.
“I’m really proud that I’ve been able to deal with things the way I have and just enjoy the moment.”
Murray & Williams defeated by British pair in mixed doubles epic
Jamie Murray and Venus Williams are disqualified from mixed doubles after losing their second-marathon encounter to the British Jonny O’Mara and Alicia Barnett.
The fledgling partner had five match points in an epic decisive match but ended up losing 18-16.
O’Mara and Barnett eventually converted their fifth match point to seal a 3-6 6-4 7-6 (18-16) win in two hours and 12 minutes.
The defeat meant Scot Murray and American Williams were unable to compete with siblings Andy and Serena, who made it to the third round when they teamed up in 2019.
Williams, 42, has not competed since last August but claimed a wild card to appear at the 24th Year Championship.
Tsitsipas hands out biggest Wimbledon fine to date
Stefanos Tsitsipas has been fined $10,000 (£8,260) for unsportsmanlike conduct following a tense third-round clash with Nick Kyrgios on Saturday.
The Greek received two warnings for recklessly hitting the ball, once into the crowd and once very hard into the frame after serving under Kyrgios’ arm.
The Australian, who was fined $4,000 (£3,300) for swearing, has relentlessly appealed to referee Damien Dumusois and other tournament officials to let Tsitsipas be sacked for the first offense. his.
Players can be fined up to $20,000 for violations of unsportsmanlike conduct, while blatant abuse can be considered serious violations and lead to other sanctions.
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