Djokovic rolls into Wimbledon quarter with Garin’s thrashing



Topseed Novak as the Serbs dismantled Chilean Christian Garin’s challenge with a 6–2 6–4 6–2 victory, reached the final eight at Wimbledon and maintained the title defense on the grass court. It was usual for Djokovic. major.

The world’s No. 1 winner of the last two men’s singles titles at the All England Club faced unseeded Hungarian Merton Husovich, who banished Russia’s fifth seed Andrey Rublev, for the 50th time. Grand Slam quarterfinals 6–3 4–6 4–6 6–0 6–3.

Only 39-year-old Roger Federer, who won eight Wimbledon titles, reached more Grand Slam quarterfinals.

Seeded on the 17th, 25-year-old Garin, who had never played Djokovic on the lawn, soon realized that he had no resources to bother Serbs on his tanned center court.

Djokovic scored the first eight points and never let go of the pedals in the 1 hour 48 minute contest. It had an advantage over the baseline and the net over Chile.

The Serbs repeatedly gave Garin, who scored the first point in the third game, to the net with big applause.

Djokovic covered the unforced error (23) in a unique way, hitting 28 winners.

He hit nine aces, lost only 13 points on his serve, defeated his opponent five times and won his 20th Grand Slam title.

Sunday’s sixth Wimbledon trophy will also bring the 34-year-old closer to the Golden Slam, with the Tokyo Olympics and the US Open playing on his favorite hard court.

The Australian Open and Roland Garros winners did not hide the fact that he was in the best mood.

“After winning the French Open, the level of confidence is clearly very high,” he said in an interview on the court.

“It was probably one of the biggest wins in the situation I played. Especially in the second week, there were two 5-setters and two 4-setters.

“It robbed me a lot, but at the same time it gave me wings. It gives me the confidence I need for Wimbledon and my energy level is really good. I’m glad.

“Because this is the fastest surface in the sport, obviously coming from clay will take some time to adjust the game and adapt to make sure it’s in top shape.

“So, as the tournament progresses, I feel more comfortable playing on the grass. I’m looking forward to the next challenge.”

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