Novak Djokovic advances to Wimbledon third round after brilliant performance

The Serbian, aiming for a fourth consecutive Wimbledon crown, barely had to break a sweat on Center Court as he dominated his Australian rival throughout the tournament, further solidifying his position as the favorite in the men’s singles this year.

The win gave Djokovic 23 consecutive Wimbledon wins – a streak dating back to the 2017 quarter-finals – as well as his 81st win at the tournament.

Having passed the test in his opening match against the first racket of the world. 81 Kwon Sung-hu, this match was more of a parade for the reigning champion as the 26-year-old Kokkinakis simply couldn’t get past Djokovic.

Further, the best seed will meet with another Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic.

Djokovic is the favorite to win the men's singles.

“I am very pleased with my performance. I started very well, confident from the back of the court, made him work on every point and worked with him all over the court,” Djokovic said in his post-match on-court interview.

“I am pleased with how I have raised the level of tennis over the past two days. Obviously just thinking about the next challenge and hoping things get better as the tournament progresses.”

Through the year that brought a lot of uncertainty As for the Serbian, he said that he likes to play in the biggest tournaments.

“You don’t think about numbers when you start playing tennis,” he said. “99% of children, when they pick up a racket, dream and are fond of sports.

“When you get down to yourself, you go back to that inner child and remember why you started the sport and everything you achieve is a bonus.”

Radukan loses

Elsewhere, British hope Emma Raducanu lost in the second round to Caroline Garcia.

The defending US Open champion lost in straight sets – 6-3 6-3 – to her opponent from France, who failed to build on an impressive first round performance earlier this week.

Radukanou, 19, reached the fourth round of last year’s tournament but has struggled with injuries this season and doubted she’d even make it to her home Grand Slam.

On Wednesday, she couldn’t match Garcia’s strength and accuracy, and even the fanatical crowd couldn’t spur Raducana to victory.

Garcia beat Raducana on center court.

“Obviously it’s hard to lose any match, but I think Caroline had a great match,” Raducan told reporters. “She is a great player and I struggled to find a way out of her today. But that’s okay, because coming into it I didn’t really have high hopes for myself, and playing Center Court again was a really positive experience for me.”

Garcia, now on seven straight wins, will face China’s Shuai Zhang in the third round.

Doubles the player’s disharmony with Thane

This tournament had some impressive performances on center court, but not much better than France’s Harmony Tan, who knocked out Serena Williams on Tuesday.

Serena Williams & # 39;  return to Wimbledon ends with dramatic loss to Harmony Tan

However, after her memorable victory, Tan was criticized by her playing partner Tamara Korpacz for being eliminated from their doubles match.

“Unfortunately, my doubles partner H. Tang retired from our doubles today.” – Korpacz posted on instagram after Tang withdrew, reportedly citing fatigue.

“She just texted me this morning. Let me wait here. [until] one hour before the start of the match. I am very saddened, disappointed and very angry that I cannot play my first Grand Slam doubles tournament.

“This is really unfair to me, I didn’t deserve this. She asked me before the tournament if we wanted to play doubles and I said yes. I didn’t ask her, she asked me!

“If you break down after 3 hours [three-hour] match the day before, you can’t play professionally. It’s my opinion. “

Tan has not yet made a public comment since the publication, and on Thursday in the second round he will face Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo.