Novak Djokovic produced one other dominant efficiency to succeed in the Wimbledon fourth spherical after beating fellow Serb Miomir Kecmanović 6-0 6-3 6-4 on Friday.
After a complete, straight-sets victory in opposition to Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis earlier within the week, Djokovic was as soon as once more in a ruthless temper on Centre Court docket as he swept apart Kecmanović.
“Actually, I believe I’ve been taking part in higher and higher because the event progresses which is one thing you at all times want for,” Djokovic stated in his post-match interview on court docket.
“You need to elevate the extent of tennis up a notch every match, in order that’s what’s taking place.
“I do know I can at all times do higher and I at all times count on the best from myself, however up to now so good and I sit up for the following spherical.”
The highest seed raced via the primary set in simply 24 minutes, as he continues his quest to win a fourth consecutive Wimbledon title.
It wasn’t till the second recreation of the second set that Kecmanović, ranked thirtieth on the earth, obtained on the scoreboard. At one level, that set was evenly poised at 3-3, however Djokovic pulled away with a break of serve at 4-3.
Within the closing set, Djokovic broke twice earlier than Kecmanović hit again with a break of his personal – his first of the match.
It proved too little too late, nevertheless, and the 20-time grand slam champion had the emphatic win sewn up inside two hours, a lot to the enjoyment of the gang.
“I don’t take your presence as a right, so thanks for popping out and supporting tennis and each gamers, we recognize it,” he stated, addressing Centre Court docket.
Djokovic will face the Netherlands’ Tim van Rijthoven within the fourth spherical. The world No. 104, a wild card within the Wimbledon draw, has shot up the rankings in current weeks forward of constructing his first grand slam look.
Van Rijthoven defeated Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4 6-3 6-4 on Friday to take his profitable run to eight matches.