Wimbledon: Djokovic quietly dismisses Anderson in the second round الدور

World number one and two-time champion Novak Djokovic advanced to the third round of Wimbledon on Wednesday, quietly beating South African Kevin Anderson (World 102) 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.

World number one and two-time champion Novak Djokovic advanced to the third round of Wimbledon on Wednesday, quietly beating South African Kevin Anderson (World 102) 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.

The Serbian commented on an opponent he had already beaten at Wimbledon, in the 2018 final, in front of a crowd from Central Court who cheered him: “I am very happy with this victory. It is very dangerous.”

Despite the few hiccups – “I have a very good relationship with the crowd but also with the grass,” he joked – from which he came out completely unscathed, perhaps in part thanks to his great flexibility, Djokovic controlled the entire match.

Djokovic explained: “I felt comfortable serving and knew that in the long exchanges I would have the advantage. And because his serve is so dangerous, I had to make as few easy mistakes as possible.”

Solid in serve, in the exchange, but also in return, the Serb also used his touch of the ball to put the 35-year-old South African giant (2.03m) into trouble on the dampers, taking advantage of his difficulties. The opponent has to climb the balls at the end of the race.

“I had to be strong and not take too many risks,” Djokovic said. “I did much better than I expected.”

The white break was enough for him to take advantage of 5-3 before finishing the first set of his serve.

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He broke again at about the same time on the second, taking out 4-3 with a superb kick and confirming his 5-3 serve. In the process, he’s back on Anderson’s serve to win the Heat and lead the race for third.

Ter repetita dans ce troisième set où Djokovic s’est offered trois balles de break (40-0) sur le service d’Anderson à 4-3 et a concrétisé la troisième sur un passing court croisé pour se détacher 5-3 et servir pour the game.

Serbian Novak Djokovic celebrates defeating South African Kevin Anderson in the men’s singles second round match in the third round of Wimbledon 2021 at the English Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 30, 2021.

Ben Stansall – Agence France-Presse

The Serbian will next face Italian Andrea Seppi (90) or American Dennis Kudla (114 and qualifiers).

Djokovic aims for a sixth title at Wimbledon, which would allow him to equal the record of 20 Grand Slam titles held by his rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal (both absent this year). Having won the Australian Open and Roland Garros this year, Djokovic is also seeking to win the Grand Slam, or even the Gold Slam, which in the same year combines the four Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal.

AFP / Wimbledon (UK) (AFP) / © 2021 AFP

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