Wimbledon 2021: Djokovic one step closer to 20th Grand Slam, defeats Anderson to enter round 3 on ‘slippery court’

Wimbledon 2021: Djokovic one step closer to 20th Grand Slam, defeats Anderson to enter round 3 on 'slippery court'- check full report
Wimbledon 2021: Djokovic one step closer to 20th Grand Slam, defeats Anderson to enter round 3 on 'slippery court'- check full report

Wimbledon 2021: Djokovic one step closer to 20th Grand Slam, defeats Anderson to enter round 3 on ‘slippery court’- World No.1 Novak Djokovic, who is chasing his sixth Wimbledon title, has defeated Kevin Anderson of South Africa in round 2 of the Wimbledon 2021. The 34-year-old won the match in straight sets to progress to the next round. The Serbian almost fell in the slippery grass-court twice in the contest but overcame the hazardous pitch to dominate Anderson. The match ended 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in favor of Djokovic.

In a rematch of the 2018 men’s final, the No.1 seed took his unbeaten record of victories at the All England Club against Anderson to four.

Despite a superior ace tally from the 6ft 8in Anderson, the South African had no answer to Djokovic’s trademark athleticism and inch-perfect play that the fans on Centre Court have come to love.

The Serbian now faces either Italy’s Andreas Seppi or qualifier Denis Kudla of the USA in the third round.

Earlier, Djokovic had defeated Jack Draper in four sets after losing the opening set. The Serbian is the hot favorite to win his third straight grand slam at Wimbledon. His rival Kevin Anderson needs to play out of the skin if he has given any competition to the 19-time Grand Slam champion.

Wimbledon 2021: Djokovic one step closer to 20th Grand Slam, defeats Anderson to enter round 3 on ‘slippery court’

Wimbledon 2021 LIVE score: Novak Djokovic vs Kevin Anderson

Novak Djokovic vs Kevin Anderson 3rd Set

6-3 Djokovic wins

5-3 to Djokovic, a game away from victory

4-3 to Djokovic, the same pattern continues for third consecutive set

3-3 Anderson equals again

3-2 to Djokovic

It’s 2-2

2-1 to Djokovic

1-1 Anderson fights back

1-0 to Djokovic

Novak Djokovic vs Kevin Anderson 2nd Set

6-3 second straight set to Djokovic

5-3 to Djokovic

4-3 to Djokovic

3-3 Djokovic vs Anderson evenly poised

3-2 to Anderson

2-2 scores level

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Djokovic slips on the grass-court once again

2-1 to Anderson

1-1 Djokovic levels up

1-0 Anderson starts on good note

Novak Djokovic vs Kevin Anderson 1st Set

6-3 Djokovic wins first set

5-3 Djokovic extends the lead, a game away from claiming opening set.

4-3 to Djokovic

Djokovic is unhappy with the slippery surface. On Tuesday, Serena suffered an injury in her leg.

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3-3 The pattern goes on

3-2 Djokovic takes the lead

2-2 Anderson rebounds

2-1 to Djokovic

1-1 Andreson in the act

1-0 to Djokovic

Djokovic has won all three matches on grass court against Anderson

Short warmup underway

6,500 fans are witnessing the LIVE match today.

Wimbledon 2021: Djokovic one step closer to 20th Grand Slam, defeats Anderson to enter round 3 on ‘slippery court’

Wimbledon 2021 LIVE streaming

The LIVE broadcast of Wimbledon 2021 will be covered by Star Sports India. You can also watch the tournament on OTT-platform Hotstar. If you stay in any other country apart from India, check from this list– Wimbledon broadcasters

With approximately 35 broadcasters on-site, rights holders receive their feeds via a ground-breaking IP infrastructure alongside global distribution to some 200 territories.

Wimbledon 2021 Prize Money

Singles

2021 Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2019
Winner £1,700,000 $2,399,520 €1,979,979 -27.66%
Runner-up £900,000 $1,270,334 €1,048,224 -23.40%
Semifinal £465,000 $656,339 €541,582 -20.92%
Quarterfinal £300,000 $423,445 €349,408 2.04%
Round 4 £181,000 $255,478 €210,810 2.84%
Round 3 £115,000 $162,320 €133,940 3.60%
Round 2 £75,000 $105,861 €87,352 4.17%
Round 1 £48,000 $67,751 €55,905 6.67%
Q3 £25,500 $35,993 €29,700 13.33%
Q2 £15,500 $21,878 €18,053 16.98%
Q1 £8,500 $11,998 €9,900 21.43%

 

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