Wimbledon 2021 LIVE – Novak Djokovic Wins: Novak Djokovic through to last 16, beats Denis Kudla 6-4, 6-3, 7-6- Top-ranked Novak Djokovic made it to the Last 16 of Wimbledon Championship once more time. Djokovic who is chasing his 20th Grand Slam title will now play Cristian Garin of Chile for a place in the Quarterfinals of Wimbledon 2021.
Djokovic – chasing a record-equalling 20th major – is now the first man to win at least 75 matches in all four Grand Slams. It is 13th time that Djokovic has made it to the Last 16 of Wimbledon.
Wimbledon 2021 LIVE – Novak Djokovic Wins: Novak Djokovic through to last 16, beats Denis Kudla 6-4, 6-3, 7-6-
Djokovic in Last 16: The World No. 1 is not someone who succumbs often to shock set-backs. In fact he has only ever lost a Grand Slam match to a player ranked as low as No.114 Kudla once before (Australian Open 2017 against No.117 Denis Istomin).
There was no chance of a repeat in this No.1 Court meeting with another Denis, whom he has played twice before with similar results including a straight sets win in the second round at The Championships 2019.
While Kudla can head home knowing he put up a more-than-creditable show against the top seed, Djokovic will have seen this match as a small stepping stone to his end game of a sixth Wimbledon title.
Kudla, cheered on by the crowd who have a tendency to take the side of the feisty underdog, battled for every point as Djokovic steered a course through the first two sets.
To their delight, he went toe to toe in the third set, all the way to the tie-break but could not quite extend the occasion – finally the World No. 1 prevailed with straight set victory.
Wimbledon 2021: Djokovic will take on Cristian Garin of Chile for a place in the Quarterfinals of Wimbledon 2021 on Monday
Djokovic vs Garin in Last 16: The world No. 1 player in earlier rounds had defeated Kevin Anderson and Jack Draper with complete ease and will now take on Cristian Garin of Chile for place in the Last 8 of Wimbledon 2021.
Djokovic vs Garin: Garin has been given 17th seed in the tournament and is currenly ranked 20th on the ATP Charts.
Wimbledon 2021 Results: Rublev, Bautista Agut in Last 16
Russian fifth seed Andrey Rublev needed almost three hours to defeat Italian Fabio Fognini.Rublev won 6-3 5-7 6-4 6-2 to reach the Wimbledon fourth round for the first time, and he will play Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics next after he defeated ninth seed Diego Schwartzman.
Rublev is one of two Russians to reach the fourth round, with Karen Khachanov also progressing with a 6-3 6-4 6-4 win over Frances Tiafoe.
Roberto Bautista Agut, a semi-finalist at SW19 in 2019, battled to a 7-5 6-1 7-6 (7-4) victory against Dominik Koepfer.
He will play the winner of Friday’s Centre Court meeting between Andy Murray and 10th seed Denis Shapovalov.
Djokovic vs Garin in Last 16 on Monday in Wimbledon 2021 LIVEDjokovic’s next opponent Garin is the first Chilean to reach the Wimbledon fourth round in 16 years after his four-set win over Pedro Martinez of Spain.The last Chilean to reach this stage was Fernando Gonzalez, who went on to the quarter-finals in 2005.
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