Djokovic wins under the roof at Wimbledon
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jul 13, 2017,
Jul 13, 2017, 22:21
Rain began to fall on Tuesday about 30 minutes before Djokovic and Mannarino were to begin, and as others were suspended, they played the first match of the tournament under the roof.
"We respect the players' views".
'I think ideally you would have two men's and two women's on Centre, potentially starting the matches a bit earlier would allow for that, ' he explained.
With all the tournament's fourth-round matches taking place on Monday, Centre Court and Court One were both stacked with male players as has been customary at SW19 so far.
"We went to the referee's office before eight".
Kerber, who reached the Wimbledon final previous year but lost to Serena Williams, was beaten by Garbine Muguruza on No. 2 Court, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
The All England Club copped a pounding from Djokovic, who also complained of a hole in the middle of the world's most famous centre court.
According to a plethora of analysts, Raonic is the most likely player to break the stranglehold of the Big 4 over Wimbledon. Djokovic, who owns a 25-2 career record against Berdych, had a trainer massage his right shoulder during his fourth-round win, so it will be important to see how that part of his body holds up in the quarterfinals. "I thought I raised the level of tennis", said Djokovic after making the second week without dropping a set.
Federer will play Berdych in the semifinals as he chases his first Wimbledon title since 2012. Playing two days in a row certainly didn't help, but Djokovic said he did everything he could to get ready for Wednesday's match. "We got on the court today, and I'm glad that it's all done and I'm looking forward to the next one".
Adrian Mannarino had a good chance to snap this part of the game, but Joker found the strength to overcome this and came back from behind, doubling the lead. "I have to see what the nuances are once the game starts, because you can't necessarily plan for those".
Since then, Djokovic has added 11 more Grand Slam titles and 23 more professional wins over Berdych, although the 31-year-old showed no signs of being intimidated by the apparent improbability of his task. He will not get overwhelmed by the stadium or whatever. I've played him many times.
"I'm just going to talk with specialists, as I have done in the past year or so, try to figure out what's the best way to treat it and to solve it, to find a long-term solution", Djokovic added.