Brutally honest Stan Wawrinka sums up Novak Djokovic's Wimbledon chances

Wawrinka suffered a straight-set defeat to Djokovic in the Wimbledon third round.

by Dzevad Mesic
Brutally honest Stan Wawrinka sums up Novak Djokovic's Wimbledon chances

Stan Wawrinka says he would be "astonished" if someone beat Novak Djokovic at this year's Wimbledon. On Friday, two old rivals - Wawrinka and Djokovic - met again. But unlike in some of their previous Grand Slam meetings, this one didn't feature a five-set thriller as Djokovic ousted Wawrinka 6-3 6-1 7-6 (5) in the Wimbledon third round.

In the third-set tie-break, Wawrinka had a 5-3 lead before Djokovic won the next four points to seal a straight-set win. "As I expected, it was tough to play against him (Djokovic). Not the same level of confidence, not the same level in everything.

In the end, three mistakes in a row, was not the best moment to do that," Wawrinka said after the match, via Tennis Majors.

Wawrinka: I'd be astonished if someone beat Djokovic

"Djokovic is the best in the world.

Someone can beat him. One match can lead to many scenarios. But I would be astonished to see it here," Wawrinka added.

Before the match, Wawrinka admitted his chances against Djokovic were very slim and noted it would take a lot for him to stand a chance against Djokovic.

In the fourth game, the first break of the match was seen as Djokovic broke Wawrinka for a 4-2 lead. Up by a break, Djokovic held on to his service for the remainder of the first set to clinch the opener. After winning the first set, Djokovic started the second set with back-to-back breaks and a 4-0 lead.

In the seventh game - when Wawrinka was serving to stay in the second set - Djokovic broke the Swiss for the third time in the set to open a two-set lead. In the third set, not a single break point was seen as a tie-break had to resolve the set.

In the tie-break, Djokovic had a 3-1 lead before Wawrinka won four points in a row to take a 5-3 lead. But after Wawrinka won four points in a row, Djokovic responded by doing the same and sealing a three-set win.

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